In general, with the exception of momentary concerns, investors chose not to be troubled by geopolitical issues and mixed economic reports.
Equities powered through several headwinds this quarter providing an important lesson on the benefits of maintaining a disciplined investment approach...
Another Strong Quarter for Stocks Equities posted their strongest first quarter since 1998, with the S&P 500 Index gaining 12.6% for the quarter. The strong performance was not limited to domestic markets as the MSCI World ex US Index also started the year with an 11.3% gain. Concerns about Europe’s two year old sovereign debt
Global Macro Events Continue to Take Center Stage February saw markets continue to inch upward because of a temporary resolution to the Greek debt crisis. A second bailout was approved by European leaders, pending a bond swap in which private creditors are expected to accept a write-off that would significantly reduce Greece’s sovereign debt. Also
A Strong Start to the Year The S&P 500 has risen by almost 7% so far in 2012, causing investors to wonder whether the economy is slowly improving or whether this growth was merely the result of the January effect. Global economic news have generally been positive-it included China’s slight drop in fourth-quarter GDP (as
A Look Back: Stocks Surge on Improving Economic Data U.S. equities staged a significant comeback during the fourth quarter with the S&P 500 Index gaining 11.8%. This performance followed a dismal third quarter that saw major indices around the world fall double digits due to worries about the global economy, the possibility of a double