Quarterly Economic Report

 

Quarterly Economic Report
January 03, 2011 Posted by
Fall always seems to be an eventful season for the markets. Although the fourth quarter did not see outsized drama in market prices, many changes occurred that will affect market prices in quarters to come.
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Quarterly Economic Report
October 08, 2010 Posted by
Just when we all thought rates couldn’t get any lower, they did. As we entered the third quarter, fears of European debt problems both at the government and banking level consumed the marketplace. Government spending’s chickens, it seems, were coming home to roost. 
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Quarterly Economic Report
July 12, 2010 Posted by
It’s been interesting to watch the markets set up for alternating scenarios through this downturn. Several times during the last 22 months since Lehman went under, fears of inflation have swept in like waves on the beach. Just as quickly the water receded from the shore.
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Quarterly Economic Report
April 01, 2010 Posted by
In recent weeks we have seen interest rates on the rise some 20 percent or more! Of course, that’s only about 20 basis points in the front end, but many believe this indicates a market gearing up for interest rate increases.
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Quarterly Economic Report
January 06, 2010 Posted by
Many market commentators are referring to today’s economic malaise in the form of letters. Are we in a “U-shaped” recession or will it be a “W?” Perhaps the worst of both worlds: the dreaded “L.” The obvious extended nature of our current downturn will be much longer than that implied by these simplistic descriptors. Instead, I prefer the analogy of crossing a riverbed. Today, we stand in the flat portion at the bottom of the riverbed, having sped down towards the bottom rather violently.
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Quarterly Economic Report
October 09, 2009
The current economic landscape has improved as the turmoil that we experienced 12 months ago dissipates.
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Quarterly Economic Report
July 06, 2009
Hope and optimism grew through the second quarter as the Nasdaq returned 20.3 percent, while the broader S&P 500 returned 15.9 percent.
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Quarterly Economic Report
April 20, 2009
The first quarter was filled with hope and not a little optimism from investors even though consumers continued to pare back their purchases.
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Quarterly Economic Report
January 23, 2009
Fear drove most decision-making processes in the fourth quarter as investors and consumers alike planned for the worst.
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Quarterly Economic Report
October 14, 2008
The $700 billion bailout plan is designed to promote confidence in our financial system, but it will take several months before we know its effectiveness.
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