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Newsletter: Volume 11, Issue 4, October 2014

Volatility Returns and U.S. Dollar Rallies – The third quarter exhibited extreme levels of volatility and the strengthening of the U.S. dollar. Specifically the Volatility and U.S. Dollar Index increased 43.1% and 7.7%, respectively. In conjunction, the MSCI AC World Index is up 2.0% year-to-date, with returns from North America and Emerging Market-Asia leading the …

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Newsletter: Volume 11, Issue 3, July 2014

Investors Shrug Off Ukraine, Iraq Concerns – Investors shrugged off increased geopolitical risk in the second quarter of 2014 as both emerging and developed equity markets performed well. In conjunction with an improving job and real estate market, U.S. equity markets continued to trend upward. Specifically, the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ Composite index closed …

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Newsletter: Volume 11, Issue 2, April 2014

Stocks generated solid gains in the first quarter.  Investors cheered favourable earnings in the United States and shrugged off mixed economic data due to extreme weather.  Global markets returned 1.25% in local currency terms as measured by the MSCI All-Cap World Index.  Developed Markets more than offset losses from Emerging Markets, which struggled due to …

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