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Newsletter: Volume 12, Issue 1, January 2015

US Dollar Doldrums – Amid a dichotomy in global growth, a collapse in commodity prices, rising geopolitical risks and the largest Ebola outbreak in history, the MSCI All-Country World Index returned 2.10% in 2014. North American stocks fared better than most other developed nations due to solid US economic growth. Both the Dow Jones and …

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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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