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  Second Quarter 2015 Market Commentary

Economic Highlights: Real GDP was down slightly during the first quarter of 2015, contracting -0.2%. Economic growth has slowed for the last two quarters after a two quarter surge in 2014. Although personal consumption growth was positive, exports contracted, as did state and local government spending.

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First Quarter 2015 Market Commentary

Economic Highlights: Real GDP finished the year on an underwhelming but positive note, expanding at an annual rate of 2.2% during the fourth quarter. Economic growth for all of 2014 was 2.4% despite a contraction during the first quarter. Consumer spending drove growth during the fourth quarter, reflecting improvement in employment conditions and lower gas prices.

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January 2015 Monthly Market Commentary

U.S. Economy and Markets: Domestic equity markets were negative in January, as the Wilshire 5000 Total Market IndexSM returned -2.77% and the S&P 500 Index returned -3.00%. Market volatility increased in January, with the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) ending the month at 20.97.

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2014 Year End Review and 2015 Outlook

At the end of 2013, the Federal Reserve announced plans to taper its bond-buying program, a decision based largely upon positive economic data and steadily improving employment figures. Throughout 2014, the U.S. economy continued to gain momentum and the Federal Reserve incrementally reduced its asset purchases by $10 billion at each Federal Open Market Committee meeting.

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Fourth Quarter 2014 Market Commentary

Economic Highlights: Real GDP posted a second strong quarter during the third quarter of 2014, expanding at an annual rate of 5.0% after being up 4.6% during Q2. Growth during the past 12 months stands at a respectable 2.7%. All of the major components of GDP (consumer, business, government) were up for the quarter.

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