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  Second Quarter 2016 Market Commentary

GDP: Real GDP growth continued to slow during the first quarter of 2016, expanding 1.1% on an annualized basis. Weak business spending continues to act as a drag on growth as private investment shrank for the third quarter in a row. The U.S. actually exported more goods and services despite the strong dollar, adding to growth. Consumer spending continues to be the main point of strength in the economy, although government spending grew for the fourth straight quarter.

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Market Insights: Brexit—Cooler Heads Typically Prevail

As you are likely aware, the U.K. voted on Thursday to leave the European Union, which is sending ripples through global markets. This is symptomatic of the growing anti-establishment movement that is becoming more of a global issue. The initial global reaction appears very negative (particularly in foreign equities), as this was clearly not expected, and therefore it was not priced into markets.

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  May 2016 Monthly Market Commentary

U.S. Economy and Markets: Domestic equity markets were positive in May, as the Wilshire 5000 Total Market IndexSM and the S&P 500 Index both returned 1.80%. Market volatility decreased in May, with the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) ending the month at 13.94, down from 15.70 at the end of April. Performance across GICS sectors was mixed for the month, with the Information Technology and Health Care sectors leading the group, returning 5.44% and 2.51%, respectively. In a reversal from last month, Energy was the worst performing sector in May, falling -0.74%.

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Investment Strategy Update, April 2016

It’s been a tumultuous start to 2016, as the actions of global central bankers and comments by political leaders of oil producing nations have fueled dramatic price swings across all assets and markets. Uncertainty continues to plague markets as investors have been rattled by a collapse in commodity prices, signs of stress in the global economy, a deteriorating earnings growth outlook, heightened geopolitical risk, and the questionable direction of monetary policy.

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First Quarter 2016 Market Commentary

GDP: Real GDP growth continued to slow during the fourth quarter of 2015, expanding 1.4% on an annualized basis. Economic growth for the entire year was equal to 2.4%, the same growth rate as 2014. One concerning trend from 2015 is a weakening in business spending. Fixed investment has been slowing and businesses are being cautious about adding to inventory. Personal consumption remains strong and accounted for nearly all of the growth during the fourth quarter.

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  Market Insights: Does a More Dovish Fed Contrast with Rising Inflation Expectations?

The comments out of the Fed meeting last week were received by some as being surprisingly dovish, as the median dot in the Fed’s dot plot slipped to a year-end level of 0.75 – 1.00 percent. This implies only two 25 basis point rate increases by year-end, and represents a considerable decline from the previous dot plot which implied four 25 basis point rate increases.

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  February 2016 Monthly Market Commentary

U.S. Economy and Markets: Domestic equity markets were modestly down in February, as the Wilshire 5000 Total Market IndexSM returned -0.05% and the S&P 500 Index returned -0.13%. Market volatility increased slightly in February, with the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) ending the month at 20.55, up from 20.20 at the end of January 2015.

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