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April 2014 Monthly Market Commentary

North American Economy and Markets: U.S. manufacturing activity has increased for three consecutive months, with the Institute for Supply Management’s manufacturing index registering at 54.9 in April, up from 53.7 in March. Generally a reading above 50 indicates expansion.

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First Quarter 2014 Market Commentary

Economic Highlights: Real GDP growth slowed during the fourth quarter of 2013 but was still solid at an annual rate of 2.6%, down from 4.1% during Q3. Experts are unsure about how much the unusually harsh winter is holding back growth but do generally expect any weather-related headwinds to continue into 2014.

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  Turmoil in Ukraine

Ukraine has faced a political impasse since November 2013 in determining whether to forge a strategic economic alliance with either Russia or with its Western counterparts (European Union/United States).

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  Impact of U.S. Government Shutdown

For the first time since 1995, the Congress has allowed a budget impasse to lead to a “shutdown” of the U.S. government. While the partial government shutdown is a materially negative event, its impact pales in comparison to a potential default of U.S. obligations, caused by not passing debt ceiling legislation in the coming days.

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