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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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  An Interview with Indexing Expert Robert Waid

Robert Waid, managing director, is responsible for all Wilshire Indexes as Head of Investment Market Services at Wilshire Associates. This is part of Universe and Derived Data Services which includes the Wilshire Trust Universe Comparison Service (Wilshire TUCS®), Wilshire CooperativeSM and Wilshire Compass InSiteSM branded products. In his prior role, Mr. Waid was Head of Index Research and the lead architect for Wilshire Global Index Family. He is the co-creator of the Wilshire 4500 and Wilshire U.S. Style Indexes.

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