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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

» Impact of U.S. Government Shutdown
Market Commentary, White Papers

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.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

» Second Quarter 2013 Market Commentary
Market Commentary, Commentary

Economic Highlights: U.S. real GDP grew at an annual rate of 1.8% during the first quarter of 2013 (following a downward revision from its previous estimate of 2.4%). The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index climbed to 81.4 in June, its highest reading since January 2008.

Monday, April 15, 2013

» First Quarter 2013 Market Commentary
Market Commentary, Commentary

Economic Highlights: The U.S. economy expanded at a scant 0.4% annual rate in the fourth quarter of 2012, following a healthier 3.1% gain in the third quarter. Dramatic cuts in federal spending during the quarter overwhelmed signs of economic recovery in the private sector.


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