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Taking Stock

Taking Stock

From Shutdown To Surge Only a few weeks ago, political dysfunction shoved the nation to the edge of financial default. The government shutdown was damaging enough but a failure to raise the artificial “debt ceiling” would have led to an unnecessary default on U.S. Treasury bonds. These are the medium of exchange for all major […]

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Taking Stock

Taking Stock

Hiding From Risk Stocks kept their course during a challenging quarter. After selling off in May and rallying in June, the market ended off three percent for the three-month period. For the first six months of 2012, the Dow Jones Industrials gained five percent and the more broadly based S&P 500 index was up eight […]