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February 9, 2016

Market Update: A Rocky Start to 2016

Global markets have gotten off to a very rocky start in 2016.  The U.S. stock market, as measured by the S&P 500 Index, has lost more than 9% of its value in the first six weeks of the year.  U.S. small-cap stocks, as measured by the Russell 2000 Index, are down over 14% since January 1.  Oil is down 21%.

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January 11, 2016

Investing Outlook: Tepid 2016?

For investors, 2015 was a disappointing year, with nearly all major asset classes registering declines for the year.  It was a year in which—whether you are talking about asset classes or individual securities—red arrows greatly outnumbered green arrows.

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