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8/15/14 Market Recap: Trouble Overseas…

Posted on August 15, 2014 by Gemmer Asset

The major economic news of the week came out of Europe. The preliminary report on second quarter GDP was underwhelming. Growth in the region as a whole was flat between April and June (+0.4% was expected), compared with growth of +0.2% in the first quarter. Inflation also fell to a four-and-a-half-year low of +0.4% in July. Dismal performances from Germany, France and Italy – the core of the single-currency region – were responsible for the stagnation, while parts of the periphery beat expectations....
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8/1/14 Market Recap: Europe, Argentina, and US GDP

Posted on August 1, 2014 by Gemmer Asset

It was a rough week for the stock markets around the world with most major indexes dropping between -1.0% and -3%. It might seem strange to see the markets sell off when 2nd quarter growth proved so strong, but numbers beneath the surface worried some and the international picture continues to be a source of uncertainty....
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7/18/14 Market Recap: The Echos of 2005…

Posted on July 18, 2014 by Gemmer Asset

It was a turbulent week with geopolitical events overshadowing pretty much everything else. But despite Thursday’s selloff, most global equity indexes closed in the black. ...
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7/11/2014 Market Recap: Europe, Jobs and Future Rate Hikes

Posted on July 14, 2014 by Gemmer Asset

The calm of the first half of the year was shaken somewhat this week by tremors out of Europe....
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6/13/14 Market Recap: The Housing Bubble & Government Deficits

Posted on June 13, 2014 by Gemmer Asset

Most equity markets drifted lower all week as the situation in the Middle East progressively worsened....
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6/6/2014 Market Recap: Jobs and the ECB

Posted on June 6, 2014 by Gemmer Asset

A more market friendly European Central Bank (ECB) and a solid payrolls report in the U.S. pushed global equities to new highs and led to a modest jump in bond yields. For the week the domestic indexes were up between +1.3% and +2.7%, while the overseas developed markets were up over 1%....
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5/30/2014 Market Recap: First Quarter Review (again?) and Why Lower Yields?

Posted on May 30, 2014 by Gemmer Asset

It was a decent week for the developed markets with both bond prices and stock prices gaining ground at the same time. For the week the S&P gained +1.2% while the developed EAFE index added +1.0%....
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5/16/2014 Market Recap: A Stealth Correction?? and an ECB Under Pressure

Posted on May 16, 2014 by Gemmer Asset

First a Quick Update: In our on-going attempt to move into the 21st century, we have launched two new ways to follow us on-line
New Blog: We have developed a new blog page where we will periodically offer our thoughts on the markets, financial planning topics, and anything else that we feel is interesting and possibly amusing. You can find our blog at http://gemmerllc.com/blog
Twitter: We are also now on Twitter under the moniker @gemmerllc...
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5/2/2014 Market Recap: Should we just ignore the first quarter?

Posted on May 2, 2014 by Gemmer Asset

It was generally a positive week for the equity markets with most major indexes finishing in the black. The S&P added +1.1% for the week while the developed market index gained +1.5% and emerging equities jumped +1.9%. Small-cap stocks were the standout laggard with a gain of +0.5%....
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