October 2012 Market Commentary

The Economy

The U.S.

Though the U.S. economy remains stuck in a slow growth trajectory, there were signs of burgeoning optimism in October.  So far 2012 has been characterized by strong returns in the financial markets and weak economic growth for the country.  Bad news has so far outweighed good news.  For the month of October, economic data were actually more encouraging than expected, though mildly so. 

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