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2011 4th Quarter Commentary

January 26, 2012  |   Insight,News & Press   |     |   Comments Off on 2011 4th Quarter Commentary

Overview

2011 was a wildly volatile and emotionally taxing year for investors worldwide. After an attractive first quarter, the Japanese tsunami devastated a portion of our manufacturing supply chain which damaged production, sales and ultimately, GDP. Following that natural disaster, we experienced a man-made one when politicians seemed intent on creating a financial crisis over America’s very large debt. Their indecisiveness contributed to a decision by the ratings agencies to lower ...