Investment Recap

Second Quarter 2004

In the second quarter, stock market averages showed slight improvement (less than 2%), while interest rates rose and bonds declined in value. Our performance continued to track better than the averages. The questions about the election,...

First Quarter 2004

The broader stock market began 2004 with modest gains, and once again, we outperformed.   The recent back up in the bond market gave credence to the idea that the economy is gaining strength and that the Federal Reserve will raise interest...

Fourth Quarter 2003

The year 2003 was a very successful one for stock market investors. Very early in the year we had made the prediction to several of our institutional clients that “the market” would rise by 15-20%. In actuality, the S&P 500 index rose...

Third Quarter 2003

The stock market gave investors further reason to cheer during the third quarter. Interest rates have stayed low, corporate earnings have been better than expected, and hedge funds and underinvested investors have felt pressure to buy...

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