European Upgrade

posted 1/18/2012 in General

Market Commentary Highlights...

  • S&P's downgrade overshadowed meaningful developments over the past two weeks in Europe which we would call an upgrade in dealing with the debt problems.
  • The events of the past week show that the rating change at S&P, while warranted, is a lagging indicator of a situation that has been something less than AA-rated for a long time, but has been improving in recent months with more progress made in the past two weeks.
  • While we have become more positive about the path Europe is taking, these efforts virtually assure a mild recession for Europe in 2012, and reinforce our belief that better investment opportunities lie in the United States and Emerging Markets.
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