Spring Allergies or Something Worse?

posted 4/30/2012 in General

Market Commentary Highlights...

  • In April, the markets seem to be suffering from a case of spring allergies. Like pollen-induced sneezes, the spasms at each of the data points have resulted in a noticeable uptick in volatility after a very quiet first quarter.

  • The symptoms are not likely to clear up this week with many allergens floating around: the Fed meeting, first quarter earnings reports, key economic data, the French elections, the worsening recession in Europe, and earnings reports from Spanish banks.
  • Investors' immune systems may be hypersensitive after the past five years. But the market's symptoms may also be signs of an oncoming illness potentially leading to a sustained pullback.
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