Summer Roller Coaster

posted 8/22/2011 in General

Economic Commentary Highlights...
  • Knowing the extent of the highs and lows and when it is going to be over play a crucial role in the summertime fun of riding a metal roller coaster. Riding a market roller coaster offers no such assurances and is no fun at all.
  • While last week's volatility is unprecedented, we can take some comfort that the overall moves and sentiment in the market this summer are familiar; they echo those of last summer.
  • Last year, the roller coaster did not leave the track and the summer plunge turned into a steep climb as stock and bond yields rose to new post-recession highs. We continue to believe this summer's drop will end with similar results and ultimately produce a modest single-digit gain for the S&P 500 in 2011.
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