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Summertime Blues

posted 6/10/2011 in General

Market Commentary Highlights...
  • Last week's reading on the ISM Index confirmed that the economy has entered a period of slower growth and stock market performance is likely to be modest and volatile in the months ahead. However, we do not envision a return to recession or a bear market for stocks.
  • While there is no cure for the summertime blues that accompany slow and uneven growth in the economy, there is portfolio medicine that may buffer the volatility.
  • While stocks should be considered as a component of a diversified portfolio, other asset classes such as high-yield bonds and commodities asset classes may offer better prospects and valuable diversification in the near future.
View the entire economic Commentary (pdf format)

Lincoln Savings Bank and LSB Financial are pleased to provide the above Economic Commentary for the week of June 6, 2011. The commentary is prepared by LPL FINANCIAL RESEARCH, the broker-dealer partner for Lincoln Savings Bank and LSB Financial. The above commentary and others like it can be found at


This information is being provided by Lincoln Savings Bank (LSB) / LSB Financial, an Iowa-based institution devoted to providing complete financial services since 1902.
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