The Spring Slide

posted 5/23/2012 in General

Market Commentary Highlights...

  • Now that the Spring Slide is in full swing, we have to watch out for the big event with the potential to make it as severe as the past two years.

  • Looking ahead, the negatives we face in 2012 already include the end of the Federal Reserve's (Fed) Operation Twist stimulus program, China's slowdown, the European recession, geopolitical risks, the election uncertainty, and anticipation of the 2013 budget bombshell of tax hikes and spending cuts.
  • However, some positives this year may help offset some of the negatives, making for a potential decline that may be less steep than those of the past two years.
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Lincoln Savings Bank and LSB Financial are pleased to provide the above Market Commentary for the week of May 21, 2012. 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 here.

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