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Markets & Economy

December Edition: Monthly Market Comment

“For much of 2012, politics dominated the domestic headlines and investors watched closely as they tried to predict the ultimate impact of the election on the financial markets. By early November, “Forward” (Obama) had defeated “Believe in America” (Romney), and the American people knew who would be guiding the country for the next four years.”

Returns for the year of 2012 are as follows:

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 7.26%
S&P 500 Index: 13.41%
Russell 2000 Small-Cap Index: 14.63%
NASDAQ: 15.91%
EAFE (index of international stocks): 17.76%

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