The new year was instantly positive when January opened, and most major stock benchmarks barely looked back. First quarter gains were +12.6% for the S&P 500 (with dividends), +18.7% for the Nasdaq Composite, and +12.1% for the Russell 2000.
The Wall Street Journal profiles ETFs that are starving for capital and uses CCAM President Ron Rowland’s well known ‘ETF Deathwatch’ as the basis for the article. The Deathwatch has turned into an important reference for ETF investors everywhere.
Coming off a crazy day of market volatility and investor uneasiness, The Austin American-Statesman, checked in with Capital Cities Asset Management to understand the state of the market and investor’s psyches.
The brisk start to 2011 in the first quarter all but disappeared in the second quarter. The large cap stocks of the S&P 500 squeezed out the smallest possible positive return of 0.1% while the small cap stocks of the Russell 2000 were less fortunate with a -1.9% return.
Another year is in the record books. Or, to look at it another way, we’ve completed another lap in the race to investment success. The difference in this race is that everyone has their own personal finish line. Wherever yours is, you are now a year closer to it
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