Posts Tagged ‘Greece’

GWS June Economic Report is now available

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If your feeling whipsawed by stock prices, it’s with good reason. Volatility increased substantially as the number of daily 100 point moves in the Dow Jones Industrial Average went from 6 days in the first quarter to 23 days in the second quarter. Click here to read the report.      

GWS May 2012 Economic Report Now Available

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Unenployment remains a stubborn reality with the economy adding just 69,000 jobs in the month and the unemployment rate rising to 8.2%.  Student loan debt also increased to $904 billion.  Student loan debt now accounts for 8% of all consumer debt.  Read more economic news in May.      

GWS March 2012 Economic Report is Now Available

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As financial advisors, we look at a broad range of market and economic forces to form our investment decisions. In our monthly economic report, we take a look at the effects these forces have had on markets nationally and globally during the month. This broader perspective helps us to provide more insightful investment and financial […]

GWS January 2012 Economic Report

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As financial advisors, we look at a broad range of market and economic forces to form our investment decisions. In our monthly economic report, we take a look at the effects these forces have had on markets nationally and globally during the month. This broader perspective helps us to provide more insightful investment and financial […]

Italy – The Eurozone’s Latest Headache

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Yesterday, the global markets experienced a dynamic sell-off and you should know why.  This time it’s Italy. To explain what’s going on, let’s relate this whole situation to your home loan.  Most commonly, mortgage rates are either fixed for a period of time, or adjust based on prevailing interest rates.  Now, the way government bonds […]

GWS October Economic Report Now Available

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In our Monthly Economic report, we take an in-depth look at the changes in our markets and the effects of economic policy nationally and globally. This broader perspective provides greater clarity in understanding the forces that affect investment performance and future expectations. Click Here for report.        

Is Greece Europe’s Lehman Brothers or Bear Sterns?

Germany and France face a crucial decision – whether or not to save Greece, and their choices are eerily familiar. Is Greece’s financial failure a foregone conclusion?  Bloomberg reported today that Germany may be preparing for the inevitable end. But what that means to other countries in Europe and around the world depends on whether […]

A quick guide to the Greek crisis

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With Greek debt averaging 30,000 euros in a population of 11.3 million, Greek labor unions calling for massive strikes to protest cuts to wages and pensions, and enough blame going around to point to just about everyone, this Reuters article will get you up to speed on the issues, the players and why the Greek […]