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BCGS Newsletter 05/2012

Download Full Version here: News from BCG Securities May 2012 Market Commentary Most of the economic news released during the past few weeks pointed toward slow but steady progress in the U.S. economy, despite some market volatility that was attributed … Continue reading

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BCGS Newsletter 04/2012

Download Full Version here: News from BCG Securities April 2012 Market Commentary February saw markets continue to inch upward because of a temporary resolution to the Greek debt crisis. A second bailout was approved by European leaders, pending a bond … Continue reading

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BCGS Newsletter 03/2012

Download Full Version here: News from BCG Securities March 2012 Market Commentary The S&P 500 has risen by almost 7% so far in 2012, causing investors to wonder whether the economy is slowly improving or whether this growth was merely … Continue reading

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BCGS Newsletter 02/2012

Download Full Version here: News from BCG Securities Feb. 2012 Market Commentary 2011 ended with the S&P 500 almost flat after a tumultuous year. As Europe continued to be of concern, markets loved the coordinated central bank maneuver that ensured … Continue reading

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BCGS Newsletter 01/2012

Download Full Version here: News from BCG Securities January 2012 Market Commentary Strong retail sales, an improving employment report, falling gasoline prices, and rising auto sales all painted a picture of a stronger U.S. economy these past few weeks. Simple … Continue reading

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End of the Recession

In September 2010, the National Bureau of Economic Research announced the long-awaited news: an end date for the recession that had begun in December 2007. The NBER determined the official end date as June 2009, quieting down (if not completely … Continue reading

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The Asset Allocation Puzzle

Possessing a considerable amount of knowledge about stocks, bonds, and cash is only a small part of the investment planning process. Many investors are under the false notion that the greatest determinant of portfolio performance is the specific investment choices … Continue reading

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Borrowing From Your Retirement

Barbara is 40 years old, has a child in college, and needs to take out a loan to help with tuition. She is considering either a home equity loan or a loan from her 401(k), and is not sure which … Continue reading

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The Future of Taxes

Now that our 2009 taxes have been filed and the lucky ones have received their refunds, nobody even wants to think about next year’s returns. The Obama administration is pushing for major tax increases in 2011, which is causing many … Continue reading

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Dollar-Cost Averaging: Slow and Steady

The concept of “dollar-cost averaging” might initially appear intimidating to some, but the practice is actually quite simple. All you have to do is invest the same amount of money each and every month. Pretty simple, right? But what’s really … Continue reading

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