BCGS Newsletter 02/2012

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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 liquidity across global financial systems in order to calm panicky investors. Although a global economic slowdown is very real, given the possibility of a European financial contagion and a slowdown in China, the U.S. could potentially be the engine of worldwide growth in 2012.

Achieving the Proper Balance of Risk and Return

An important decision that every investor must make is determining the amount of investment risk to assume while maintaining a level of comfort. Risk is simply defined as the probability that the actual return for an investment will differ from that which was expected. It is possible that some or even all of an investor’s original investment may be lost. In other words, there are no sure things in the investment world.

Burst Bubbles

In the financial world, a “bubble” designates an investment trading in high volume at prices that are considerably higher than its underlying value. Price and value tend to realign eventually through a sudden price drop, known as a crash or a bubble burst.

Download Full Version here: News from BCG Securities Feb. 2012

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