May 2015

Ascend “Peak Points”….. 4th Quarter/Year End 2014 review and commentary

The markets exhibited increased volatility in the 4th quarter as investors weighed conflicting data on the outlook for domestic and global economic activity. A strengthening dollar and improving domestic data generally buoyed the US market averages while most foreign markets struggled. However, key US index returns were quite varied. Although the largecap S&P 500™ Index gained a bit over 13.6% for the year, roughly 70%...

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