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Global equity indices posted solid gains for the 3rd quarter of 2012 with US indices advancing 5-7% across the board. Foreign stocks performed slightly better with returns in the 6-8% range. Year-to-date equity returns are looking quite strong with domestic performance in the mid-to-high teens and foreign equities showing returns in the 10-12% range.

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Global equity indices posted solid gains for the 3rd quarter of 2012 with US indices advancing 5-7% across the board. Foreign stocks performed slightly better with returns in the 6-8% range. Year-to-date equity returns are looking quite strong with domestic performance in the mid-to-high teens and foreign equities showing returns in the 10-12% range.

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On the equity market’s final trading day of the 2nd quarter positive news out of the European Union summit drove the S&P 500 up 2.5% for the day and closed the books on the index’s strongest June performance since 1999 (S&P: +4.1%). However, with a weak start to the quarter in April (S&P: -0.6%) and a dismal month of May (S&P: -6.0%), the index shed 2.8% for the quarter. Foreign stocks fared worse than their US counterparts as both developed and emerging market equities posted high single digit declines for the quarter (MSCI EAFE: -7.1%, MSCI Emerging: -8.8%).

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