January Shows Economic Promise

January revealed promising economic conditions with equities trading higher, the price of gold increasing, and oil prices holding steady.  The S&P 500 was up +4.5% (total return) in January 2012, its best January since 1997.  The month’s performance was better than 83% of the last 250 months (source: BTN Research).   As we move into 2012 and further towards a Presidential election, it is important to implement strategies geared toward growing and protecting your financial assets.

Click the image below to access a brief economic overview of January 2012.

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