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Vital Signs December 2014

Looking ahead to 2015, we are on the verge of the historically positive “decennial pattern” where, since 1885, ALL years ending in 5 have been positive years for the stock market. For nearly every one of those years, the market price low was established in the first quarter, with the exception of 1965 and 2005, when the low occurred in the second quarter. With the S&P 500® (SPX) at an all-time high, many events that investors needed to pay attention to at the start of the year remain a high priority. The following six “vital signs” top my list for December.

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