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Have Briefcase, Bands, Bonds and the Market Will Bolster

As U.S. corporations and the stock markets enter another fiscal quarter for the year of 2013 with promising gains in sales and return – despite the positive movements of the S&P 500 (SPX), Dow Jones (DJIA)  and NASDAQ (IXIC) reaching record highs-investors remain leery.

And, with not only stabilization in the markets but, also, the economy improving.

According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, a division of the U.S. Department of Commerce, real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 2.5 percent in the second quarter of 2013 (third quarter report expected to be released September 26th), up 1.1 percent from the first quarter and from last year’s annual rate of 1.2 percent, however, lower than the long term average of 3.29 percent. The report also declares that, “The increase in real GDP in the second quarter primarily reflected positive contributions from personal consumption expenditures (PCE), exports, private inventory investment, nonresidential fixed investment, and residential fixed investment that were partly offset by a negative contribution from federal government spending.” (more…)