Coping With Fragility

If we had to sum up the current investment environment in one word, it would be World financial markets are currently extremely fragile as Europe heads towards recession, the United States faces the possibility of a double dip (or at least lethargic growth with persistently high unemployment) and China's growth potentially slows. U.S. equities were flat, international equities fell double digits and

If we had to sum up the current investment environment in one word, it would be “uncertainty.” World financial markets are currently extremely fragile as Europe heads towards recession, the United States faces the possibility of a “double dip” (or at least lethargic growth with persistently high unemployment) and China's growth potentially slows.

U.S. equities were flat, international equities fell double digits and Treasury yields tumbled to 2 percent. Even alternative asset classes,

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