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February 22, 2010

Charting a New Course: Investing in a Volatile Market

2009 began with the worst two-month start in S&P 500 history, but by the end of the year a rally led largely by high-beta, low-quality stocks, helped the S&P 500 recover about half of its total bear market loss.

While this run up was certainly encouraging, the S&P 500 is still over 28% shy of its all-time high and ended the decade with the worst 10-year period on record for the index, producing an average annual loss of 1.0% over that period…

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