Taking Stock

with Nathan Brinkman

January 2013

Annual market review: 2012


Annual market review: 2012

Resilience in the face of adversity seemed to be the theme for 2012. Hurricanes that shuttered Wall Street for two days and cut oil production, the threat of a “Grexit” from the euro, Europe’s record unemployment and second recession in four years, Chinese growth that hit a three-year low, and uncertainty about elections here and abroad – such formidable obstacles slowed the progress of the global economy but didn’t bring it to its knees.

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