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2013 Year in Review & 2014 Outlook

2013 Year in Review & 2014 Outlook "An investment in knowledge pays the best interest." —Benjamin Franklin Investing should be more like watching paint dry or watching grass grow. If you want excitement, take $800 and go to Las Vegas." —Paul Samuelson, economist, and Nobel Prize winner We've just entered the new year, making it the perfect time to take stock of 2013 and share some thoughts on how we can help position your portfolio as we continue down the road called 2014. There is no better place to start than to r e - create the atmosphere that greeted investors at the conclusion of 2012. The country had just emerged from a bruising presidential election, and the fiscal cliff loomed large over the economy and the markets. Without any action by Congress, steep tax increases were scheduled to take effect, threatening to tip