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February 2011

The overwhelmingly positive fundamentals that ING Senior Market Strategist Douglas Coté trumpeted throughout 2010 are bearing fruit in 2011’s equity markets, with the best January in 14 years. Find out what coming months may hold below.

November 2010

We pointed out last month that the September surprise in equity returns was a signal to get aboard the “express elevator”— that is, it’s time for sidelined investors to get back into the equity markets. Despite an October that extended September’s dramatic surge and swept year-to-date returns to near double digits, pessimism continues to abound. Driven by strong corporate earnings and expanding global demand, the turn in the market was swift and dramatic and left many investors who missed their chance at the rally hoping for a pullback to create an attractive entry point.

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