The other day I was listening to Bloomberg and I heard discussions about the struggles that the U.S. markets have experienced this year due to fiscal policy and the Eurozone mess, and how it should now be worried about geopolitical concerns. I’m curious just what they mean by “struggle.” In reality, the market is getting ready to post a double digit gain for 2012, which is its third in four consecutive years of gains! I also understand that the stock market has not sported a negative year-to-date return. And, volatility has been BELOW average. If this is struggling…let’s have some more of it!

Content provided by guest contributor, Rusty Vanneman, CLS Chief Investment Officer