The Week in Review from Valeo Financial Advisors (May 17, 2013)
May 17, 2013    Disclosures    POSTED IN  Personal FinanceInvestmentsEconomy


  • At the end of 2012 15 of 22 European national economies were smaller than they were in early 2008. Chart: Valeo Financial Advisors

U.S. Economy

  • U.S. consumer confidence has risen to the highest level since mid 2007 Bloomberg
  • U.S. households reduced debt during the first quarter by 1 percent to the lowest level since 2006 Bloomberg
  • Last month unemployment fell in 40 US states and rose in 3 AP


  • Dow, S&P 500 end week with more record highs USA Today
  • Tax implications of international investing Financial Planning
  • The U.S. dollar index is at the highest level since mid-2010. Chart: FRED
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