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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

One-Two Punch.... Equities and Bonds Rip It in January

The Dow and S&P 500 posted their best January returns since 1997, while Emerging Market equities had their best start since 2001 (expect to hear a lot about this the next day or two). What likely won't be in the news as much is the remarkable run bonds had during the month (i.e. in other words, it was hard to lose money this past month).

Speaking of a one-two punch (my apologies for the horrendous transition, but I REALLY wanted to show these dunks), perhaps the best two dunks of the past 12 months happened within a day of one another. The Reformed Broker pointed readers to Lebron James literally jumping over John Lucas III on an alley-oop.

But, this dunk was somehow outdone just one day later by perhaps the biggest "posterization" in years by Blake Griffin on Kendrick Perkins.


Three times a charm... a reader sent in the following dunk by Paul George in last night's Pacers / Nets game. George goes DOMINIQUE!

Source: Barclays Capital