Rutherford Investment Management, LLC
Newsletter: 2nd Quarter 2010
A volatile quarter
A quarter in which volatility ruled saw the Dow Jones Industrial Averages slide 10%. The crash of 2:45 PM (Flash Crash) detailed earlier in my notes to you, concern over Sovereign debt in Europe, especially Greece, and evidence of a slowing economy led to concerns about a double dip recession. (Please see my Daily Journal of Commerce column recently forwarded to you.) All of these concerns led investors to seek safety and pushed bond yields into record low territory. Mortgage loans plumbed all time lows.