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1st September, 2012

The big story

Pessimists were wrong about August. Stock markets continued their gradual recovery during the month, despite bearish signals earlier in the summer which led many analysts to conclude investors were in for a wild ride similar to 2011. The S&P 500, which covers a broad range of stocks, posted its third monthly gain with a final boost on Friday following **Ben Bernanke**'s speech at Jackson Hole. The Fed chairman indicated more stimulus could...

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