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With a roller coaster six months behind us that saw no shortage of interesting twists and turns and unsuspected headlines, we’ve finally reached the midway point of 2009. Ahead of us is the highly anticipated “second half of 2009,” which for months we’ve heard will hold returns to growth, a recovering economy, and enough green shoots feed a revolution (possibly the one taking shape in the streets of Iran?). [click to continue…]

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As the first half of 2009 draws to a close, it seems that we’re finally starting to see things return to some semblance of normality. Equity markets have rallied sharply since bottoming out in March. Volatility is back within its historical range after hitting record highs over the past year. And politicians in Washington have been able to slowly turn their attention from the economy to other important disagreements, such as how to proceed in Iran, how to reform healthcare, and what to do about America’s dependence on foreign oil. But despite all these green shoots in the economy, U.S. real estate ETFs remains stuck in a rut, lagging far behind global rivals who have enjoyed tremendous rallies in recent months. [click to continue…]

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