With European markets closed for Easter on Monday and Asia soured by poor economic reports from both China and Japan, it was up to the domestic ISM report and the Construction Spending reports to give the market a boost. Read more about What the Market Wants: ISM Leads Market Down Bearish Path

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After a long weekend, the market got a decent start to the new week from favorable European economic reports this morning and our own political “calm before the storm.” Last week was frankly more upbeat than many expected as the market continued its advance to new highs, albeit slowly. And it was a quiet one ahead of the President’s Day weekend with a less partisan State of The Union speech from the President. Read more about What the Market Wants: Equities are the Best Game in Town

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On December 31, 2012, we announced 4 bonus stocks for Baker’s Dozen, stocks that didn’t qualify for the Baker’s Dozen UIT because they were partnerships, rather than corporations. These four stocks have gained an average of +18.22% for the first 6 weeks of 2013 (as of 2/15/13 market close)!  These figures, by the way, do not include dividends, and all four stocks have healthy dividend yields.

The Blackstone Group LP (BX), +20.46% 

Apollo Global Management LLC (APO), +24.93%

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR), +14.77%  Read more about 4 Bonus Stocks up +18.22% YTD

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Editor’s Note: Walter Gault is this week’s author. David Brown will be back next week. Read more about What the Market Wants: Avoid Big Banks, Consider Asset Managment

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