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Friday, December 29, 2006



Week in review:  

  • The Markets Wall Street rallied to a new record high, with the Dow climbing to 12,529.87 before settling at 12,463.15 on the last day of trading in 2006. The Dow was up 0.97 percent for the week. The NASDAQ gained 0.59 percent to close at 2,415.29. For the year, the Dow added 16.29 percent, its best calendar-year gain since 2003 when it increased 25.3 percent coming out of a three-year losing streak, with the S&P and NASDAQ following with 2003 gains of 26.4 percent and 50 percent, respectively. The S&P ended 2006 with a 13.62 percent gain while the NASDAQ rose 9.52 percent.

  • Pros and ConsIt is estimated that Americans save $1 trillion a year as a result of our nation’s free trade policy. For example, the United States allows many foreign countries to sell their goods within our borders without restrictions or tariffs. The savings to U.S. consumers from the less expensive foreign products are 19 times larger than the estimated 225,000 jobs — and $54 billion in lost wages — eliminated annually as a result of our free trade policy (Source: Peterson Institute).

  • Now or Later? An individual may begin receiving a retirement check from Social Security at age 62.  For every year that an individual delays collecting from Social Security, his or her monthly check increases by approximately 7 percent to 8 percent (Source: Social Security, Center for Retirement Research).

  • Rapid Growth China’s economy is projected to reach $3 trillion next year, more than double its $1.4 trillion size in 2003 (Source: Financial Times). 

ASSET CLASS RETURNS (see disclosures below)  


Portfolio Performance REVIEW (see disclosures below)  





"A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing." --Emo Philips


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Global Hedge Fund Index  (12/26/06)

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Portfolio Performance is calculated by the Bloomberg Professional System on a total return basis. Current portfolio allocations

Important Performance Disclosure Information

Asset Class returns are represented by market indexes that are unmanaged baskets of securities. Investors cannot directly invest in market indexes. Foreign securities involve additional risks, including foreign currency changes, political risks, foreign taxes and different methods of accounting and financial reporting.

Portfolio Performance is the total return of seven unique asset allocation strategies that seek to fit the distinct needs of different investor goals, risk tolerance levels and investment time horizon. Each portfolio contains up to 16 individual funds totaling over 4000 securities, managed by OppenheimerFunds. The portfolios are designed to create efficient diversification through the selection of mutual funds that may have a  low correlation between asset classes. The purpose of these tables and charts is for you to follow specific market indexes, observe asset class rotation and to compare actual portfolio returns net of management fees. Asset allocation strategy is available here.       

Performance quoted is past performance and cannot guarantee comparable future results. Performance figures reflect reinvestment of distributions and changes in net asset value (NAV). Investment return and principal value will vary so that you may have a gain or loss when you sell shares. The contingent deferred sales charge (CDSC) on Class C is 1%. No CDSC will be imposed on redemptions of Class C shares following one year from date shares were purchased. Performance shown does not include applicable CDSC, which would have reduced performance.


Before investing in any of the OppenheimerFunds, investors should carefully consider a fund's investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. The fund's prospectus contains this and other information about the fund. Read prospectuses carefully before investing.      

S&P 500 - Standard & Poor's 500 Index (not including dividends) - generally considered a U.S. Large Growth company market index.

Russell 1000 Value Index (US Lg Val) - generally considered a U.S. Large Value company market index.

Russell 2000 Index (US Sm)- generally considered a U.S. Small company market index.

EAFE - EAFE Index (Intl) (not including dividends) Europe, Australia, Far East and generally considered a large company international market index.

EAFE Sm - EAFE Small Index (Intl Sm) (not including dividends) Europe, Australia, Far East and generally considered a small company international market index.

Bloomberg Silicon Valley Index - market index of high tech companies located in the Silicon Valley area. 
Global Hedge Fund Index - representative of the overall composition of the hedge fund universe. It is comprised of eight strategies: 
convertible arbitrage, merger arbitrage, equity hedge, equity market neutral, relative value arbitrage, event driven, distressed securities, and macro. The strategies are asset weighted based on the distribution of assets in the hedge fund industry. See hedge fund risks. 

3-5yr Treas. - Bloomberg U.S. Government Treasuries 3-5 year maturities index and generally considered a intermediate maturity U.S. Government Note index.

Asset Class - a group of investments that share similar risk and return characteristics.

All investments involve risk, including loss of principal. Foreign securities involve additional risks, including foreign currency changes, political changes, foreign taxes, and different methods of accounting and financial reporting. The foregoing has been prepared solely for informational purposes, and is not an offer to buy or sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy or sell any security or instrument or to participate in any particular trading strategy.  

The information contained herein is based on sources and data believed reliable, but is not guaranteed. Advisory services offered through RCM Robinson Capital Management LLC, SEC Registered Investment Advisor. Securities offered through Securities America, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC. Douglas C. Robinson, Registered Representative. RCM Robinson Capital Management LLC and Securities America, Inc. are separate and unaffiliated.

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