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  The Robinson Report           A quick and simple weekly market performance report.
Monday, July 30, 2007


Week in review:   
  • The Markets Despite a 3.4 percent rise in U.S. gross domestic product that beat predictions for the second quarter, the markets continued a two-day tumble on Friday that left the Dow and the S&P 500 with their worst week in five years. The Dow dropped 4.23 percent to end at 13,265.47 – 756 points below its record the week before. The S&P dropped 4.90 percent to finish the week at 1,458.95, its worst decline since July 2002. The NASDAQ fell 4.66 percent to close at 2,562.24. If you're concerned stock prices will go lower (a lot of folks are), it's a good sign. The markets love to move contrarian to mass belief.

  • Buy'em Back As most US stock indexes plummet over 2 percent on Thursday, 29 companies announced they will be initiating buy back programs in their own shares, the most in one day since 9/11/01.  (Source: Charles Bidderman - Trim Tabs)

  • After Work - The nation’s retirement savings reached a record $16.4 trillion in 2006, an 11% increase from the prior year and a 55% increase since 2002, according to new analysis released today. Retirement assets now account for nearly 40% of household financial assets, up from 24% two decades ago. (Source: Investment Company Institute)

  • Big HeartsWhen measured as a percentage of the size of a country’s economy, donations to charities by Americans in 2006 ranked #1 in the world and were more than two times as large as that of the donations made by citizens of Britain, who came in second place. (Source: USA Today, Charities Aid Foundation)

ASSET CLASS RETURNS (see disclosures below)  


Portfolio Performance REVIEW (see disclosures below)  




"I buy when other people are selling."
-- J. Paul Getty 


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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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