“It just goes to show ya… it’s always something. It it’s not one thing, it’s another!” Roseanne Roseannadanna, Saturday Night Live, circa 1980
The third quarter ended, in some ways, close to where it began. In other ways, however, it was eventful! The US economy continued its slow grind higher, while concerns about a double-dip recession continue to plague Europe; the way in the Ukraine cooled down somewhat, while one in Syria and Iraq heated up; Scotland decided to remain in the United Kingdom and late in the quarter protests erupted in Hong Kong as China continues to struggle. It’s always something.