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Srbo Radisavljevic
Managing Principal/Investment Advisor

Edge Portfolio Management

City:Northbrook

State: IL



BIOGRAPHY:
At Edge, a low client to advisor ratio allows for personal and customized service for each individual.  Our goal is to work as a team for each client to provide not only portfolio management but wealth coordination and financial planning.  We make every effort to have frequent communication with our clients and to provide timely response to calls and emails.  I also enjoy spending time with my wife and three kids, following Chicago sports, enjoying ethnic cooking, and serving as a school board member for Norridge School District 80.

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U.S. Economy Gains Traction, Index Says

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index gained 0.8 percent in February, a sign that the U.S. economy continues to strengthen. The February gain follows a 0.1 percent increase in January and a 1.0 percent increase in December.

“Latest data point to an improving economy, one that will continue to gain strength through the summer,” said Ken Goldstien, an economist at The Conference Board, which bases its benchmark index on ten factors, including jobless claims, manufacturers’ new orders, home building permits, and consumer expectations.

The February gain was fueled by stronger job and financial markets, and an increase in consumer confidence. The positive factors more than offset a dip in housing permits, said Ataman Ozyildirim, a Conference Board economist.

The economy is strengthening, but does not face smooth sailing. Headwinds working against growth include a sharp increase in food and energy prices, Goldstien said.