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Virtus Strategist's Monthly Calendar Interprets Key Economic Indicators for Advisors, Investors
Joe Terranova's calendar marks first anniversary in September

HARTFORD, Conn., Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Financial advisors and investors seeking to understand which economic indicators are more likely to define future market trends are turning to the monthly economic indicator calendar authored by Joe Terranova, chief market strategist at Virtus Investment Partners.

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Each month, the calendar, which marks its one-year anniversary in September, highlights economic indicators and market events that Terranova considers most compelling.  It complements his market outlook blog and allows him to deliver additional insights to the financial community.

"Joe's economic indicator calendar and market blog are effective communication tools to educate and support financial advisors in a timely and meaningful way," said Jeff Cerutti, executive vice president and head of retail distribution at Virtus. "Through the use of social media, Joe is able to share his views directly with thousands of advisors who are eager to hear what he has to say about topical economic issues and market-moving events."

A new calendar is posted at the end of each preceding month. In his latest calendar, A September to Remember, Terranova posits that "when the month is over, we'll know whether the marketplace can expect lift-off or further deterioration for the remainder of 2011," based largely on manufacturing data from widespread global and domestic sources.

In addition to his role as Virtus' chief market strategist, Terranova is a regular panelist on CNBC's Fast Money.

About Virtus Investment Partners, Inc.

Virtus Investment Partners (NASDAQ: VRTS) is a distinctive partnership of boutique investment managers singularly committed to the long-term success of individual and institutional investors. The company provides investment management products and services through its affiliated managers and select subadvisers, each with a distinct investment style, autonomous investment process and individual brand. Virtus Investment Partners offers access to a variety of investment styles across multiple disciplines to meet a wide array of investor needs. Additional information can be found at  Follow Virtus on Twitter @VirtusUpdates.

Virtus Investment Partners provides this communication as a matter of general information. The opinions stated herein are those of the author and not necessarily the opinions of Virtus, its affiliates or its subadvisers. Portfolio managers at Virtus make investment decisions in accordance with specific client guidelines and restrictions. As a result, client accounts may differ in strategy and composition from the information presented herein. Any facts and statistics quoted are from sources believed to be reliable, but they may be incomplete or condensed, and we do not guarantee their accuracy. This communication is not an offer or solicitation to purchase or sell any security, and it is not a research report. Individuals should consult with a qualified financial professional before making any investment decisions.

SOURCE Virtus Investment Partners, Inc.