Market Commentary: May 2012

Despite a strong last week to the month, April marked the first loss for the S&P 500 since last November. The S&P 500 lost 0.75%, though it was down as much as 4% earlier in the month.  Recent economic data suggests that the U.S. economy may be slowing, and Spain has officially entered a recession [...]

May 2nd, 2012|

Last Chance to Receive $100

Don’t miss your last chance!  Rollover your IRA (or an old 401k/403b/457) to Scottrade by April 16th and receive $100.1 In addition, Scottrade will reimburse you for any transfer fees up to $100 that your current custodian charges you for transferring your account.2  Below are additional details to see if you qualify for this bonus. [...]

April 5th, 2012|

Argument for Precious Metals

Below is a point and figure chart. Point and figure charts were how stock market analysts looked at securities in the late 1800s through the 1940s versus the typical charts that we are used to seeing today. Today’s charts are time and value-based, where point and figures are looking at the direction. To get a [...]

April 5th, 2012|

Market Commentary: Week Ending 03-30-12

This will be CWM’s last weekly market commentary as we are changing our communication strategy.  Going forward, we will be sending a monthly market commentary, as well as a quarterly financial planning newsletter.  For all of our clients that have questions or concerns about the markets, feel free to give us a call or send [...]

April 2nd, 2012|

Market Commentary: Week Ending 03-23-12

This past week saw weakness in stocks mostly driven by realizations that both the European economy and Chinese economy are both slowing down. The embarrassing story of the week was the attempt to take BATS Global Markets (headquarters in Lenexa, KS) into an initial public offering (IPO). BATS, which stands for Better Alternative Trading System, [...]

March 26th, 2012|

Market Commentary: Week Ending 03-16-12

The global markets saw big gains for the week. With the current gyrations in the markets, I thought I’d share my perspective on my current stance. Buy Low The US stock market has put in a nice run since October 2011. But, most of the gains, undeniably, have come along in a period where the [...]

March 19th, 2012|

Market Commentary: Week Ending 03-09-12

Global markets posted a fairly flat week. The big news for the week was the Greek debt restructuring that was approved on Friday. Private holders of Greek bonds, who for the most part are banks, hedge funds and the like, agreed to a “haircut” of up to 74%. Greece had as much as 85% of [...]

March 12th, 2012|

Do You Qualify for FREE Money?

This Rare Credit Expires April 16th, 2012 Have you been considering making a change with your IRA?  Or do you have an old employer retirement plan just sitting around that you could rollover into an IRA?  Well, here’s one more reason to consider Chladek Wealth Management.  If you rollover an IRA or 401k/403b/457 to Scottrade [...]

March 7th, 2012|

Market Commentary: Week Ending 03-02-12

For the most part, global markets posted very modest gains for the week. Yet again, the big market driving news of the week came from a central bank. This week it was the European Central Bank (ECB) and their most recent lifeline to the banks in Europe. On Wednesday we awoke to the news that [...]

March 5th, 2012|

Market Commentary: Week Ending 02-24-12

Global markets put in a mild week.  The news of the week was gas prices.  If you have not filled up lately, you’re in for a shocker.   This week also saw the beginning of our fearless leaders already blaming those darn speculators for driving up the cost of black gold. higher upon hearing I [...]

February 27th, 2012|