Market Commentary: 9-23-2011

This past week could not have ended sooner.  The big news of the week was the Fed's announcement of the much anticipated “Operation Twist II.”  The Fed will be selling $400 billion in short-term treasuries and buying the same amount in long-term treasuries.  This left the market sour as investors were looking for more purchasing [...]

September 26th, 2011|

Market Commentary: Week Ending 9/16/11

This past week the markets rose considerably on rumor, after rumor, after rumor.  It seems investors are dying of thirst for anything that might kick the “European banking/sovereign debt crisis can” down the road further.  It is very hard to imagine that any gains in the market are not going to be very short-term in [...]

September 19th, 2011|

Market Commentary: Week Ending 9/9/11

This past week was a rocky week that ended in a sharp selloff over Thursday and Friday.  The sharp decline in global stocks was mostly precipitated by the ongoing nightmare that is Europe. One very notable event this past week was the fall of the last safe haven - the Swiss Franc.  The Swiss National [...]

September 12th, 2011|

Free Financial Advice Tuesday!

Need FREE financial advice?  I’m reserving Tuesday mornings from 9:30 - 11:30 for anyone with financial questions (investments, insurance, debt reduction, etc.).  Come meet me at Starbucks on 119th & Glenwood in Overland Park to receive a free drink and free advice!  If you'd like to ensure your spot for an exact time, please call 913.693.7918. Otherwise, feel free [...]

September 7th, 2011|

Market Commentary: Week Ending 9/2/2011

Last week was another lackluster one for the books.  The US market actually shuffled along sideways until Thursday when the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) report came out.  The ISM was not as bad as I suspected, but it was still not good with a continued increase in inventories.  Increasing inventories means slow demand.  In [...]

September 5th, 2011|

Response to MSN/Barron’s Article: Investments for Generating Income

MSN posted an article today on their homepage from Barron's titled, "Investments for Generating Income."  The article discussed investments they recommend based on how best to generate income in this economy.  As a fee-only investment advisor, I always read what other people post and was curious to see how valid their information was as soon as [...]

July 14th, 2011|

“Buy and Hold is Still a Winner” Rebuttal

I recently came across an article in the Wall Street Journal written by Burton Malkiel titled ‘Buy and Hold’ Is Still a Winner.  If you’d like to read the article, it comes right up when you Google-it.  The title of the article caught my attention for obvious reasons - Chladek Wealth Investment Strategy: The Numbers [...]

December 2nd, 2010|