Market Commentary: Week Ending 1/28/2011

Total Returns % 1 Week YTD Dow Jones Industrial Average -0.41% +2.13% NASDAQ Composite -0.10% +1.28% S&P 500 Index -0.55% +1.49% Russell 2000 +0.29% -1.05% U.S. Aggregate Bond Index +0.24% +0.10% MSCI All Country World -1.08% +0.04% Source: Yahoo! Finance.  Data through 1-28-11 Global markets were mixed on the week.  Going into Friday, the markets [...]

January 31st, 2011|

Market Commentary: Week Ending 1/21/2011

  Total Returns % 1 Week YTD Dow Jones Industrial Average +0.72% +2.54% NASDAQ Composite -2.39% +1.38% S&P 500 Index -0.76% +2.04% Russell 2000 -4.26% -1.34% U.S. Aggregate Bond Index -0.11% -0.13% MSCI All Country World -0.90% +1.13% Source: Yahoo! Finance.  Data through 1-21-11 Global markets softened up a bit this week on news of [...]

January 24th, 2011|

Weekly Market Commentary: Week Ending 1/14/2011

Total Returns % 1 Week YTD Dow Jones Industrial Average +0.96% +1.81% NASDAQ Composite +1.93% +3.86% S&P 500 Index +1.71% +2.83% Russell 2000 +2.51% +3.05% U.S. Aggregate Bond Index +0.21% -0.02% MSCI All Country World +2.42% +2.05% Source: Morningstar, Inc.  Data through 1-14-11 Global markets enjoyed a nice rise this week.  The market drivers for [...]

January 24th, 2011|

Bond Market Update

Since the second round of quantitative easing (QE 2) was announced by the Fed, US bonds as a whole (whether corporate or government) have been under pressure.  It appears that the market is finally tuning into a few facts.  The facts being that inflation is already here, rates are going to have to rise, and bonds hold [...]

January 11th, 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|