Market Commentary: Week Ending 6/24/11

This past week saw a return to market selling with a significant slide at the end of the week.  Even though we broke the consecutive weeks of market losses the previous week with a minimal gain, we are back at market weakness.  As I have said, the markets are going to have to come down [...]

June 27th, 2011|

Market Commentary: Week Ending 5/13/2011

Total Returns % 1 Week YTD Dow Jones Industrial Average -0.34% +8.80% NASDAQ Composite +0.03% +6.62% S&P 500 Index -0.18% +6.37% Russell 2000 +0.28% +6.64% U.S. Aggregate Bond Index +0.12% +0.98% MSCI All Country World -1.24% +3.91% Source: Yahoo! Finance.  Data through 5-13-11 The markets as a whole were relatively flat last week.  In terms [...]

May 15th, 2011|

Market Commentary: Week Ending 4/29/2011

Total Returns % 1 Week YTD Dow Jones Industrial Average +2.43% +10.65% NASDAQ Composite +1.89% +8.32% S&P 500 Index +1.96% +8.43% Russell 2000 +2.32% +10.42% U.S. Aggregate Bond Index +0.66% +0.67% MSCI All Country World +2.47% +8.29% Source: Yahoo! Finance.  Data through 4-29-11 The final week of April finished on a high note, making April [...]

May 2nd, 2011|

Market Commentary: Week Ending 4/22/2011

Total Returns % 1 Week YTD Dow Jones Industrial Average +1.33% +8.02% NASDAQ Composite +2.01% +6.31% S&P 500 Index +1.34% +6.01% Russell 2000 +1.28% +7.91% U.S. Aggregate Bond Index +0.29% +0.01% MSCI All Country World +1.85% +5.26% Source: Yahoo! Finance.  Data through 4-22-11 The global markets surged this week even after the jolt Standard and [...]

April 25th, 2011|

Market Commentary: Week Ending 4/15/2011

Total Returns % dollar payday loan 1 Week YTD Dow Jones Industrial Average -0.31% +6.60% NASDAQ Composite -0.57% +4.21% S&P 500 Index -0.64% +4.93% Russell 2000 -0.70% +6.55% U.S. Aggregate Bond Index +0.85% -0.28% MSCI All Country World -0.98% +3.76% Source: Yahoo! Finance.  Data through 4-15-11 The markets took another hit this past week as [...]

April 18th, 2011|

Market Commentary: Week Ending 4/8/2011

This past week started strong as the major indexes finished up for the first few days of the week.  However, things took a turn for the worse when another earthquake shook Japan.  In addition to the tragedy in Japan, the conflict in Libya heated up, and a potential government shutdown loomed.  All these factors combined led to a week of low trading volume as investors waited to see how everything would play out. […]

April 11th, 2011|