Global markets put in another solid week after what appeared to be positive jobs and unemployment numbers. While the market often gets a kick (up or down) from the jobs and employment numbers, like most government produced statistics, they are often excessively massaged. I will be the first to admit I am very suspicious of government produced statistics, and for good reason.
Total Returns % 1 Week YTD Dow Jones Industrial Average +3.05% +5.55% NASDAQ Composite +3.76% +3.40% S&P 500 Index +2.70% +4.47% Russell 2000 +3.67% +5.13% U.S. Aggregate Bond Index -0.63% -0.47% MSCI All Country World +2.53% +2.05% Source: Yahoo! Finance. Data through 3-25-11 Global markets enjoyed a bounce-back week after a couple ugly weeks. However, [...]
Total Returns % 1 Week YTD Dow Jones Industrial Average -1.03% +4.03% NASDAQ Composite -2.48% +2.36% S&P 500 Index -1.28% +3.71% Russell 2000 -2.69% +2.45% U.S. Aggregate Bond Index +0.58% -0.11% MSCI All Country World -2.18% +1.79% Source: Yahoo! Finance. Data through 3-11-11 This past week was bad across the board for global markets. In [...]
Total Returns % 1 Week YTD Dow Jones Industrial Average +0.33% +5.12% NASDAQ Composite +0.13% +4.97% S&P 500 Index +0.10% +5.05% Russell 2000 +0.37% +5.28% U.S. Aggregate Bond Index -0.41% -0.69% MSCI All Country World +0.64% +4.06% Source: Yahoo! Finance. Data through 3-4-11 Global markets had a rocky week thanks to pressure from oil, and [...]
There are many approaches to gaining exposure to an investment area of interest. A common, often over-looked or under-utilized approach is through the backdoor. As an example, people that want to ride the Apple computer company tidal wave could invest in the companies that supply the “guts” of Apple’s products. Or, investors that want exposure [...]
Total Returns % www.humanesocietyofknoxcounty.org/2013/ 1 Week YTD Dow Jones Industrial Average -2.10% +4.78% NASDAQ Composite -1.87% +4.83% S&P 500 Index -1.72% +4.95% Russell 2000 -1.54% +4.89% U.S. Aggregate Bond Index +0.73% -0.28% MSCI All Country World -1.71% +3.40% Source: Yahoo! Finance. Data through 2-25-11 As I’m sure many of you were too, I was definitely [...]
Global markets put in another solid week of gains. However, emerging markets are still struggling with rising food prices and inflation controls.
Global markets held up well this past week in the face of the whirlwind in Egypt, and continued inflationary pressures in China and other emerging markets.