Weekly Market Commentary 4/1/11: Market Rallies On False News

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.

April 3rd, 2011|

Market Commentary: Week Ending 3/25/2011

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, [...]

March 28th, 2011|

Market Commentary: Week Ending 3/11/2011

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 [...]

March 14th, 2011|

Market Commentary: Week Ending 3/4/2011

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 [...]

March 7th, 2011|

How to Invest in Emerging Markets Without Investing in Emerging Market Stocks

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 [...]

March 2nd, 2011|

Market Commentary: Week Ending 2/25/2011

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 [...]

February 28th, 2011|

Market Commentary: Week Ending 2/18/2011

Global markets put in another solid week of gains. However, emerging markets are still struggling with rising food prices and inflation controls.

February 21st, 2011|

Market Commentary: Week Ending 2/11/2011

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.

February 14th, 2011|