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|