Market Commentary: Week Ending 7/15/2011

2011-07-18T04:58:29+00:00July 18, 2011|Market Commentary|

It was almost a good week.  The market slid into Wednesday, and then got a pop from the Federal Reserve.  On Wednesday, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke was testifying before Congress and indicated that the door on additional stimulus, via bond purchases, was still open.  The stock market briefly took off on this news, but trailed off by days-end.  Thursday was welcomed with more from the Fed Chairman; this time though, the Bernanke stated that [...]

Market Commentary: Week Ending 7/8/2011

2011-07-11T14:26:30+00:00July 11, 2011|Market Commentary|

Have you been to a playground recently?  See-saw’s are less common than ever and have given way to more complex playground equipment, but I think the image of an old-fashioned see-saw will help you visualize my point in this week’s market commentary.  The first see-saw I’d like you to imagine is this: When stock prices are rising, bond prices are falling.  The other see-saw I want you to visualize is this: If bond prices are [...]

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