How Much Will Hurricane Matthew Cost?

Though stocks rose Friday after statements from Federal Reserve officials, the major indexes ended the week lower amid choppy trading. For the week, the S&P 500 lost 0.96%, the Dow fell 0.56%, the NASDAQ dropped 1.48% and the MSCI EAFE declined 1.40%. Counting the Cost of Hurricanes Whenever disaster strikes, people often wonder: What’s all [...]

October 17th, 2016|

Market Commentary: August 2012

The month of July started with global economic indicators continuing to weaken, and the markets still looking for another shot of economic stimulus from the Fed.  The early part of the holiday-shortened 1st week of the month was met with very low trading volume while the market gravitated higher in the face of a poor [...]

August 8th, 2012|

Investment Strategy Video

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August 8th, 2012|

Market Commentary: July 2012

This past month the Dow experienced its best June gain since 1997, and the S&P 500 and Nasdaq had their best June since 1999 and 2000, respectively.  Did it seem like a strong economic month to you?  Probably not since the underlying global economic fundamentals are still weak, and continue to weaken.  However, the weakening [...]

July 8th, 2012|

Monthly Market Update: June 2012

There’s a popular stock market adage that says “Sell in May and go away,” due to the belief that the months of November-April have significantly stronger growth on average than the months of May-October.  This May sure didn’t do anything to disprove that theory.  The past month was arguably the worst the markets have seen [...]

June 11th, 2012|

Market Commentary: May 2012

Despite a strong last week to the month, April marked the first loss for the S&P 500 since last November. The S&P 500 lost 0.75%, though it was down as much as 4% earlier in the month.  Recent economic data suggests that the U.S. economy may be slowing, and Spain has officially entered a recession [...]

May 2nd, 2012|

Market Commentary: Week Ending 03-30-12

This will be CWM’s last weekly market commentary as we are changing our communication strategy.  Going forward, we will be sending a monthly market commentary, as well as a quarterly financial planning newsletter.  For all of our clients that have questions or concerns about the markets, feel free to give us a call or send [...]

April 2nd, 2012|

Market Commentary: Week Ending 03-02-12

For the most part, global markets posted very modest gains for the week. Yet again, the big market driving news of the week came from a central bank. This week it was the European Central Bank (ECB) and their most recent lifeline to the banks in Europe. On Wednesday we awoke to the news that [...]

March 5th, 2012|

Market Commentary: Week Ending 02-17-12

Global markets were jostled around and settle into gains for the week. The driver this past week was the same as it has been in the past few weeks, and that is the ongoing hope/rumors that Europe is getting its arms around the most immediate problem child - Greece. Recall that not too many days [...]

February 20th, 2012|

Top 3 Investment Myths

When talking to potential clients about my investment strategy, it’s common to hear a lot of the same arguments for the ‘buy and hold’ strategy that their current investment advisor is utilizing.  Below are the top 3 “investment myths” I hear the big investment advisory firms telling their clients: 1.  Your portfolio will be just [...]

February 10th, 2012|