To Rent or Buy: That is the Question…

One of the most important decisions for a newlywed couple, a family in transition, or anyone who relocates to a new city is whether to buy or rent a home.  People often say that they want to buy a home to begin building equity.  However, there are many expenses outside of a mortgage payment that [...]

February 1st, 2011|

Weekly Market Commentary: Week Ending 1/14/2011

Total Returns % 1 Week YTD Dow Jones Industrial Average +0.96% +1.81% NASDAQ Composite +1.93% +3.86% S&P 500 Index +1.71% +2.83% Russell 2000 +2.51% +3.05% U.S. Aggregate Bond Index +0.21% -0.02% MSCI All Country World +2.42% +2.05% Source: Morningstar, Inc.  Data through 1-14-11 Global markets enjoyed a nice rise this week.  The market drivers for [...]

January 24th, 2011|

Bond Market Update

Since the second round of quantitative easing (QE 2) was announced by the Fed, US bonds as a whole (whether corporate or government) have been under pressure.  It appears that the market is finally tuning into a few facts.  The facts being that inflation is already here, rates are going to have to rise, and bonds hold [...]

January 11th, 2011|