Market Commentary: Week Ending 1/21/2011

2011-01-24T08:36:01+00:00January 24, 2011|Market Commentary|

  Total Returns % 1 Week YTD Dow Jones Industrial Average +0.72% +2.54% NASDAQ Composite -2.39% +1.38% S&P 500 Index -0.76% +2.04% Russell 2000 -4.26% -1.34% U.S. Aggregate Bond Index -0.11% -0.13% MSCI All Country World -0.90% +1.13% Source: Yahoo! Finance.  Data through 1-21-11 Global markets softened up a bit this week on news of further inflation concerns in China.  In addition to the news out of China, while quite a few US companies reported [...]

Market Commentary: Week Ending 12/10/2010

2010-12-13T10:11:07+00:00December 13, 2010|Market Commentary|

Total Returns % loans for prepaid debit cards 1 Week 1 Month 3 Month 1 Yr Avg 3 Yr Avg 5 Yr Avg YTD Dow Jones 0.32 0.79 9.83 12.66 -3.19 3.89 12.35 NASDAQ 1.78 2.28 17.62 20.39 -1.01 3.17 16.23 S&P 500 1.32 1.98 12.38 14.81 -4.32 1.83 13.39 Russell 2000 2.72 5.80 22.41 32.12 0.84 3.82 25.61 MSCI All Country World 0.56 0.02 10.27 9.71 -8.01 1.03 8.18 Source: Morningstar, Inc.  Data through [...]

“Buy and Hold is Still a Winner” Rebuttal

2010-12-02T15:42:25+00:00December 2, 2010|Blog, Investments|

I recently came across an article in the Wall Street Journal written by Burton Malkiel titled ‘Buy and Hold’ Is Still a Winner.  If you’d like to read the article, it comes right up when you Google-it.  The title of the article caught my attention for obvious reasons - Chladek Wealth Investment Strategy: The Numbers Don’t Lie.  However, when reading the entire article, there are actually more points that Mr. Malkiel and I agree on [...]

Market Commentary: Week Ending 11/12/2010

2010-11-12T17:42:36+00:00November 12, 2010|Market Commentary|

Total Returns % 1 Week 1 Month 3 Month 1 Yr Avg 3 Yr Avg 5 Yr Avg YTD Dow Jones -2.10 1.78 9.16 12.76 -2.01 3.64 9.85 NASDAQ -1.95 2.47 16.40 16.70 -1.14 2.96 11.49 S&P 500 -2.10 2.69 11.23 12.53 -3.73 1.54 9.42 Russell 2000 -2.32 3.43 16.94 25.53 -0.68 2.90 16.22 MSCI All Country World -2.35 2.32 12.19 8.49 -7.19 1.39 6.77 payday loan court Source: Morningstar, Inc.  Data through 11-12-10 This [...]

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