Market Commentary: Week Ending 1/21/2011

  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 [...]

January 24th, 2011|

Market Commentary: Week Ending 12/10/2010

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 [...]

December 13th, 2010|

“Buy and Hold is Still a Winner” Rebuttal

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 [...]

December 2nd, 2010|

Market Commentary: Week Ending 11/12/2010

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 [...]

November 12th, 2010|