January 2017 Educational Economic Update – Kansas City Fee Only Financial Planner

2017-01-12T14:32:14+00:00January 12, 2017|Market Commentary|

In this month’s update, we’ll discuss some of the major headlines that influenced markets in December — and provide insight in to what these developments could mean for you as an investor. In the final trading days of 2016, the market rally we’ve seen since the presidential election calmed, as all three major indexes posted losses for the week of December 26. Despite this dip, the S&P 500, Dow, and NASDAQ were each up over [...]

Dow and S&P 500 Green for 2016

2016-03-21T17:37:25+00:00March 21, 2016|Market Commentary|

Weekly Update – March 21, 2016 After a historically rough start to the year, stocks finally rallied enough to put the S&P 500 and Dow in the green for the year. Extended weakness in the dollar—, which investors hope, could boost economic growth and corporate profits—contributed to the gains. For the week, the S&P 500 rose 1.35%, the Dow added 2.26%, and the NASDAQ grew 0.99%. The last two weeks have been important in terms [...]

Current Market Perspective: We’ve Seen this Before

2013-04-17T00:56:28+00:00April 17, 2013|Market Commentary|

Sys·tem·ic According to the website Wikipedia, systemic refers to something that is spread throughout, system-wide, affecting a group or system such as a body, economy, market or society as a whole. Since the financial crisis began in 2008, many politicians, technocrats, media commentators and the like have denied that there are systemic problems in the global economy. I have a very different view and believe that there are many powerful systemic problems within the global [...]

Why We’re Still Bullish on Gold

2013-04-17T00:53:53+00:00April 17, 2013|Market Commentary|

This past week has been a good reminder of how volatile precious metals can be.  For that very reason, I choose not to buy and sell based on the 200-day EMA like I do with equity investments.  When the precious metals market rebounds, it can shoot up just as quickly as it came down, making it hard to follow a trend. I consider gold to be portfolio insurance, not an investment; I’m not interested in [...]

Market Commentary: Week Ending 02-10-12

2012-02-13T15:49:38+00:00February 13, 2012|Market Commentary|

Global markets were flat to lower on the week. Going into Friday, the markets were sitting on minor gains. However, Friday erased any gains for the week, and then some. The reversal of good fortune in the markets mostly had to do with the ongoing drama in Greece, as well as weaker than expected consumer confidence numbers here in the US. On a technical basis, it is likely that many professional investors are starting to [...]

Go to Top