Markets Stumble. What Does Data Say?

Last week, all four of the indexes we discuss in these market updates saw their performance stumble. The S&P 500 lost 1.44%, the Dow was down 1.52%, the NASDAQ gave back 1.22%, and the MSCI EAFE declined 0.07%. On Tuesday, March 21, the S&P 500 and Dow recorded 1% declines for the first time since [...]

March 27th, 2017|

August Market Commentary – Kansas City Financial Planner

When the Dow drops 300+ points in a day as it did to end the month, it’s not uncommon to experience some anxiety. However, the recent sell-off still hasn’t qualified as even a 5% correction; and while we continue to monitor the evolving conflicts overseas (Ukraine, Iraq, Israel, etc.), the most recent economic reports continue [...]

August 12th, 2014|

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|

Market Commentary: Week Ending 02-10-12

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 [...]

February 13th, 2012|