Markets Stumble. What Does Data Say?

2017-03-27T15:15:26+00:00March 27, 2017|Market Commentary|

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 Oct. 11, 2016. By Friday, the S&P had posted its worst week since the election. At the same time, 10-year [...]

August Market Commentary – Kansas City Financial Planner

2014-08-12T14:16:06+00:00August 12, 2014|Market Commentary|

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 to show the US economy as remaining firmly in growth mode. Data from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) for [...]

Market Commentary: Week Ending 02-17-12

2012-02-20T18:37:35+00:00February 20, 2012|Market Commentary|

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 ago it appeared that all the ills in Europe had been pushed down that road with the Greek politicians’ approval [...]

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 [...]

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