Market Commentary: July 2012

This past month the Dow experienced its best June gain since 1997, and the S&P 500 and Nasdaq had their best June since 1999 and 2000, respectively.  Did it seem like a strong economic month to you?  Probably not since the underlying global economic fundamentals are still weak, and continue to weaken.  However, the weakening [...]

July 8th, 2012|

Market Commentary: Week Ending 02-24-12

Global markets put in a mild week.  The news of the week was gas prices.  If you have not filled up lately, you’re in for a shocker.   This week also saw the beginning of our fearless leaders already blaming those darn speculators for driving up the cost of black gold. higher upon hearing I [...]

February 27th, 2012|

Market Commentary: Week Ending 01-27-12

The big news this past week was the Fed’s statement on Wednesday that they would maintain “exceptionally low rates through at least late 2014.” In layman’s terms, this means the Fed will be printing money to purchase treasury bonds to keep interest rates down.  Keep in mind that interest rates are not supposed to be [...]

February 3rd, 2012|