Market Commentary: July 2012

2012-07-08T19:27:51+00:00July 8, 2012|Market Commentary|

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 data is paving the way for more bailouts and money printing which would likely be a short-term positive for stocks. [...]

Market Commentary: Week Ending 02-24-12

2012-02-27T22:06:14+00:00February 27, 2012|Market Commentary|

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 am constantly reading commentary from other advisors throughout the world.  The following commentary is from a colleague/friend of mine who [...]

Market Commentary: Week Ending 01-27-12

2012-02-03T15:06:52+00:00February 3, 2012|Market Commentary|

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 naturally this low.  Interest rates, if left unmanaged by the Fed, would find a balance in the market place based [...]

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