Market Commentary: Week Ending 8/12/2011

2011-08-14T21:18:57+00:00August 14, 2011|Market Commentary|

We are lucky this week turned out mildly down.  The return of volatility is pretty well entrenched in the market at the moment and that is not a good thing.  The news that pushed the markets all over the map for the last few weeks is liquidity tightening up across Europe.  At the heart of the matter is the question around the viability of some large banks in Europe.  So, there you have it – [...]

Market Commentary: Week Ending 8/05/2011

2011-08-08T07:09:16+00:00August 8, 2011|Market Commentary|

It was not a great week to have a baby and be an investment advisor!  Luckily, the hospital had WiFi and Fox Business on the TV.  I was able to welcome our family’s newest addition, Alexis Karen, on Tuesday.  In addition, I sold the remaining investments in my client’s portfolios as their prices dropped below their respective 200-day EMAs.  The last trades were placed on Wednesday, which means we were able to avoid the losses [...]

Market Commentary: Week Ending 7/15/2011

2011-07-18T04:58:29+00:00July 18, 2011|Market Commentary|

It was almost a good week.  The market slid into Wednesday, and then got a pop from the Federal Reserve.  On Wednesday, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke was testifying before Congress and indicated that the door on additional stimulus, via bond purchases, was still open.  The stock market briefly took off on this news, but trailed off by days-end.  Thursday was welcomed with more from the Fed Chairman; this time though, the Bernanke stated that [...]

Market Commentary: Week Ending 7/8/2011

2011-07-11T14:26:30+00:00July 11, 2011|Market Commentary|

Have you been to a playground recently?  See-saw’s are less common than ever and have given way to more complex playground equipment, but I think the image of an old-fashioned see-saw will help you visualize my point in this week’s market commentary.  The first see-saw I’d like you to imagine is this: When stock prices are rising, bond prices are falling.  The other see-saw I want you to visualize is this: If bond prices are [...]

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