Weekly Market Commentary April 28, 2015

Weekly Market Commentary April 28, 2015

Remember the dot-com bubble? If so, you’ll appreciate this week’s notable event: The NASDAQ Composite Index, which includes a fair number of technology stocks, transcended its previous high (set in March 2000). Share values in the tech sector gained 4 percent last...
Weekly Market Commentary April 21, 2015

Weekly Market Commentary April 21, 2015

It’s a topsy-turvy world. In the United States, during the last quarter of 2014, about seven million (13 percent) of all mortgaged residential properties were underwater, meaning the mortgage loan amount was at least 25 percent higher than the estimated market value...
Monthly Investor Update April 15, 2015

Monthly Investor Update April 15, 2015

March brought the first quarter of 2015 to a close. During the period, the S&P 500 rose 1.3%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average moved 0.8% higher. And, small-caps clawed back some of the ground given up in 2014 by outpacing the large cap returns; the Russell 2000...
Weekly Market Commentary April 14, 2015

Weekly Market Commentary April 14, 2015

How much is one trillion? If you waited one trillion seconds, it would take 31,688 years. If you had a trillion dollars, and spent $10 million a day, it would take 273 years to go broke. If you taped $100 bills end-to-end, you could wrap the earth 41 times with $1...
Weekly Market Commentary April 7, 2015

Weekly Market Commentary April 7, 2015

The global economy performed a bit like a Rube Goldberg contraption during the first quarter of 2015, although it’s doubtful many countries found humor as economic, financial, and political events triggered other economic, financial, and political events across the...