Central Bankers & Politicians Talk – Markets Listens

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It was a volatile five days  for the USA stock markets over the past week.  On Monday & Tuesday, the S&P 500 fell by 3.5% as the investment community worried  that the USA economy was contracting at a faster rate than previously expected.  However, the Central Bankers of the world came to the rescue.  On … Continue reading

Stock Markets Continue Sideways – Big Move still to Come?

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  After being down as much as 30 points during the week, the S&P 500 rallied on Thursday & Friday and ended the week higher by 2  points at 1,356. The primary catalyst for the end of the week rally were the earnings from JP Morgan and Wells Fargo which both reported earnings that were … Continue reading

Stocks Up – Economy Down – Natural Gas – Like Buying Gold in 2000?

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Stock Markets across the globe for the most part finished positive for the  week ending June 15, 2012.  The S&P 500 closed at 1,342 – a gain of 1.4% for the week. Primary catalyst for the gains this week was the following: Markets are coming off of their most technically oversold condition since last October … Continue reading

Stocks Have their Best Week of 2012

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Stocks had their best week in almost 6 months as the S&P 500 finished at 1,325.  Entering the week, the markets were the most technically oversold since last October, 2011.  Therefore, an oversold rally was to be expected at anytime.   (Click on Image of Chart for a Bigger Picture)       The Primary … Continue reading

Stocks Give Back Their Entire Year Gains

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Markets across the globe closed at their year lows for the week ending June 1, 2012.  In the USA, the S&P closed at 1,278 as all of the economic reports  released this week reported the domestic economy is growing at a rate that is slower than what was expected by economists across the board.  18 … Continue reading

Markets head South while Gold Goes North

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The markets for the USA along with the markets of the rest of the world sold off this week as investors sought to reduce risk in their portfolio’s across the globe. Concerns over the unresolved European banking crises continue to pressure global equity markets.  However, new realizations that the growth in the Chinese economy has … Continue reading

Risk Off – Investors Rotate to Safety

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The S&P 500 closed Friday, May 11, 2012 at 1,353, it’s lowest level in two months. All markets worldwide continue to be heavily influenced by the activities in Europe, especially the countries Greece, Spain & Italy. We recently commented on how these countries debt problems and their effect on the European Banking system could impact … Continue reading

Earnings for S&P 500 Companies are Good – But all Eyes Turn to Europe

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The S&P 500 closed Friday at 1,378 – about 45 points off it’s recent highs. The markets, after a 3 1/2 month run of consistently higher prices, have found April to be a bit more challenging. Below is a chart of the S&P from the most recent lows of October 4, 2011 (the start of … Continue reading

Goldmans Sachs “Once in a Generation” to Buy Stocks Call – Three Years to Late?

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This week The Wall Street Firm Goldman Sachs has issued a call for investors to buy stocks.   Goldman Sachs described this opportunity for investors in a paper that was released by the firm this week. ….The prospects for future returns in equities relative to bonds are as good as they have been in a generation…. … Continue reading

Stock Markets From Across the Globe Report Significant Gains

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Stock Market Indices (S&P 500, Dow 30 and Nasdaq) closed at or near their 52 weeks highs for the week ending March 2, 2012. The Market was strong all week long.  From examining the charts of all three major indices, each pullback in prices were shallow and the market continues to frustrate investors who have … Continue reading

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