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

Warning – Bonds Handle With Care

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  One of my favorite days of each year is the release of the annual letter to shareholders from the legendary Warren Buffet.  This years is no exception.   Below is a link to a PDF File of this years letter.   Warren Buffet 2011 Letter   Warren offers many nuggets of wisdom in his letter … Continue reading

It a Long way to the Top If…………..

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You Want to Rock & Roll. Ridin’ down the highway Goin’ to a show Stop in all the by-ways Playin’ rock ‘n’ roll Gettin’ robbed Gettin’ stoned Gettin’ beat up Broken boned Gettin’ had Gettin’ took I tell you folks It’s harder than it looks February 19th is the 32nd Anniversary of the Passing of … Continue reading

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