Stocks Stay Put – Get Your Low Interest Rates Before They Are Gone

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Stock Market Takes The Long Way Home The markets got off to a rocky start on Monday as the S&P 500 fell 1.8%.  The Volatility index (which measures fear in the market) surged 35% – one of the biggest one day move in volatility in the past 10 years.  It appears that investors still have … Continue reading

Individual Investors Return To Markets…… At Six Year Highs

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The Stock Markets picked up right where they left off at the end of the month of January.  For the first eight days of February, the stock markets have continued to respond to each short term sell- off by once again working their way higher. The S&P 500 closed this week at 1,518 – which … Continue reading

The Holiday Season Kicks Off With The Best Gains in Weeks

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Markets Rally While Congress Goes Away It was the first good week for the stock market since September.  With Congress in recess for the Thanksgiving Holiday, there was not the “Fiscal Cliff” overhanging the markets and stocks responded favorably.  Entering the week the markets were also as technically oversold as they had been in six … Continue reading

Markets a “Tie” for the Week – Consumers are Feeling Better

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Technology Stocks Bring the Stock Markets Back Down Stock markets in the USA surged  higher on Monday and continued higher all the way into Thursday Morning as the S&P 500 got within 4 points of making a new 5 year high.  But then on Thursday Google mistakenly filed their earnings reports several hours ahead of … Continue reading

Stocks Close Down for the Week – While the Fiscal Cliff Approaches

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  USA Markets Suffers Worst Week Since June This week, stock markets  in the USA gave back some of their recent gains from the past few weeks.  The market got off to a slow start on Monday as the World Bank lowered it’s growth projections for the Asia region.   On Tuesday, the entire financial sector … Continue reading

Controversy Follows Employment Report – Stocks Near 5 Year Highs.

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USA Markets Close Near Five Year Highs It was another good week for the stock markets on a global basis.  The markets moved higher in response  to some surprisingly strong economic reports that were released this week.  The S&P 500 gained 1.5% and closed on Friday near it highs for the week at 1,461. The … Continue reading

Economy Continues To Weaken While Stocks Consolidate Gains

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First The Good News Stock Markets across the globe spent this past week giving back some of their recent gains.  The S&P 500 closed at 1,440 – down 20 points which works out to a 1.4% loss for the week. September 28th was also the final day of the third quarter and it was a … Continue reading

Dare We Say It? – The USA Housing Market Has Bottomed

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Stock Markets across the globe spent this past week moving sideways and consolidating their recent gains.  In the USA, the S&P 500 closed at 1,460 – down just 6 points from last weeks 5 year highs. The S&P 500 is now just 116 points or 8% away from it’s all time highs that were reached … Continue reading

Fed Chariman Bernanke “Prints” Markets to New Highs

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The S&P 500 closed at another 5 year high this week at 1,465 as the introduction of QE3 provided a lift to asset markets across the globe.  The S&P 500 is now within 110 points of it’s all time highs of 1,575 that were attained in October of 2007. A quick background note to readers … Continue reading

USA Stock Markets Close at Five Year Highs

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The USA Markets closed at five years highs on for the week ending Friday, September 7th. The Nasdaq closed at 3,136 -  it’s highest levels since the year 2,000.  The S&P 500 closed at 1,437, it’s highest level of this current five year bull run from the lows of 666. The S&P 500 has now … Continue reading

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