Risk Off – Investors Rotate to Safety

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

Stock Markets From Across the Globe Report Significant Gains

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

It a Long way to the Top If…………..

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

Markets Consolidate Gains – Sentiment Indicators Flash Caution

The Markets for the week ending February 10, 2012 ended up  pretty much where they finished last week.  The S&P 500 finished down 4 points for the week while the Nasdaq finished  down 3 points. I would like to discuss briefly how sentiment is reaching levels that would indicate that the major  indexes are vulnerable … Continue reading

Unemployment Claims – Lowest since April 2008

Today’s report of the Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims is signaling that after 3 years, the conditions for job creation in significant numbers may finally be here. The Department of Labor (DOL) reports in the week ending January 14, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 352,000, a decrease of 50,000 from the previous … Continue reading

Registered Investment Advisor Versus a Stock Broker

"Featured Post - RIA Works for Only the Client"

Below is a short video that describes how a Registered Investment Adviser (RIA) works 100% only for their clients interests and goals. This RIA approach for serving their clients can be compared with the historical model of brokerages (Merill Lynch etc.)  selling investment products via Stock Brokers who work for their Brokerage firm and who … Continue reading

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