Investors Respond to Rules Change By “Getting Out”

Federal Reserve Changes The Rules For The Economy In the Famous 1999 Movie “The Matrix” there is a scene where Neo, Morphues and their crew are inside the Matrix on a reconnaissance mission.  While in the Matrix, Neo notices a cat walking by a doorway and then shortly later the same cat walks by again … Continue reading

Job Market Gains Propels Stock Market To All Time Highs

Stocks Continue To Do What They Do Best In 2013 – Go Higher Another week is in the books and as with most other weeks in 2013, the stock market again finished higher than the previous week. As a matter of fact the S&P 500 closed at a new all time record high of 1,614. … Continue reading

Stocks Are Loving 2013 – Local Real Estate Continues Higher

USA Stock Markets Continue To Outperform The excellent run in the USA stock markets that began on January 1st of this year continued this week as the S&P 500 gained 1.7% and closed within 15 points of it’s recent all time highs. Leading the stock market higher were the more economically sensitive stocks which brought … Continue reading

Individual Investors Return To Markets…… At Six Year Highs

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

Stock Market Climbs To Highest Levels Since 2007

Stocks Continue To Crawl Higher In 2013 Continuing right where the stock market left off last week, stocks spent the first three days of this week moving sideways before resuming their march higher and breaking out for a 1% gain on Thursday and Friday. 2013 continues to be a very giving year to investors from … Continue reading

Stock Markets Close At Five Year Highs

A Nice Start To 2013 2013 has been a very giving year – so far – from the stock markets both here and throughout the world.  Today on Friday January 11th, the S&P 500 closed at 1,472 – a new 5 year closing high for the USA stock markets. We had predicted a sharp move … Continue reading

Stocks Continue Higher – Showrooming Is Here To Stay

  Stocks Record Gains For The Second Week In A Row The stock markets began the week by selling off on Monday and Tuesday on fears that Congressional leaders and the White House would not come to an agreement on the Fiscal Cliff anytime soon.  However the markets recovered on Wednesday morning and from that … Continue reading

The Holiday Season Kicks Off With The Best Gains in Weeks

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

Stock Markets Sell Off as The “Fiscal Cliff” Arrives

Stock Markets Give Back More of 2012 Gains The 2012 election came and went this week and was the primary catalyst for much of the movement in the stock markets worldwide.  The markets began the week with promising economic news from the ISM Non-Manufacturing (Services) Index which represents approximately 80% of the USA economy. The … Continue reading

Stock Markets Finish Higher For the 5th Week In a Row

Even with a decelerating economy and a recent sub-par earnings season behind us, the USA stock markets continued to show their resiliency.    The S&P 500 finished the week at 1,406 for a gain of a little over 1%. This was the fifth straight week the S&P 500 has finished higher. This week was also … Continue reading

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