S&P 500 Closes Down For the Week – First Time in 2013

Two Days of Losses- Is the Rally Over? The strong run in the USA stock markets that began on January 1st finally came to an end this past week.  For the first time in 2013, the stock markets had back to back days of losses on Wednesday & Thursday which resulted in about a 2% … 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

Stocks Fall as Hopes For a Fiscal Cliff Solution Grows Dim

Stocks Finish The Week at their Lows – Volatility Surges Higher The Stock Market  spent the majority of the past week in the red as hope for a fiscal deal faded.  The S&P 500 opened at it’s highs for the week on Monday morning but from then on steadily sold off throughout the week. On … Continue reading

Time to Raise Cash

Stock Markets across the globe exploded higher on Friday as the European Union unexpectedly announced a new plan for providing financing to Spanish Banks along with providing a framework for an eventual banking union that could provide more stimulus in the future. The S&P 500 rallied 2.5%  on the European News on Friday and closed … Continue reading

USA Markets & Economy – Best Strength in a Weakening World

The S&P 500 closed down 7 points or about 1/2% for the week ending June 22, 2012. After a promising start to the week where the S&P 500 rose to 1,364 – right into the resistance zone we discussed in last weeks article – the index turned down on the markets disappointment that the US … Continue reading

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

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

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

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

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

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

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