Controversy Follows Employment Report – Stocks Near 5 Year Highs.

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

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

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

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

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