USA Stock Markets Close at Five Year Highs

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

Bernanke Pledges Help to the Labor Markets

The S&P 500 closed at 1,406 for the week ending August 31, 2012.  The markets in general reported a low level of trading activity as many participants awaited the Jackson Hole speech from Fed chairman Ben Bernanke.  Their patience paid off as Fridays speech by the Fed chairman resulted in several sharp intra-day moves in … 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

USA Takes The Gold In Stock Market Performance

After declining for the first four days of the week, the S&P 500 rose 2% on Friday to finish the week at 1,390 – only 32 points off it’s multi-year high.  A slightly better than expected Jobs report and a better than expected ISM non-manufacturing report triggered the nice gains in the S&P 500 on … Continue reading

Central Bankers & Politicians Talk – Markets Listens

It was a volatile five days  for the USA stock markets over the past week.  On Monday & Tuesday, the S&P 500 fell by 3.5% as the investment community worried  that the USA economy was contracting at a faster rate than previously expected.  However, the Central Bankers of the world came to the rescue.  On … Continue reading

Stock Markets Continue Sideways – Big Move still to Come?

  After being down as much as 30 points during the week, the S&P 500 rallied on Thursday & Friday and ended the week higher by 2  points at 1,356. The primary catalyst for the end of the week rally were the earnings from JP Morgan and Wells Fargo which both reported earnings that were … 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

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