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The Markets – February 2, 2015

It’s true. January did not turn out to be the best month for U.S. stock markets. At the end of the month, the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (S&P 500) was down about 3.1 percent. Before you start listening to pithy observations – the saying ‘as goes January, so goes the year’ has been making… Read More

Cautious Optimism 8/11/2014

The last few weeks have been a roller coaster ride for investor’s emotions.  Believe it or not, we just had a new all-time high on the S&P 500 on July 27th of 1991.39.  As of Friday, August 8th we are off that high by about 3%.  It has felt bad because of the swiftness of… Read More

The Markets – June 17, 2014

Investors remain oddly complacent even in the face of unexpected events that have the potential to disrupt global markets.  Last week, news media reported civil war in Syria has boiled over into Iraq, and ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria), a Sunni extremist group, has seized control of hundreds of square miles. According to… Read More