Weekly Market Commentary 8/31/2015

Corner of wall street and broadway in New York City.

The Markets U.S. stock markets finished last week higher than they started it, but the five-day ride was awfully bumpy. Concerns about China’s slowing growth, shifting currency valuations, and falling stock markets, coupled with uncertainty about the Federal Reserve’s next monetary policy move, contributed to malaise in world markets early last week. After falling by … Read more

Weekly Market Commentary 8/17/2015

Weekly Market Commentary 8/17/2015

The Markets Stock markets in the United States got off to a good start last week, heading higher before stumbling over China’s currency news. China, which has one of the world’s largest and fastest growing economies, is experiencing a slowdown in economic growth. The Economist reported data released last week showed, “…an 8 percent fall … Read more

A Trip Around the Financial Globe-Greece, China, Canada, Puerto Rico

Red Arrow Pointing down

When it rains it pours, as the saying goes. If you’ve been following the financial news this summer, it probably seems like a torrential storm has been churning all around the world. Every week, people ask me about the headlines they hear on TV. “What’s going on with China?” they want to know. “Is the … Read more

Weekly Market Update 8/10/2015

Weekly Market Commentary 8/10/2015

The Markets Back to school…back to higher interest rates? After a solid July jobs report arrived on Friday – 215,000 new jobs were created and unemployment remained at 5.3 percent – analysts were pretty confident there would be ample support for a Federal Reserve rate increase (a.k.a. liftoff) in September. Bloomberg reported the odds of … Read more

Is The Market Keeping You Up At Night?

Market Keeping you up at night

I find that many of those who I seen in my office for the first time have a great deal of concern about being invested in the equity markets. That stands to reason. Many of them experience seeing the equity portion of their account cut in half during the Great Recession and the subsequent collapse … Read more

Weekly Market Update 8/3/2015

Weekly Market Commentary 8/3/2015

The Markets The market is flat. That’s right. It’s a rare occurrence – something that has happened just 12 times since 1926, according to Fortune – but the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (S&P 500) has remained in a narrow trading range for seven months. For every sector that has delivered performance gains (for instance, … Read more