Weekly Market Commentary – March 29, 2016

Weekly Market Commentary – March 29, 2016

Are corporations in the United States struggling? In its cover article last week, The Economist (a British publication), suggested there is not enough competition among American companies. It pointed out: “Aggregate domestic profits are at near-record levels relative...
Wishing You A Warm And Wonderful Easter

Wishing You A Warm And Wonderful Easter

May you be blessed on this auspicious day of Easter. We hope your day is filled with much happiness and many memories. In observance of Good Friday, our offices will be closed today, March 25, 2016.
Weekly Market Commentary – March 15, 2016

Weekly Market Commentary – March 15, 2016

Stim-u-late mar-kets! Come on! It’s monetary easing.* The European Central Bank (ECB) was singing a tune that invigorated financial markets last week. The Wall Street Journal explained: “The fresh measures included cuts to all three of the ECB’s main interest rates,...
Weekly Market Commentary – March 9, 2016

Weekly Market Commentary – March 9, 2016

When Mark Twain’s death was reported in the United States, he was alive and well in London. He responded to news accounts with a note saying, “The report of my death was an exaggeration.” Last week’s jobs data suggest the same is true of reports that a recession is...
Weekly Market Commentary – March 1, 2016

Weekly Market Commentary – March 1, 2016

It wasn’t as entertaining as the Fantastic Four, The Magnificent Seven, or Ocean’s 11 but, last week, we had an opportunity to watch the Group of 20 (G20). The G20 stars finance ministers and central bankers from 19 countries and the European Union as well as...