Weekly Market Commentary – June 20, 2017

Weekly Market Commentary – June 20, 2017

All eyes on inflation! Inflation is the way economists measure changes in the prices of goods and services. The United States has enjoyed relatively low inflation for a significant period of time. Last week, the consumer price index indicated inflation had moved lower...
Weekly Market Commentary – June 13, 2017

Weekly Market Commentary – June 13, 2017

Stock market historians may dub 2017 the Xanax year. Traditional historians will probably choose a different moniker. Stock markets in many advanced economies have been unusually calm during 2017, reported Schwab’s Jeffrey Kleintop in a May 15, 2017 commentary. The...
Weekly Market Commentary – June 6, 2017

Weekly Market Commentary – June 6, 2017

The bull market in U.S. stocks is getting really old! In fact, this bull has been charging, standing, or sitting for more than eight years. In April, it became the second longest bull market in American history, according to CNN Money. There are some good reasons the...
Weekly Market Commentary – May 31, 2017

Weekly Market Commentary – May 31, 2017

Is preparing for the future more important than enjoying the present? There is a lot to enjoy today. Last week, Financial Times wrote: “Wall Street ended an impressive week on a steady note – eking out a tiny gain to a fresh record close – as oil prices recouped some...
Weekly Market Commentary – May 23, 2017

Weekly Market Commentary – May 23, 2017

How much is too much? There has been no shortage of drama since the new administration took office – legislative setbacks, controversial hiring and firing, and fiery tweets on various topics. Regardless, U.S. investors and markets remained stalwart until last week...
Weekly Market Commentary – May 16, 2017

Weekly Market Commentary – May 16, 2017

Does performance tell the whole story? American stock markets have delivered some exceptional performance in recent years. Just look at the Standard & Poor’s 500 (S&P 500) Index. Barron’s reported the S&P 500, including reinvested dividends, has returned...