Weekly Perspective, November 4, 2013

The Markets Exceptional . . .exceeds expectations . . . meets expectations . . . needs improvement . . . unsatisfactory. It’s a rating system familiar to anyone who has ever received a performance review. Right now, the performance of inflation is not meeting...

Weekly Perspective, December 17, 2012

Special Note: The horrible tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School touches all of us. In the midst of a joyous season, we have another example of the fragility of life. We pray for the innocent victims and their families and hope they may find some measure of comfort...

Weekly Perspective, September 17, 2012

The Markets I am the Federal Reserve, hear me roar. Printing dollars in numbers too big to ignore. With an apology to Helen Reddy for paraphrasing her early 1970’s anthem, the Federal Reserve dropped a bombshell on the markets last week, and the reverberation may...

Weekly Perspective, May 29 2012

Judging by what’s happening in the bond market, it appears that some investors are more concerned about the return of their money than the return on their money.

Weekly Perspective, April 16, 2012

The Markets It’s back. Volatility, that is. Like a yo-yo, the market bounced around and the S&P 500 Index ultimately ended down 2.0 percent for the week and 3.4 percent from this year’s closing high, according to Reuters. Despite the drop, the market...

Weekly Perspective May 31, 2011

The Markets Starting in July, it may cost you more to wake up in the morning. Starbucks announced last week that it was raising the price of bagged coffee sold in its cafes by an average of 17%. Interestingly, the rising price of coffee represents the confluence of...
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