Rip Van Winkle Slept for Twenty Years . . . , November 14, 2011

RIP VAN WINKLE SLEPT FOR 20 YEARS . . . and he awoke to discover that his world had changed dramatically. The U.S. stock market has been “asleep” for about 13 years now and in another seven, we may find our world is much different, too. In the nearly 13...

Weekly Perspective, October 10, 2011

The Markets Sometimes a little spark is all you need. At one point last Tuesday, October 4, the S&P 500 index dropped below 1,091, which represented a 20 percent decline from the April 29 closing high, according to MarketWatch. That’s a key number because many...

Weekly Perspective, October 3, 2011

The Markets The word “volatile” has been so overused in the media, but it’s hard to find a better way to describe recent movements in the financial markets. On any given day, the markets can rise or fall based on the latest thinking about euro-zone...
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