Weekly Perspective, September 10, 2012

The Markets It’s about time. Believe it or not, the U.S. stock market as measured by the S&P 500 index hit an all-time record high last week when you include reinvested dividends, according to Bloomberg. Now, you may not have seen that headline in the news...

Weekly Perspective, March 19, 2012

The Markets It was a busy week on Wall Street with numerous big moves and key milestones hit. Here are a few of the highlights: The S&P 500 index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average had their biggest weekly gains since last December. The S&P 500 closed at...

Weekly Perspective, March 5, 2012

The Markets It may not feel like it, but the U.S. stock market is off to its best start to the year since 1991, according to CNBC. With a rise of 8.9 percent for the year, the S&P 500 index has now risen eight of the last nine weeks. Some analysts cite improving...

Fortune Telling . . . Or Not? February 6, 2012

Fortune Telling . . . Or Not? Can the intersection of two moving averages foretell the future direction of the stock market? Chart watchers like to follow what’s called the 50-day moving average (50 DMA) and the 200-day moving average (200 DMA). These are lines...

The Year in Review, January 4, 2012

The Year in Review “Much Ado About Nothing” is one of Shakespeare’s famous comedies and, surprisingly, the title succinctly summarizes the U.S. stock market in 2011. There was “much ado” during 2011 as we experienced one of the most...