2019 is Off to a Good Start!

2019 is Off to a Good Start!

Investors who remained steady during December’s wild ride are probably pleased with their decision as stocks have gotten off to a strong start in 2019. Unfortunately, those who reduced their exposure to the asset class may be feeling the sting of missed opportunity....

Weekly Perspective – February 24, 2014

The Markets Behind the dark clouds of volatile markets there appears to be a silver lining. That may be hard to believe when so many are focused on whether economic weakness is due to bad weather or, well, economic weakness, but here are a few of the signs that things...

Weekly Perspective, December 9, 2013

The Markets If every piece of positive news was a petal, then you might say the American economy was in bloom last week. Moving into the holiday season, consumer confidence was at a five-month high. Early in the week, manufacturing showed improvement. On Thursday, the...

Weekly Perspective September 9, 2011

The Markets Two four-letter words — debt and jobs — are hanging over the economy like a noose that keeps tightening. This is not news. We have known for several years that debt is too high and jobs too scarce. Unfortunately, they’ve become intractable...

Weekly Perspective June 6, 2011

The Markets Well, it was far from the best week for the U.S. economy and financial markets. Here are a few bumps on the road to recovery we learned last week: Nationwide housing prices declined again in March and are now at the lowest level since mid-2002, according...