Confidence is Up and Markets are Up

Confidence is Up and Markets are Up

IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR! Dad: “Fra-gee-lay” …it must be Italian! Mom: I think that says “fragile,” honey. Dad: Oh, yeah. This holiday season, investors’ enthusiasm for U.S. stocks has rivaled old man Parker’s passion for his major-award leg lamp in ‘A...

Weekly Perspective, May 20, 2013

The Markets Much like elementary school children trying to capture the attention of someone they have a crush on, the American economy sent lots of mixed signals last week. Conflicting reports emerged about consumer sentiment during the week. The Conference Board, a...

Weekly Perspective, April 15, 2013

The Markets Last week, the term ‘Easy Money’ conjured both comedian Rodney Dangerfield and the U.S. Federal Reserve, and no one was certain how much respect either one should get. The Fed accidentally e-mailed its market-moving Federal Open Market...

Weekly Perspective, October 15, 2012

The Markets Two widely watched indicators just hit five-year extreme levels – and that’s a positive for the economy. Consumer sentiment hit a five-year high in the preliminary October reading, as measured by the University of Michigan-Thomson Reuters...

Weekly Perspective, November 28, 2011

The Markets “It’s a small world after all.” Living in an age of jet travel, the internet and mobile communication have their advantages. They make our world of 7 billion people seem a bit smaller since we’re just one plane ride or “one boot of the...