Weekly Commentary June 30, 2008

The Markets The stock market and life seem to have at least one thing in common. Both go through transitions over time. As we age, we move from one stage of life to another such as from infancy, to childhood, to adolescence, to young adulthood, to middle age, and then...

Weekly Commentary June 23, 2008

The Markets The three Cs-credit, crude, and consumers-are still impacting the direction of the financial markets. Just when you think the credit markets have reached bottom, another multi-billion dollar write-down seems to pop up. Last week, Citigroup warned that it...

Weekly Commentary June 16, 2008

The Markets There was lots of gurgling beneath the surface, but by the end of last week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average eked out a welcome gain. Helping the cause was a report from the Commerce Department, which showed a 1% increase in retail spending in May. It was...

Weekly Commentary June 9, 2008

The Markets Big Brown laid a big goose egg on Saturday at the Belmont Stakes as did the stock market the day before. As the heavy favorite to win the Triple Crown, Big Brown proved once again that there are no sure things in racing. The stock market is no different....

Weekly Commentary June 2, 2008

The Markets How do you succeed as an investor? According to legendary bond manager Bill Gross of PIMCO, “Investment success depends on an ability to anticipate the herd, ride with it for a substantial period of time, and then begin to reorient portfolios for a...