Weekly Commentary July 28, 2008

The Markets Despite a 15.2% drop in the price of a barrel of oil last week, the stock market finished mixed as weak jobs and housing data took center stage, according to MSN Money. The Labor Department helped sour the market last Thursday by reporting another rise in...

Weekly Commentary July 21, 2008

The Markets It was a market of extremes last week. First, the extreme bad news. On Tuesday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed below 11,000 for the first time in two years, according to Bloomberg. That same day, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the largest U.S....

Weekly Commentary July 14, 2008

The Markets Investing can be a bit like the weather on Mount Rainier in June—very unpredictable. You could have a horrendous blizzard one day and then a glorious, warm sunny day the next. That just about sums up the recent action on Wall Street. The daily mood swings...

Weekly Commentary July 2, 2008

The Markets With the second quarter in the history books, we’ll take a brief look back at what affected the markets over the first half of this year. Returns through 6/30/08 2nd Quarter Y-T-D 1-Year 3-Year 5-Year 10-Year Dow Jones Industrials -7.4 -14.4 -15.4 3.4 4.8...