Weekly Commentary August 26, 2008

The Markets When Warren Buffett talks, people listen. Last Friday, the famed investor spent three hours talking to CNBC’s Becky Quick live from Omaha. Here are a few highlights from their conversation that are worth sharing. When asked about the state of the economy...

Weekly Commentary August 18, 2008

The Markets The tug of war in the stock market ended in just about a draw last week as the Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose a fraction. Since the beginning of the year, the S&P 500 index has traded in a range roughly between 1,215 and 1,450, according to data...

Weekly Commentary August 11, 2008

The Markets A big drop in oil prices helped fuel a significant rise in stock prices last week. However, is there normally a neat and tidy inverse relationship between oil prices and stock prices? Crude oil prices dropped 7.9% last week while the Dow Jones Industrial...

Weekly Commentary August 4, 2008

The Markets If you simply look at the trend of our gross domestic product (GDP) over the past three quarters, you might get the impression that the economy is poised for takeoff. But, just like you shouldn’t judge the quality of a bottle of wine based on the beauty of...