Weekly Commentary June 29, 2009

The Markets Faith that the economy will get significantly better in the near future will soon need to be replaced by the proof that it is getting better or else we may end up with more market volatility. Back on March 9, the S&P 500 index hit a bear market low and...

Weekly Commentary June 22, 2009

The Markets Popular wisdom about life says, “It’s the journey, not the destination.” In successful long-term investing, it’s just the opposite. The financial markets contain short-term traders and long-term investors. Short-term traders focus on the day-to-day...

Weekly Commentary June 15, 2009

The Markets The stock market has been on a very nice run over the past three months and there’s a divergence of opinion on what’s behind it. Most analysts seem to agree on one point – we’re out of the “end of the financial system” doomsday scenario. That alone could...

Weekly Commentary June 8, 2009

The Markets This week marks the two-year anniversary of the financial meltdown. What lessons have we learned? On June 12, 2007, news broke that a 10-month old Bear Stearns hedge fund that speculated in mortgage-backed securities was melting down. The fund used...

2009 Half-Time Report

2009 Half-Time Report Here is our latest Economic Half-Time Report. Check out Jonathan’s thoughts by listening to the whole program or by clicking on a specific topic and listening for a couple minutes. Jonathan records these ever 3 months.  They get delivered...