Weekly Commentary July 27, 2009

The Markets Whether you are bullish or bearish, there’s plenty of ammo in each camp to support your view. Here are three keys supporting the bullish case: The unfolding earnings season is generally positive. As of last week, a whopping 77% of the 184 S&P 500...

Weekly Commentary July 20, 2009

The Markets The second quarter earnings season started just like the Fourth of July – with a bang! The hard-hit financial sector delivered some good news last week as companies such as Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan Chase announced earnings that pleased the market. In...

Weekly Commentary July 13, 2009

The Markets Are the green shoots getting nipped by a late frost? When Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke uttered the phrase “green shoots” back on March 15, 2009, in a 60 Minutes interview to describe improvements he saw in the functioning of the financial markets, investors...

Weekly Commentary July 6, 2009

The Markets Now that we’ve passed the halfway mark in 2009, let’s review what transpired in the financial markets. Data as of 6/30/09 2nd Quarter Y-T-D 1-Year 3-Year 5-Year 10-Year Standard & Poor’s 500 (Domestic Stocks) 15.2% 1.8% -28.2% -10.2% -4.2% -3.9%...