Weekly Commentary December 21, 2009

The Markets Major fluctuations in the stock market tend to grab the headlines, but there’s something else investors should keep their eye on, too – the value of the U.S. dollar. As the worldwide financial system melted in late 2008/early 2009, investors fled to the...

Weekly Commentary December 14, 2009

The Markets One of the popular parlor games on Wall Street these days is trying to predict how the holiday shopping season will fare. If sales rise from last year, that may bode well for the economy heading into 2010. If sales drop, well, that’s not such a good sign....

Weekly Commentary December 7, 2009

The Markets Could November go down in history as a major turning point in the U.S. economy? The shocking (in a positive way) unemployment report released last Friday by the Labor Department showed the economy lost only 11,000 jobs in November. The markets were bracing...