Weekly Commentary February 22, 2010

The Markets The U.S. stock market has had several “mini corrections” since the March 9, 2009 low and last week’s strong performance has some analysts saying the recent 9% drop in the S&P 500 from its mid-January high may have run its course,...

Weekly Commentary February 16, 2010

The Markets The Reuters/University of Michigan consumer sentiment preliminary index for February that was reported last week declined slightly from the late January number and it was lower than expected as consumers continued to fret over unemployment. The index is...

Weekly Commentary February 8, 2010

The Markets Volatility in the financial markets has risen noticeably in the past few weeks as investors remain on edge about a multitude of issues. A mixed employment report for January, continued budget deficit issues in Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece and Spain,...

Weekly Commentary February 1, 2010

The Markets Let’s recap some of the good news last week: The Commerce Department said the economy grew in the fourth quarter at its fastest pace in more than six years; The Institute for Supply Management-Chicago said its index of Midwest business activity rose more...