Weekly Commentary February 28, 2011

The Markets Guns and oil are never a good combination. As unrest in the Middle East continued last week, oil prices headed north and stock prices headed south. The decline in stocks last week was rather modest, but it still shows how oil is an important component of...

Weekly Commentary February 21, 2011

The Markets The Middle East isn’t the only place experiencing a protest by the people. In Madison, Wisconsin, thousands of protesters flooded the state capital for several days last week to protest the newly-elected Republican governor’s attempt to roll back state...

Weekly Commentary February 14, 2011

The Markets Despite unrest in the Middle East, the stock market closed last week at its highest level in 32 months, according to Bloomberg. Analysts point to better-than-forecast economic data, solid corporate earnings, continued Treasury purchases by the Federal...

Weekly Commentary February 7, 2011

The Markets “Dr. Copper” has been making a bold statement. Since copper is used in so many industrial applications and is economically sensitive, investors often refer to it as, “Dr. Copper.” This moniker playfully suggests that copper, “holds a Ph.D. in economics...