Weekly Commentary March 28, 2011

The Markets After last week’s rally, the U.S. stock market is now higher than it was before the triple tragedy in Japan, according to Bloomberg. It’s really quite remarkable how quickly the stock market shrugged off the problems in Japan, the unrest in the Middle East...

Weekly Commentary March 21, 2011

Update on World Events The enormity of the unfolding tragedy in Japan has saddened the world. We have never seen a triple tragedy like this with an earthquake, a tsunami, and a nuclear disaster all hitting one country at the same time. Like many others, we are hoping...

Weekly Commentary March 14, 2011

The Markets “It takes a licking and keeps on ticking” was a memorable jingle for Timex watches and it seems like an apt description of the U.S. financial markets, too. Despite absorbing numerous “licks” over the past couple years, the financial markets have been...

Weekly Commentary March 7, 2011

The Markets It’s a heavyweight battle between high oil prices in one corner and strong economic numbers in the other. Which one will win? Oil still lubricates a significant part of the world economic machine and, at more than $100 a barrel, it could cause the machine...