Weekly Perspective April 25, 2011

The Markets If 50 is the new 30, then silver is the new gold. Gold gets most of the headlines, but silver is the precious metal that has really been on a tear. Just last week, silver prices rose 9%, according to Bloomberg. Over the past 10 years ending April 21, 2011,...

Spring 2011 Capital Markets Outlook

Spring 2011 Capital Markets Outlook Here is our latest  Economic Outlook .  Check out Jonathan’s thoughts by listening to the whole program or by clicking on a specific topic and listening for a couple minutes. Jonathan records these ever 3 months.  They get...

Weekly Commentary April 18, 2011

The Markets There was a little excitement in the financial and political world last week… Gold prices hit an all-time record high. Silver prices hit a 31-year high. Oil prices traded near 32-month highs. The value of the dollar fell to its lowest level since late 2009...

Weekly Commentary April 11, 2011

The Markets The dollar is becoming a pariah and weakening against nearly all global currencies because our relatively slow economic recovery means the Federal Reserve is unlikely to raise interest rates in coming months, according to The Wall Street Journal. Low...

Weekly Commentary April 4, 2011

First Quarter Review Data as of 3/31/11 1st Quarter   YTD 1-Year 3-Year 5-Year 10-Year Standard & Poor’s 500 (Domestic Stocks) 5.4% 5.4% 13.4% 0.1% 0.5% 1.3% DJ Global ex US (Foreign Stocks) 2.5 2.5 11.6 -2.9 1.4 5.6 10-year Treasury Note (Yield Only) 3.5...