Monthly Archives: March 2012

Weekly Market Commentary: 10 Indicators to Watch For Another Spring Slide

          _ In each of the past two years the stock market began a slide in the spring, a phenomenon often referred to by the old adage “sell in May and go away,” which lasted well into … Continue reading

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March Madness

March has become a month for sports fans synonymous with NCAA college basketball and “March Madness.”  Offices hand out the tournament brackets and basketball aficionados and novices all fill out their sheets hoping for the pot awaiting the first Monday … Continue reading

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Weekly Market Commentary – Stocks’ Sweet Sixteen

It has been a sweet sixteen weeks for the S&P 500. The broad stock market index has had only three down weeks out of the past sixteen. There has not been a sixteen-week period with fewer weeks of losses in … Continue reading

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Let the Madness Ensue…

Unless you have been under a rock for the last week or so, you are probably well aware that the Division I NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament aka “March Madness” has started and is in full swing.  Across the country millions … Continue reading

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Weekly Market Commentary – Best Bull Market Ever…Now What?

The three-year anniversary of the bull market took place on Friday, March 9. In the three years since March 9, 2009, the S&P 500 index is up 103% (with a 116% total return including dividends). This has been the strongest … Continue reading

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Your Comfort Zone

I thought I’d take a break from talking about money directly and provide you with something to personally consider. Have you noticed we are surrounding ourselves with distractions and “things” all day long?  Cell phones, computer screens, work environment, cars, … Continue reading

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Weekly Market Commentary – Arab Spring 2

Hollywood has a thing for sequels. So do the markets. In recent weeks, we have pointed to the rise in the stock market and the euro early this year as mirroring those gains of early 2011. While stock market gains … Continue reading

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Understanding The Red Bull Market

If you’ve ever been duck hunting, you know that the day begins at 0 dark thirty hours before sunrise. You are up with milk men and newspaper deliverers ready for the drive or boat ride to the blind. On the … Continue reading

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