Monthly Archives: January 2011

Growth Expectations Tempered

More info…There was a strong start to the New Year with the broader markets up approximately 1% on the first day of trading. Overall, drivers of the market sentiment continued to be positive indicators surrounding the US recovery. The financials … Continue reading

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Dow Hits 2-Year High

More info…Even though the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a 52 week high this week, it was a fairly flat week for averages across the board. With an announcement by China that they had decided to leaveinterest rates unchanged, Monday … Continue reading

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Dow Hits 2-Year High

More info…Even though the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a 52 week high this week, it was a fairly flat week for averages across the board. With an announcement by China that they had decided to leaveinterest rates unchanged, Monday … Continue reading

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ETFs or Mutual Funds?

More info…We are experiencing more and more clients asking us about ETFs ( Exchange Traded funds). This is a relatively new investment product that has been headlined in the financial news recently.What is an ETF and how does it differ … Continue reading

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The Best December in a Long Time

More info…The S&P 500 advanced 12.78%, the NASDAQ rose 16.91% and the Russell 2000 jumped 25.31% for the year ending 2010. Netflix was the best of the S&P 500, soaring about 219%, while Baidu was the top of the NASDAQ … Continue reading

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The Best December in a Long Time

More info…The S&P 500 advanced 12.78%, the NASDAQ rose 16.91% and the Russell 2000 jumped 25.31% for the year ending 2010. Netflix was the best of the S&P 500, soaring about 219%, while Baidu was the top of the NASDAQ … Continue reading

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Two Personalities for Dow This Week

More info…Better than expectedUS retail sales in theauto and on-line retailersMonday morning were expected to keep the market strong, but after a solid morning the market closed flat. One outlier was Ford which gained 70 cents or 4.3% on news … Continue reading

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Banks Still Face Obstacles In 2011

More info…While most analysts and traders on Wall Street are enthusiastic about a 2011 recoveryfor theUS economy, there isstill uncertaintysurrounding the banking industry. As we know, both large banks and small banks have to be healthy for a healthy economy … Continue reading

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Market Rocked By Insider Trading Concerns and Irish Woes

More info…Headlinessurrounding the contagion from Ireland’s financial woes and accusations of insidertrading at some of the largest US hedge fundsbrought the markets to negative territory for the week. Monday started out on the negative side with financial stocks continuing to … Continue reading

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The Best December in a Long Time

More info…The S&P 500 advanced 12.78%, the NASDAQ rose 16.91% and the Russell 2000 jumped 25.31% for the year ending 2010. Netflix was the best of the S&P 500, soaring about 219%, while Baidu was the top of the NASDAQ … Continue reading

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