Stocks continued to slide…

The Markets On the heels of a tough month of May, stocks continued to slide through much of June. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, which declined by -7.9% during May, shed an additional -3.2% in the first week of June but rebounded +6.5% over the next nine sessions. During this period, the Dow traded on [...]

By | 2010-07-05T13:07:05+00:00 July 5th, 2010|Market and Portfolio Commentary|Comments Off on Stocks continued to slide…

May proved to be a rough month…

The Markets May proved to be a rough month for the bulls as the global markets suffered their worst monthly percentage losses since February 2009. Coming into the month, all major market segments were continuing to produce slow steady gains. But it was largely downhill for the month as the markets closed lower on fourteen [...]

By | 2010-06-01T12:57:33+00:00 June 1st, 2010|Market and Portfolio Commentary|Comments Off on May proved to be a rough month…

The Markets continued slow and steady rise…

The Markets The markets continued their slow and steady rise in April as most of the major averages posted advances for the month. On the heels of a solid March, the Dow Jones Industrial Average charged ahead setting nine new recovery highs for the month. Despite a retreat in the waning days of April, the [...]

By | 2010-12-21T19:54:42+00:00 May 5th, 2010|Market and Portfolio Commentary|Comments Off on The Markets continued slow and steady rise…

Stocks renewed upward bias…

The Markets Stocks renewed their upward bias during March as most of the major averages posted new recovery highs to round out the quarter. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, which closed just below 10,000 on February 8th (DJIA – 9906.39), finished higher on eighteen of the next twenty-three sessions. While the run of winning days [...]

By | 2010-04-07T12:44:45+00:00 April 7th, 2010|Market and Portfolio Commentary|Comments Off on Stocks renewed upward bias…

First Market Commentary of the New Year…

After a break in our monthly market commentary publishing schedule to allow for the reading of my new book, On the Right Side of the Market, I’m pleased to publish our first market commentary of the new year (and of the new decade)… The Markets I continue to believe in the importance of the big [...]

By | 2010-02-05T12:38:47+00:00 February 5th, 2010|Market and Portfolio Commentary|Comments Off on First Market Commentary of the New Year…

Another good month for the markets…

The Markets Another good month for the markets, as investors appear to looking beyond the bad economic news and toward a late-year recovery. The month of May sported meaningful gains for all major market segments, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ahead by 4.06%,the S&P 500 better by 5.31% and the NASDAQ 100 ahead by [...]

By | 2009-06-01T11:35:54+00:00 June 1st, 2009|Market and Portfolio Commentary|Comments Off on Another good month for the markets…

Stocks largely held their ground…

The Markets After recovering off the March lows, stocks largely held their ground for the month of April. The Dow Jones Industrial Average kicked off the month on the heels of its best four week percentage gain since the great depression. What goes down must go up eventually, right? From March 6 through April 3, [...]

By | 2009-05-04T11:20:14+00:00 May 4th, 2009|Market and Portfolio Commentary|Comments Off on Stocks largely held their ground…

What a ride!

The Markets What a ride! Although it was not anything close to resembling the kind of fun that I seek out of life, you have to admire the dynamics at play during the last quarter. It was the first quarter in the history of the S&P 500 that the index experienced a complete bear market(declines [...]

By | 2009-04-02T11:51:20+00:00 April 2nd, 2009|Market and Portfolio Commentary|Comments Off on What a ride!

Start of 2009 isn't exactly what bulls had in mind…

The Markets The start of 2009 isn’t exactly what the bulls had in mind. With January now in the books and February more than half over, the market bounce from the end of the year is largely gone, at least for now. Following a six week rally off the November lows, the market ran out of [...]

By | 2009-02-17T11:52:40+00:00 February 17th, 2009|Market and Portfolio Commentary|Comments Off on Start of 2009 isn't exactly what bulls had in mind…

The markets have stabilized…

THE MARKETS As 2008 comes quickly to a close, the markets have stabilized and appear to have put in at least a temporary bottom at the Dow 8000 level. However, as of yet they have failed to build any positive momentum heading into the end of the year. Following the markets significant retreat in October [...]

By | 2010-12-10T18:18:38+00:00 December 16th, 2008|Market and Portfolio Commentary|Comments Off on The markets have stabilized…