Is now a good time to be conservative?

Tuesday, August 30 2011 | Leave a comment

With all the volatility in the markets lately I think a lot of investors wonder if they should be conservative right now.  Some may even wonder if they should be in the market at all? Well, there’s not a lot of statistics to measure what’s happening these days.  I actually did a small research project…

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Market Update – August 26, 2011

Friday, August 26 2011 | Leave a comment

This has a been the best week in the market in about 2 months with the S&P 500 moving up about 4.9% and bonds falling just shy of 1%.  I would suspect most balanced, yet conservative portfolios should finish today up between 1%-3% as a result. Per the video above I think the market move…

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Market Update – August 22, 2011

Monday, August 22 2011 | Leave a comment

As I suspected the weekend was busy in the world of finance.  After a very poor Friday the initial thought was the markets would open down majorly today (Futures were down over 1.5% after the markets close on Friday).  But sentiment shifted and by this morning the market came out of the gates like a…

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Market Update – August 18, 2011

Thursday, August 18 2011 | Leave a comment

Another nasty day on Wall Street – with the Dow down about 470 points (4.4%) with an hour left of trading.  You never know, but I’m going to speculate there won’t be a late day rally pushing the market positive.  This drop pushes the US markets close to their lowest point for the year. As…

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Market Update – August 15, 2011

Monday, August 15 2011 | Leave a comment

As I’ve covered over the past couple of weeks the market is finding some resistance to the downside and has put in a nice bounce off it’s lows (about 7% so far).  In the video I show where the rubber will likely hit the road and either rally into the end of the year or…

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