Tagged: Global Markets

Market Digest – Week Ending 9/14

Capital markets spent the first half of the week calmly waiting for two things; a German court ruling on the constitutional ability to fund the ESM bailout fund, and the Fed meeting…

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Market Digest — Week Ending 7/20

Almost a mirror image of last week, stocks rose through Thursday and fell on Friday. On balance, it was a positive week for major US indexes as corporate earnings outpaced most…

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Market Digest – Week Ending 7/13

A Friday the 13th rally reversed a string of losses, leaving major global equity indexes about flat for the week. A lack of negative surprises drove the gains, rather than any particular…

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Market Digest — Week Ending 7/6

Markets took a breather during a slow holiday week. Stocks declined modestly, mostly on the heels of a disappointing jobs report released Friday. Treasuries rose on the same news. The ECB…

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Market Digest — Week Ending 4/13

Stocks fell a second consecutive week for the first time in 2012. Concerns about Spanish debt, a slowdown in China and a bumpy U.S. jobs recovery all contributed to selling pressure….

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Market Digest — Week Ending 3/23

With the focus off Greece, it turns out not everything is roses and lollipops. Broad indexes had modest declines, the first in six weeks. Economic news in the United States was mixed, but…

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Market Digest – Week Ending 2/10

Focus returned to Greece. The country has 14 billion Euros of debt coming due in March and is reliant on bailout money from the rest of Europe to pay. An agreement was expected this week…

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Do We Really Want a Manufacturing Economy?

Instead of watching President Obama’s the State of the Union speech last Tuesday, I elected to read the transcript the following morning. I find this approach favorable – it removes…

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Q4 2011 – Market Commentary and Outlook

The following is a comprehensive overview of market activity and economic analysis for Q4 2011 provided by Personal Capital Advisors Investment Committee. This report including a look back…

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Weekly Market Digest — Week Ending 11/4/11

Euphoria over last week’s European “agreement” ended swiftly. To make matters worse, Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou initially called for a national referendum to accept the…

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Embrace the Bear — and Trust Long-Term Returns

First came the “lost” decade. Then, after a brief respite – with two years of double-digit returns to end the last decade and begin the new one – new worries that yet another bear…

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Weekly Market Digest – Week Ending 10/7

On Tuesday, the S&P 500 ticked into bear market territory (down over 20% from the April high), but then rallied. The index finished the week up more than 3%. European leaders began…

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