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Europe’s Big Bet

Weekly Market Commentary 3.10.2014 Bond yields have fallen this year, but they began to rebound in the United States in the latest week as the glass-half-empty bond market realized the all-time high stock market may have it right. But this was not the case in most of Europe. The ongoing decline in European government bond […]

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Stock’s Sweet Sixteen

Stock’s Sweet Sixteen

Weekly Market Commentary 03.19.2012 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 over 20 years — since the period ending September 1, 1989! […]

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European Upgrade

European Upgrade

Weekly Market Commentary 01.17.2012 On Friday, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, one of the three major U.S. ratings agencies, downgraded France and Austria from AAA to AA+ and downgraded seven others (Malta, Slovakia and Slovenia by one notch and Italy, Spain, Portugal and Cyprus by two notches). The downgrades contributed to the second down day […]

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A European Christmas Carol

A European Christmas Carol

Weekly Market Commentary 12.05.2011 Last week, the stock market had the best week since the week ending March 13, 2009, which marked the beginning of the rebound from the long 2007 – 2009 bear market. The S&P 500 Index regained 7.4% last week after a similarly steep slide in the prior week and a half. […]

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