By Sam Taylor | July 10, 2010
Oil and fear everywhere!  What is an investor to do?  It’s amazing how many significant events can be squeezed into a brief 90-day window. It’s also amazing to see how quickly investor sentiment can change. As the second quarter started the market was in the midst of a powerful recovery, up...
By Sam Taylor | April 10, 2010
Economic Summary  The economy is showing signs of life although the recovery will be painfully slow as we try to overcome the deepest, longest recession since the Great Depression. Final estimate of 4th quarter GDP (released on March 26, 2010) was an annual rate of 5.6%, up from 2.2% in 3Q-2009...
By Sam Taylor | January 6, 2010
By now you've probably seen countless headlines and news reports, proclaiming that stock investors lost money this past decade. Stories herald the fact that this is the first decade, since data began in 1926, in which the S&P 500 Index produced a negative return.  Although it may be the first...
By Sam Taylor | October 13, 2009
Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.  - Thomas Jefferson  It's hard to believe that almost a year ago we were living through a period of major market turbulence, watching the Dow Jones Industrial Average drop 777...
By Sam Taylor | July 10, 2009
Economy During the second quarter, the economy showed marginal signs of improvement; however, gains in the stock market were tempered over the last few weeks of the quarter by lingering fears of a slowing recovery. It is still too early to say whether Bernanke’s "green shoots" are bearing fruit...

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