By Sam Taylor | July 12, 2013
The stock market proved an old adage last month as investors reacted negatively to Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke’s recent comments regarding the central bank’s monetary policy in response to an improving economy.  Go figure - the economy is finally showing signs of life and investors sell.   ...
By Sam Taylor | April 4, 2013
Capital markets pressed relentlessly forward during the first quarter of 2013 as the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average both set record highs.  Stocks continued to climb a wall of worry, recouping all the losses incurred during the financial crisis which began in October, 2007.  This ...
By Sam Taylor | January 12, 2013
The biggest news during the fourth quarter of 2012 was certainly the November elections, which resulted in no fundamental change in the status quo as President Obama was re-elected, the Democrats retained control of the Senate and the Republicans kept the House.  The partisan gridlock our nation...
By Sam Taylor | October 9, 2012
The Federal Reserve announced on September 13 it would once again (surprise, surprise) engage in another round of quantitative easing in an effort to stimulate the economy. This time they will buy $40 billion per month of mortgage-backed securities and continue to maintain their Operation Twist ...
By Sam Taylor | July 11, 2012
The European sovereign debt crisis dominated the second quarter of 2012, much as it did the first quarter.  Only this time, the results were not so pleasant.   In the first quarter, markets celebrated yet another agreement negotiated with Greece resulting in the largest sovereign debt...
By Sam Taylor | April 10, 2012
The first quarter of 2012 demonstrated that the market truly cares more about economic fundamentals and earnings than just about anything else.  In spite of the media’s attempt to spoon-feed consumers its best-selling commodity (sensationalism), the market instead focused on our sobering economic...

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