Category Archives: Mini Updates

EBRI Retirement Report Released- Retirees Need To Invest And Save More

In a Retirement Confidence Survey  released today by the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI), findings show that retirees are not confident about the amount of money they are saving for retirement, despite a more positive outlook on the economy. Among … Continue reading

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Most Valuable Company Goes To… Exxon!

As Apple continues to disappoint investors, Exxon was able to once again clench Most Valuable Company, a title it held onto for 6 years before Apple came into the picture. An article from Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer, details the … Continue reading

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In case you missed it: The last-minute Fiscal Cliff deal passed by Senate

U.S. Senate passes a last-minute bill to avoid the fall over the Fiscal Cliff On New Years Day, the U.S. Senate was able to pass a bill (89:9) that could potentially prevent the U.S. from experiencing a large economic hit, … Continue reading

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Warning Bells ‘A’ Ringing

On top of all the bad news from Europe, we find out that JP Morgan’s announcement that it got its butt handed to it with over $2 billion in trading losses is eerily reminiscent of what happened about 6 months … Continue reading

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Same Old Story

3 things to watch: 1. Jobless claims up again 2. Retail sales slump 3. Is QE3 preparations underway Well it’s the same old story…we get one step up on some good news only to beaten back two. The jobless numbers … Continue reading

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Opportunities In Out-of-Favor Bonds

I wanted to share this great article I came across in Fidelity Viewpoints from November 2nd with you. I think you will find the article very timely.

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Market Brief

The market is fluttering, on the verge of either breaking out on the upside or staying in the trading range and heading back to the bottom of the channel. Whether the current “rebound” rally has legs depends on

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Critical Market Update – The Market Breaks Key Support

News from Europe continues to dominate the short term trading trends here. Good news from Europe drives stocks higher seems only to be followed by wave after wave of bad news sending stocks lower. News out this morning that Greek … Continue reading

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Market Update – Bernanke Sings

Ben Bernanke did not apply another round of stimulus or a QE3 (another Quantitative Easing program) as many had expected or more likely hoped. His non-action on more stimulus is a good thing right now and will ultimately soothe investors … Continue reading

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Stocks Hanging by a Thread! -All eyes on Jackson Hole

There is no doubt that the Federal Reserve’s stimulus programs known as, QE1, QE2 and QE-Mini Me have kept the nation alive and kicking. Many have felt, I being one, that Bernanke will announce a brand spanking new such plan … Continue reading

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