Weekend Portfolio Analysis (October 17, 2015)

Market Conditions The major indexes ended mixed for the week, with the large-cap stocks managing to build on their strong gains from the previous week, while the small-cap Russell 2000 struggled. Monday’s trading volume was the second-slowest full trading day of the year. Trading volumes and price movements did pick up later in the week…

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Weekend Portfolio Analysis (October 10, 2015)

Market Conditions The market enjoyed an upbeat week continuing the rally that started the previous Friday. This was predicated on the belief that a disappointing September Non-Farm Payrolls report would prevent the Federal Reserve from raising rates at the October meeting. On Thursday, the Fed released its September FOMC minutes, which revealed that only one…

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Weekend Portfolio Analysis (October 3, 2015)

Market Conditions Volatile conditions persisted in the markets this week with markets moving sharply lower on Monday as the S&P 500 Index dropped to within 12 points of the low set on August 24th. The market rallied for the remainder of the week, but not without significant intraday swings. On Friday, after a very disappointing…

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