Monthly Portfolio Analysis (January 30, 2016)

Faithful blog readers may be wondering why I posted so little this month. Many readers may know that I am also a commercial pilot. I recently was offered the opportunity to assist our local community college in establishing an FAA-approved Part 141 flight school. This has been a monumental task and has commanded virtually all…

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Weekend Portfolio Analysis (July 25, 2015)

Market Conditions The market giveth and the market taketh away. Last week the market posted solid gains, up 46.77 points (or 2.25%). This week the market gave it all back with the S&P 500 Index ($SPX) opening Monday at 2126.85 and closing Friday at 2079.65, down 47.2 or 2.22%. The yo-yo action has been the…

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Weekend Portfolio Analysis (July 18, 2015)

Market Conditions The major indexes posted solid gains this week as a result of both global events and higher-than-expected earnings results. Overseas, Greece capitulated and agreed to the austerity program offered by its creditors. In China, the stock market has pulled out of a three-week tailspin and their markets rebounded this week. The Nasdaq Composite…

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Weekend Portfolio Analysis (May 23, 2015)

Market Conditions It was a pretty quiet week in the markets leading into the Memorial Day Weekend. The S&P 500 remained range-bound opening on Monday at 2122.73 and closing Friday at 2126.06, up 3.33 points or 0.2%. On Wednesday, the FOMC released the meeting minutes revealing that some participants believe that the weakness observed in…

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Weekend Portfolio Analysis (April 25, 2015)

Market Conditions The markets were strong this week with both the S&P 500 (SPX) and Nasdaq Composite (COMP) hitting new all-time highs. The SPX opened Monday at 2084.11 and closed on Friday at 2117.69, up 33.58 or 1.6%. Volume was mixed on the NYSE, but quite a bit stronger on the Nasdaq towards the end of the week. All of the major…

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