The Most Important Prong

The Most Important Prong

OVERVIEW The U.S. stock market rallied last week as the major indices posted gains of more than three percent. Volatility, as measured by the VIX Index, is up relative to the start of the year, but it did pull back a bit last week as the stock market bounced off its...
Neither a Borrower Nor a Lender Be

Neither a Borrower Nor a Lender Be

OVERVIEW U.S. stocks hit a rough patch last week, as the S&P 500 fell a little over one percent. The most severe declines were centered around small-cap and value stocks, which fell about 2.24 and 1.31 percent, respectfully. Emerging market stocks brought up the...
A Little too Quiet?

A Little too Quiet?

OVERVIEW U.S. stocks rose yet again last week, with the S&P 500 rising 1.97 percent. This gain was roughly on par with the Dow, which rose 1.82 percent. The Nasdaq, however, outpaced both indices, rising 2.29 percent. International stocks lagged behind the U.S....
Rounding the CAPE

Rounding the CAPE

OVERVIEW U.S. stocks notched another week of gains, as the S&P 500 Index rose 0.94 percent. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lagged behind the broader market, gaining about 0.66 percent, whereas the Nasdaq Composite shot ahead and gained 1.75 percent. Emerging...
Mo’ Money, Mo’ Party

Mo’ Money, Mo’ Party

OVERVIEW U.S. stocks were mixed last week, with the S&P 500 dropping 0.16 percent and the Nasdaq Composite rising 0.16 percent. On the international front, emerging market stocks once again outperformed the developed world, gaining about half a percent for the...