Tag Archives: ECB

Industrial Production, Retail, and Inflation

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through January 13th US Stocks ended the week at new record highs driven by high expectations for 4Q earnings season. The S&P 500 rose 1.6% and the Dow climbed 2% for the week. Abroad, … Continue reading

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US Auto Sales Dipped in May

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through June 4th Stocks were little changed for the week on the weak May jobs report. The S&P 500 was flat and the Dow fell 0.4% for the week.  Internationally, Europe sank 2.4% and … Continue reading

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US Employment Continued to Show Solid Improvement

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through December 5th US stocks surged to end the week little changed after a strong jobs report. The S&P 500 was flat while the Dow gained 0.3% for the week. Internationally, Japan fell 1.9% … Continue reading

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US Dollar Hit 13 Year High

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through November 28th US markets were mostly flat on the holiday shortened week. The S&P 500 and Dow eased 0.1% for the week. Abroad for the week, Japan edged up 0.1% and Europe rose … Continue reading

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New Housing Starts up 20.2% in April; Highest Level Since 2007

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through May 23rd US Stocks rose slightly for the week on the Fed statement along with the ECB moving their bond buying forward. The S&P 500 rose 0.2% while the Dow fell 0.2% for … Continue reading

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US Stocks Slid for Third Straight Week

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through March 14th US Stocks slid for the third straight week on concerns over future corporate earnings due to the spike in the dollar.  The S&P 500 sank 0.9% and the Dow dropped 0.6%.  … Continue reading

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January’s Unemployment Report Topped Expectations

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through February 7th US stocks rose over the week on stabilizing oil prices and improved corporate results. The S&P 500 rose 3.0% and the Dow gained 3.8%. Internationally, Europe was up 1.7%, but Japan … Continue reading

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