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Heads Up!

The fact that the market made up its nearly 6% January swoon in the absence of a clear catalyst... Read More

The “Heat Map”

Most of the time the U.S. stock market looks to 3 factors (call them the “pillars” that support the... Read More

The Economy

Economic data released last week was mostly negative.  Housing sales and housing starts both fell in January.  Economic activity... Read More

The Numbers

Last week, U.S. Stocks, Foreign Stocks and Bonds all increased. Returns through 2-28-2014                                             1-week        Y-T-D       1-Year      3-Year     5-Year     10-Year... Read More

“Your Financial Choices”

 “Your Financial Choices” The show airs on WDIY Wednesday evenings, from 6-7 p.m. The show is hosted by Valley... Read More

Motivational Quote of the Week

“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.”  – Walt Disney Visit www.theweeklycommentary.com for more... Read More

Personal Notes

It’s a tough time of the year for sports.  Olympics are over.  It’s too early for golf.  Baseball starts... Read More

The Markets This Week

The big question for investors on the sidelines over the past two years has been: Am I late to... Read More

Heads Up!

The IRS is at it again.  The IRS changed the format for 1099’s (investment account transactions) and many 1099... Read More

The “Heat Map”

Most of the time the U.S. stock market looks to 3 factors (call them the “pillars” that support the... Read More

The Economy

Economic data indicates a slowdown of activity. Especially hard hit:  retail sales activity including Auto sales.  Leaders within many... Read More