Market Update 4/27/20

Despite a rally on Friday (4/24), the string of back-to-back weeks of gains for the major stock market indexes ended last week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1.9%, the S&P 500 Index slipped 1.3%, and the NASDAQ Composite gave back just 0.2%. The Russell...
“This too shall pass”

“This too shall pass”

“She broke what?!” I exclaimed. It was two summers ago, and I was trying to find out what had happened to my mother, who was 96 at the time, from a harried health-care aide who was phoning me while trying to assist a 911 crew moving Mom to the ambulance. Mom had...

Market Update 4/20/20

Most of the major stock market indexes finished the week with what has been rare of late—back-to-back weeks of gains. The Dow Jones Industrial Average grew 2.2%, the S&P 500 Index rose 2.9%, and the NASDAQ Composite rallied 6.1%. The Russell 2000...
Is the investment sky clearing?

Is the investment sky clearing?

When I was a kid, it seemed that Good Friday afternoon was always the same. The spring sunshine of the morning would be transformed into a cloudy afternoon. This Good Friday was no exception. Yet, as I sat looking out from my backyard deck on Friday afternoon, a small...

Market Update 4/13/20

The major stock market indexes finished substantially higher last week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 12.7%, the S&P 500 Index rose 12.1%, the NASDAQ Composite rallied 10.6%, and the Russell 2000 small-capitalization index bested all of the other indexes...