Market Commentary

Why the Sell-off?

February 12, 2010

The S&P 500 has now declined over 7% from the recent peak on January 19th. This drop has come despite a round of corporate earnings that were largely ahead of [...]

Buy and Hold Works!

December 11, 2009

Following a rare decade in which bonds outperformed stocks, many of the talking heads are declaring dead the tried-and-true strategy of buying quality companies and holding [...]

It Can Go Higher

November 18, 2009

Do you remember what you were thinking during the depths of the market decline? On March 9, 2009, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 6,547 – down nearly 54% [...]

Damned If You Do

October 28, 2009

Markets began the week nervous about a large supply of US Treasuries to be auctioned. The main worry was of higher rates if demand for the new debt proved thin. With so much [...]