Year: 2015

U.S. stocks rebounded in October and managed to erase year-to-date losses. Markets remain mixed, but the S&P 500 Index just completed its fifth consecutive weekly gain. Year-to-date, the large cap index is ahead by 1%, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average is slightly negative. Meanwhile, fixed income returns have struggled…

Now is a good time to get started on some important year-end financial tasks. Wouldn’t you rather enjoy the holidays with family and friends than scramble to meet a December 31 deadline? Here’s a list of 10 smart money moves to consider—some that need to be addressed by December 31…

Equity markets continued moving higher last week and volatility moved lower according to the Volatility Index (VIX). While the recent uptrend looks impressive, technical conditions do not appear supportive of a sustained advance. In other words, based on the current technical setup, we reckon that negative outcomes will outnumber positives…

Leaving September in the rear view, U.S. stocks have now suffered a second consecutive negative month. Turning into the first month of the 4th quarter, stocks have managed to climb above correction territory. Year-to-date, the S&P 500 is down 5.2% following Friday’s close. With some trepidation, we continue to favor…