Weekly Commentary

  • Heads Up!

    On one hand, stock prices are being supported by strong business profits and consumer spending. On the other hand, stock prices are being hindered by Congress’s lack of progress on...

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  • Update – Washington

    The U.S. stock market has jumped since the November 8th election. We identified 4 initiatives on which the U.S. stock market is speculating to be successfully accomplished early in the...

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  • The “Heat Map”

    Most of the time, the U.S. stock market looks to 3 factors (call them the “pillars” which support the stock market) to support its upward trend – let’s grade each...

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  • The Numbers

    Last week, Foreign Stocks and Bonds increased but U.S. Stocks declined. During the last 12 months, STOCKS outperformed BONDS. Returns through 5-12-2017                                            1-week        Y-T-D        1-Year       3-Year    ...

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  • “Your Financial Choices”

    The show airs on WDIY Wednesday evenings, from 6-7 p.m. The show is hosted by Valley National’s Laurie Siebert CPA, CFP®, AEP®.  This week Laurie will discuss: Selling a principal residence...

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  • Motivational Quote of the Week

    “Wake up with determination. Go to bed with satisfaction.” – Unknown Visit www.theweeklycommentary.com for more posts in this category. DISCLOSURES...

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  • The Markets This Week

    If a scandal breaks out in Washington, and the market doesn’t react, did it really happen? The scandal, of course, was the abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey last week,...

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  • Heads Up!

    NOTE: This article is repeated from 2-13-2017 to emphasize the important shift of stock market sentiment. Why are we so closely monitoring political moves in Washington? Because staff serving on Congressional...

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  • Update – Washington

    The U.S. stock market has jumped since the November 8th election.  We identified 4 initiatives on which the U.S. stock market is speculating to be successfully accomplished early in the...

    read more
  • The “Heat Map”

    Most of the time, the U.S. stock market looks to 3 factors (call them the “pillars” which support the stock market) to support its upward trend – let’s grade each...

    read more

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