2022 Fourth Quarter Review/Outlook

 Market Data for year-end 2022: S&P 500 Stock Index: 3840, down 19.4% Ten-year Treasury Note Yield: 3.88%, up 2.37% Gold: $1,824 per ounce, down 0.3% Oil: $80 per barrel, up 6.7% Both stocks and bonds suffered significant losses in 2022, as persistent inflationary...

2022 Third Quarter Review/Outlook

 Market Data for the quarter ended September 30, 2022: S&P 500 Stock Index: 3586, down 5.26% Ten-year Treasury Note Yield: 3.80%, up .83% Gold: $1,672 per ounce, down 7.3% Oil: $79 per barrel, down 25% After surging in July off significantly “oversold” price and...

2022 Second Quarter Review/Outlook

Market Data for the quarter ended June 30, 2022: S&P 500 Stock Index: 3785, down 16.5% Ten-year Treasury Note Yield: 2.97%, up .64% Gold: $1,804 per ounce, down 7.4% Oil: $106 per barrel, up 6% US stocks and bonds suffered heavy losses in the second quarter of...

2022 First Quarter Review/Outlook

 Market Data for the quarter ended March 31, 2022: S&P 500 Stock Index: 4530, down 4.95% Ten-year Treasury Note Yield: 2.33%, up 0.82% Gold: $1,949 per ounce, up 6.6% Oil: $100 per barrel, up 33% Stocks and bonds declined, while commodities rose in the first...

2021 Fourth Quarter Review/Outlook

 Market Data for year-end 2021: S&P 500 Stock Index: 4766, up 26.9% Ten-year Treasury Note Yield: 1.51%, up 0.59% Gold: $1,829 per ounce, down 3.6% Oil: $75 per barrel, up 53% Risk assets, such as stocks and commodities, surged in 2021 as the combination of...

2021 Third Quarter Review/Outlook

 Market Data for the quarter ended September 30, 2021: S&P 500 Stock Index: 4308, up 0.2% Ten-year Treasury Note Yield: 1.53%, up .09% Gold: $1,753 per ounce, down 1.0% Oil: $75 per barrel, up 2.1% US stocks eked out a slight gain in the third quarter, as their...