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...

2021 Second Quarter Review/Outlook

Market Data for the quarter ended June 30, 2021: S&P 500 Stock Index: 4297, up 8.2% Ten-year Treasury Note Yield: 1.44%, down .31% Gold: $1,771 per ounce, up 3.7% Oil: $74 per barrel, up 24.6% Stocks put in another impressive quarter of gains in the second quarter...

2021 First Quarter Review/Outlook

Market Data for the quarter ended March 31, 2021: S&P 500 Stock Index: 3973, up 5.8% Ten-year Treasury Note Yield: 1.75%, up 0.83% Gold: $1,708 per ounce, down 10.0% Oil: $59 per barrel, up 20.4% Stocks and industrial commodities, such as copper and oil, continued...

2020 Forth Quarter Review/Outlook

Market Data for year-end 2020: S&P 500 Stock Index: 3756, up 16.2% Ten-year Treasury Note Yield: 0.92%, down 1.00% Gold: $1,898 per ounce, up 24.6% Oil: $49 per barrel, down 20.5% Financial assets advanced powerfully across the board in 2020, as the Covid-19...