Inside This Weeks Market News for March 5, 2012

Last week, the Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke gave his semi-annual testimony in front of the House Financial Services Committee. He provided his view of the economy, the labor market and housing marketing, essentially providing the same message we have heard before — conditions remain sluggish, uneven and fragile. However, the biggest news was that he [...]

Inside This Week’s Market News for Week of February 20, 2012

The economic news last week was better than expected. Housing starts were stronger than expected, while both the New York Empire State Index and the Philadelphia Fed Index reported encouraging news on manufacturing. Also a positive was the Weekly Initial Jobless Claims report that fell by 13,000 in the latest week to 348,000. To cap [...]

Inside This Week’s Market News for Week of February 6, 2012

This week only two economic reports are scheduled to be released: Jobless Claims on Thursday and Consumer Sentiment Index (UoM) on Friday.  In addition to these two reports the Treasury will sell a total of $72 Billion in Notes and Bonds this week. If last week is any indication of the trend continuing in market [...]

Inside This Week’s Market News for Week of January 30, 2012

  This past Wednesday we heard the message regarding interest rates come directly from Federal Reserve Chairman, Ben S. Bernanke at a news conference in Washington (see video). Listening to his message tells us the Fed thinks the economy will just trudge along, and accommodative monetary policy will be required to keep the economy growing [...]