Dow, NASDAQ Reach “Correction” Territory

Anyone who has been watching the news lately knows that the markets have had a really rough week. Tonight, when you turn on the news, you might hear people mention the word “correction” in reference to what’s happened in the market lately. Sometimes the financial news media can tend to sensationalize negative market news because […]

Sluggish Summer Continues

A combination of factors has led to a sluggish stock market so far this summer. Concerns about Greece gave way to concerns about volatility in the Chinese stock market. And while all of this was going on, the price of oil began to plummet again, getting close to the lows it reached earlier this year. […]

March: In Like a Lamb, Out Like a Yo-Yo

Across all the major market indices for March, we saw a lot of volatility from one day to the next. The S&P 500 was down about 2% for the month, although it rallied a little bit into the end of March from some of its mid-Month lows. There was a mixture of strong and weak […]

Markets Experience Cold Start to 2015

The S&P 500 was down almost 3% in January as a variety of negative factors dominated headlines throughout the month. The month began with concerns about Greek elections and falling oil, and neither of those concerns really abated as the month progressed. The January 25th Greek elections, won by a leftist party that is opposed […]

December Volatility — All About that Basin

The markets closed out 2014 with a seesaw of volatility, much like we saw in October — and might be faced with again throughout 2015. The S&P 500 was down only a fraction of 1% for the month, but was down over 4.6% at one point in mid-December before rallying into the end of the […]