Market Week: May 31, 2011

The Markets : The small-cap Russell 2000 was the only positive note in domestic equities' fourth straight week of wilting. Low trading volumes suggested that traders headed for the beaches early,…

May 31, 2011

May 2011

There's been much debate in investing circles over the last year about whether inflation or deflation represents a more likely threat to the future of the U.S. economy. With a…

May 25, 2011

Market Week: May 23, 2011

The Markets : Domestic equities continued their slow-motion, shallow decline for the third straight week as economic data suggested the recovery might be slowing. The S&P 500 has lost just over…

May 23, 2011

Market Week: May 16, 2011

The Markets : An up and down week in the equity markets ended with a selloff on Friday. Nasdaq finished down 1.2% for the day, while the Dow and S&P 500…

May 16, 2011

Market Week: May 9, 2011

The Markets : A higher than expected jobs creation figure couldn't entirely rescue domestic equities from the slump they experienced earlier in the week. On the one-year anniversary of last year's…

May 9, 2011

Market Week: May 2, 2011

The Markets Onward and upward: In a week of tornado carnage and wedding bliss, domestic equities reached new year-to-date highs. The Dow hit a level not seen since May 2008,…

May 2, 2011