Market Week: October 29, 2012

The Markets : Despite good economic news, particularly from the housing market, disappointing corporate earnings continued to contribute to strong downdrafts last week as any halting attempts at a rally generally…

October 29, 2012

October 2012

Investment planning at the end of 2012 revisits issues that have complicated the planning process for the last two years--tax cut extensions and spending cuts designed to reduce the U.S.…

October 25, 2012

Market Week: October 22, 2012

The Markets : Despite a relatively strong start to the week, weak earnings reports took the wind out of the sails of domestic equities. The Dow lost 205 points on Friday--coincidentally,…

October 22, 2012

Market Week: October 15, 2012

The Markets : Equities took a 2%-plus hit last week. Whether it was caused by profit-taking, a gloomy forecast from the International Monetary Fund, reaction to initial third-quarter earnings reports, or…

October 15, 2012

Market Week: October 8, 2012

The Markets : Encouraging manufacturing and employment data helped the Dow hit a level less than 4% below its pre-2008 high, while the S&P 500 was roughly 6.5% away from achieving…

October 8, 2012

Market Week: October 1, 2012

The Markets : As investors reviewed mixed U.S. economic data and waited for news on Spain's financial stability, equities fell for the second straight week. The anxiety helped boost U.S. Treasury…

October 1, 2012