Market Week: August 29, 2016

The Markets (as of market close August 26, 2016) As the "dog days" of summer drag on, trading continues to be relatively light. Oil prices fell at the beginning of last…

August 29, 2016

Market Week: August 22, 2016

The Markets (as of market close August 19, 2016)  By the close of last Monday, the Dow, S&P 500, and Nasdaq each had reached record highs for the second time in…

August 23, 2016

Market Week: August 15, 2016

The Markets (as of market close August 12, 2016) Talk of a possible cut in oil production following news of an informal meeting of OPEC next month sent energy stocks…

August 16, 2016

August 2016

In 1981, the Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Shiller published a groundbreaking study that contradicted a prevailing theory that markets are always efficient. If they were, stock prices would generally mirror…

August 8, 2016

Market Week: August 8, 2016

The Markets (as of market close August 5, 2016) Oil prices continued to fall early last week, sending large-cap indexes lower. As the week progressed, oil prices gained some momentum,…

August 8, 2016

Market Week: August 1, 2016

The Markets (as of market close July 29, 2016) The large-cap indexes cooled off a bit last week, particularly influenced by a somewhat disappointing GDP growth rate for the second…

August 1, 2016