Vacations Over: Stock Market Takes a Nose Dive

Stocks and bonds tumbled worldwide this week, as investors reacted to stretched valuations and the ongoing fear of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s “tapering.” As early as September, the Fed may reduce its $85 billion monthly rate of ...

Market Commentary: Summer is Over

The jubilation following recent monetary easing by the world’s central bankers sputtered this week as investors grappled with relatively harsh news on the economic front. The S&P 500 index, after hitting a five-year high Sept. 14, has ...

Market Commentary: Markets Pull a 180 This Week

Following last week’s five consecutive daily declines, stocks reversed course this week and produced four consecutive daily increases through Thursday, highlighted by a 1.6% rally on Monday, the second largest daily increase this year. The ...

How Do I Buy Facebook Shares?

If you can figure this out, let me know. It’s not even sure that it is a good investment. A great many things can occur when Facebook’s Initial Public Offering (IPO) becomes available.