Archive for April, 2011

Lessons From Q1


The first quarter reminded Investors that a rally in the stock market can easily turn into volatility that sends prices lower. The S & P 500 rose 7 percent from January 1st to February 18th. It then fell 6 percent through March 16th before recovering and ending the quarter with a 6 percent gain. Here’s […]

Quarterly Market Outlook The first quarter of 2011 proved to be very eventful with the market trading on news headlines.  We had the unrest in Egypt and Libya, ongoing disruption with the European credit crisis, the disastrous earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit Japan, followed by concerns of radiation leaks from their nuclear reactors.   […]

Office vacancies in the U.S. dropped for the first time in more than three years in the most recent quarter and rents climbed, signaling the market is beginning a recovery as the economy improves. The national vacancy rate fell to 17.5 percent in the first quarter from 17.6 percent in the previous three months, Reis […]