Archive for May, 2011

Bank stocks rocketed out of the financial crisis in 2009, helping to ignite a bull market that has lasted more than two years. But in the past year, they have lagged the broader U.S. market. While the Standard & Poor’s 500- stock index has risen 15.6%, a widely watched measure of bank stocks, the KBW […]


In less than seven minutes, the Dow Jones industrial average fell 600 points and stocks lost $1 trillion in value. A year later, many investors may barely remember the “flash crash” of May 6, 2010, because it had little or no lasting impact on investments. Another reason: There hasn’t been a comparable plunge in the […]


What To Do Now

11May11

Every bull market has it’s dips, as does an economic recovery. The S & P 500 fell 14percent between April & August of 2010. Investors were worried about a European debt and a possible double-dip recession. But Since September 1st to now, the S & P 500 has rose 27 percent. There are seasonal factors, […]


At first it looked as if investors were relieved that Osama Bin Laden was dead. The Dow rose 65 points in the first minutes of trading. But it gave up the gains before the market closed. What will the impact of Bin Laden death be, if any? In the weeks to follow, traders will be […]