Archive for April 2011

Fed Wants to Keep Partying

The only place in the world where there is no inflation is at the Fed. That was the joke this week as the Central Bank reaffirmed its commitment to keeping interest rates low in spite of mounting evidence that inflation is on the rise. Like gold hitting a new high and staring cross eyed at…

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Q1 Earnings Ready to Take Flight

It was a quiet week for stocks, with the averages breaking a two-week win streak as rising crude pulled the market lower directly ahead of Q1 earnings season. For the week, the S&P 500 fell a marginal .3% to remain glued to the recent 2-year high. The market’s lackluster performance this week was largely a…

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Bumpy First Quarter Ends Green

Good things rarely come easy, and that’s exactly what just happened in the first quarter of 2011. Stocks were hot out of the gate in January and early February as momentum from late 2010 carried over into the New Year. But just as the market and investors were starting to feel really good, a number…

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