Posts tagged ‘S&P 500’

From the Desk of Risk: What Would Mideast Conflict Mean for Markets?



Let me set the stage. The price of oil is up over 7.5% in the past month.  We’re looking at the beginning of the end of quantitative easing in the United States and the consequent rise of interest rates. Escalating mortgage rates could frighten potential homeowners back into renting.  We have a…

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The U.S. and a Focus on Fundamentals…at Least for a While.



The recent all-time highs for several U.S. equity indices are evidence that markets have finally managed to put the dreary politics of the last couple of years in the rear-view mirror and renew focus on the fundamental strengths of U.S. businesses. Hopefully the upcoming debate over the debt…

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