Divergence betweeen U.S. and Emerging Stock Markets

Posted by Mark Pettinga

The early year to date 2011 results for the U.S. stock market outpaces its overseas counterparts by a significant amount.  The S&P 500 is up approximately 6.5% through February 18, 2011.  Emerging market mutual funds are down approximately 3 – 4% for the same short … Read More »


Geopolitical Uncertainties Restrain Markets.

Posted by Mark Pettinga

Stock markets have enough challenges under “normal” economic conditions.  Needless to say, we have experienced challenging economic conditions for the past ten years.  The tech stock market bubble, the housing bubble, and the Great Recession have left stock market investors with little cheer during the … Read More »