2013 Surprised Everyone To The Upside.

Posted by Mark Pettinga

For the financial markets, the word of the year now drawing to a close has to be “taper,” which, as you’re no doubt tired of hearing, refers to the reduction of the Federal Reserve’s bond-buying program. Whether they called it QE, for quantitative easing, or … Read More »


Markets Move Higher…and Higher.

Posted by Mark Pettinga

Though prices closed off highs, stocks rose 0.1% in a shortened trading week. Many pros are looking—maybe hoping—for a sizable stock-market pullback before year end, even a minor one, but that’s increasingly looking like a low-probability event against the powerful upward inertia seen all year. … Read More »