Category Archives: Market Update

Market Update – 10/17/2014

We had quite a volatile week and even with what seemed like an “end of the world” sell off the S&P 500 regained much of the ground it lost.

As you can see below, the market found support at the blue trend line and bounce back up.

 

SP500 10.17.14

 

What will happen next week and for the rest of the year, no one knows, but if we get continued weakness portfolios will be adjusted to protect capital.

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Jerry Broussard

 

“The Big Picture” – August 2014

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Last month was a down month for the stock market, however, we bounce back nicely in the month of August.

This is why I made this comment at the end of  July…

“July was a tough time for the stock markets with pretty much everything down except for bonds. But, don’t push the panic button just yet.”

As has been the routine last year or so, the market had a small pullback and bounce up sharply to new all time highs!

Will it continue?

I doubt it!  Because markets don’t go in only one direction and we have been climbing for quite a while without a correction.

But, as I said last month… Don’t push the panic button just yet, because the market can continue upward for quite a while before we get that drop everyone is expecting. By being tactical you can make adjustments when they are warranted.

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“The Big Picture” – May 2014

I am starting a new monthly feature of cajunmoney.com called “The Big Picture“.

I will be offering my market and economic thoughts through a video update rather than a lengthy blog post.

Stock Market Update – 5/15/2014

Copyright (c) 123RF Stock Photos

Copyright (c) 123RF Stock Photos

The more things change the more things stay the same

Today was another tough day on Wall Street, with the markets dropping right at 1%.

On days like this it is wise to follow facts and not the talking heads on TV.

Stock Market Update – 4/14/2014

FrustrationStock Market Update shows that Volatility is back

Since the beginning of the year we have seen the market move up and down quite a bit more than it has in the last couple of years. In a normal market up trend you will have some ups and downs, but the ups far out way the downs and we move higher. But, this is not happening this year. We were down in January, up in February, up a little in March and down quite a bit in April, with the net result of going virtually no where.