October 27, 2014

It's been a crazy couple of weeks in the market, but we feel you should stay the course. It's healthy to see the market have a pullback somewhere between 7% and 10% before we can go the next leg up. Isn't it interesting, last week on Wednesday, we had a pullback that amounted to 7% to 8%.

October 9, 2014

October is here and we've seen extreme volatility this month, but please don't let it alarm you. We anticipated some type of pull back before we could actually head higher. I still feel fairly confident that we can see the Dow close at 18,000 by year-end, but before we get to that level we're going to have to see some type of pull back; perhaps a 5 - 7% correction. It may very well be here. The next week will tell us. October is typically a very volatile month. Volatility is back; the VIX is up several points in the last two to three weeks and we think we'll see continued volatility through the month of October. November and December look good to finish up the year.

September 17, 2014

Regarding the Feds message today, it looks like the Federal Reserve is going to continue to support the markets. Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen maintained her dovish stance and avoided upsetting markets with any surprises. We feel October maybe a very good month for the market.

September 9, 2014

Ronald Sloy, CFP in Portland Oregon provides his weekly commentary of the market. September has been a little volatile to say the least, we expect it to continue for the rest of the month. The good news is, it looks like the end of the year we'll end up higher than where we are today. For those who own Apple stock, Apple had quite an announcement today, two new phones (iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus), and a new iWatch. We look for big things from Apple in 2015 and 2016. We believe the stock will head higher over the next six to twelve months.

September 4, 2014

Ronald Joseph, CFP located in Portland, OR provides a market recap on September 1, 2014. In summary it was an incredible summer. The S & P 500 for the first time is over 2,000, the Dow Jones over is over 17,000. Apple is at an all-time high of $716.00/per share.