The Oarsman Outlook: October 2012

Nearly all categories of financial investments produced solid returns in the July-September quarter.  Domestic large-company benchmarks gained more than 5%; overseas markets were mixed, with strong gains in Europe, and smaller gains and even a few losses on...

The Oarsman Outlook: July 2012

Following six months of strong gains, stocks posted moderate losses during the April-June period.  Domestic ‘blue chip’ benchmarks fell less than 5%, though small-company stocks, as a group, as well as most overseas markets fared somewhat worse.  The prices of most...

The Oarsman Outlook: April 2012

Nearly all categories of financial investments posted strong gains during the January-March quarter.  Major U.S. stock benchmarks rose more than 10% for a second-consecutive quarter, finishing the period more than 25% above early-October lows.  Overseas stock markets,...