The Oarsman Outlook: October 2013

The July-September period saw strong performance by nearly all categories of financial investments, adding to already-solid year-to-date returns.  Domestic large-company stocks rose more than 5%, on average, while those of smaller U.S. firms gained almost twice as...

The Oarsman Outlook: July 2013

Continuing an advance dating from last November, U.S. stocks added another modest gain during the April-June quarter, capping their best first-half calendar year since 1999.  However, most other categories of financial investments encountered significant volatility...

The Oarsman Outlook: April 2013

Most categories of financial investments produced solid gains during the January-March period.  Domestic large-company stock benchmarks posted three-month returns of around +10%; overseas results were much more subdued (with the exception of Japanese stocks, which...

The Oarsman Outlook: January 2013

The final three months of 2012 saw mixed results from the financial markets (although full-year returns were strong across nearly all asset categories).  In the fourth quarter, domestic large-company stocks declined marginally, while smaller-company stocks and most...