The Oarsman Outlook: October 2015

Amid worries of a weakening global economy and renewed uncertainty regarding Federal Reserve interest-rate policy, most categories of investments recorded negative returns during the July-September period. Large-company U.S. stock indices slumped by around 7%, while...

The Oarsman Outlook: July 2015

Most categories of financial investments turned in flat results for the April-June period.  Global stocks were solidly in the black until the quarter’s last two trading days, when unsettling news from Greece, China and Puerto Rico resulted in a sharp, synchronized...

The Oarsman Outlook – April 2015

The January-March quarter saw additional, though subdued, gains for most financial investments. In the U.S., the large-company S&P 500 Index gained just under 1%, while the small-cap Russell 2000 index rose 4%. Non-U.S. stock results were positive, on balance,...

The Oarsman Outlook – January 2015

The final three months of 2014 followed a familiar pattern: U.S. stocks recorded substantial gains (the S&P 500 Index gained almost 5%; the small-cap Russell 2000 was up twice that), while most other investment categories lagged. Pockets of strength included Real...