Weekly Market Wrap

I was telling my wife Janet yesterday that this Friday would be the real tale of the tape about a stock market rally. If the markets ended up on Friday, it would be a positive sign of investor confidence and we could be onto something. If they ended down, investors still aren't convinced that we're out of the woods just yet.

While this past week brought some good news regarding new home sales, consumer spending and corporate earnings, rising unemployment news still has many investors too nervous to remain in the markets. So, it looks like we'll have to see what next week brings.

Now Go Out and Buy Some Company Stock
Source: ajc.com|Mike Luckovich

In the meantime, knowing that a picture (or cartoon) is worth a thousand words, I thought I would post a linkfest to some of the very best financial editorial cartoons that I found this past week.

Gary Varvel - The Indianapolis Star

Jim Morin - The Miami Herald

Clay Bennett - Chattanooga Times Free Press

Steve Breen - San Diego Union-Tribune

David Horsey - Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Don Asmussen - San Francisco Chronicle

Enjoy the weekend!


Guzzo said...

From a financial planner's point of view, just to put things in better perspective concerning market-timing.

Behavior Gap - What Will the Market Do Next?

Atlas@mymoneyshrugged said...

Love the cartoons! Looks like even with the unemployment numbers of today 4/1, the market is starting to gain some momentum, lets keep our fingers crossed