Market Overview: Stocks and Bonds

Market Overview¬† Stocks   2013 was a good year for stocks with returns and below average drawdowns. Investors who hid out in gold lost 28%, while gold stocks lost a whopping 55% on average. So much for the sanctuary of precious metals.   American consumers in 2013 were more upbeat than at any time in the previous six years as views on the economy and the buying climate improved. An improved job market, higher stock prices and rising home values lifted sentiment. The good news is that unemployment continues to decline. This indicator alone tends to stimulate the economic outlook. Continue reading Market Overview: Stocks and Bonds