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2Q 2013 Market Review

“Don’t jump ship now. We may have reached an inflection point of low Treasury, mortgage and corporate yields in late April, but this is overdone. Will there be smooth sailing tomorrow? “Red sky at night, sailors delight?” Hardly. Will you be able to replicate annualized returns in bonds and stocks for the past 20–30 years? Hardly. Expect 3–5% for both. But sailors, don’t panic.”  Bill Gross – Bond King.

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Market Outlook 2013

"Of course there is a bubble in the bond market, but I don't think rates are going to go much higher...the Fed is blowing lots of air -- some say hot -- and constantly inflating the bubble." – King of Bond, Bill Gross.

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Market Review 2011 Q3

Here to summarize the market performance for 3Q 2011.  The table below illustrates the performance from 2011-01-03 to 2011-09-30 of various indices and funds by asset classes namely Bond, Equities (regional and single country), Commodities and Alternative Investment such as managed futures.

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Market Review 2012/04

The pace of US jobs creation slowed sharply in March.  According to Mohamed El-Erian, Chief Executive and Co-Investment Officer of PIMCO “...this narrative played out both in 2010 and 2011 but the implications would be even more consequential this time around.”

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Market Performance Review 1H 2008

From March 2007 to Jun 2008, as shown in Figure 1, there were three market rallies.

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