logo
g
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
Romance Movies
Creativity
Family Travel
Southwest USA
Irish Culture
Home Finance
Comedy Movies


dailyclick
All times in EST

Low Carb: 8:00 PM

Full Schedule
g
g Investing Site

BellaOnline's Investing Editor

g

August 15 2008 Investing Newsletter


Here's the latest article from the Investing site at BellaOnline.com.

Harvard Endowment Fund Re-Visited
The latest returns from the Harvard Endowment Fund are again outstanding and show the importance of proper diversification.

http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art51291.asp

Please visit investing.bellaonline.com for even more great content about Investing.

To participate in free, fun online discussions, this site has a community forum all about Investing located here -

http://forums.bellaonline.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=postlist&Board=408

I hope to hear from you sometime soon, either in the forum or in response to this email message. I thrive on your feedback!

FINANCIAL MARKETS COMMENTARY for WEEK ENDING AUGUST 15, 2008

For the 2nd week in a row, the US stock market was solidly higher. The stock market was led higher by a stronger US dollar and plunging commodity prices, with oil being in the forefront.

Lower gasoline prices are great, but there are negatives to this recent trend.
First, the only sector of the US economy which has been extremely strong(and keeping the economy out of a recession)has been the export sector. Now, the stronger US dollar is kicking out the remaining strong leg of the US economy.

Second, the stronger US dollar has led many foreign holders of US mortgage securities to sell them. This has pushed mortgage rates to levels not seen in a while, approaching 7%. This is not good news for the housing industry.

This effort to push the US dollar higher and commodities lower has been spearheaded by the Federal Reserve who is trying to bail Wall Street out again from stupid investments. This time Wall Street has placed massive bets of billions of dollars against global growth by betting that commodities would fall, foreign markets would fall, etc. The sad news is that with rising mortgage rates and other negative consequences of this policy, once again the Federal Reserve has sided with Wall Street and against Main Street.



Tony Daltorio, Investing Editor
http://investing.bellaonline.com

One of hundreds of sites at BellaOnline.com




Unsubscribe from the Investing Newsletter

Online Newsletter Archive for Investing Site

Master List of BellaOnline Newsletters



g

For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Investing Newsletter

g features
Your Assets and Liabilities

Retire Early Book Review

Investing Red Flags

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor