A good week, except for the plunging dollar and stagnant employment and housing picture, but no economy is perfect, right? Gold is finally coming back to life a bit: $1663/oz. Silver, too, closing at $31.27. A far cry from their highs, but hey! Crude oil is creeping up, now at $104.81.
But, ah! The Stock Market, as seen in our Model Portfolio Index, is riding high. With bank savings rates at less than 1 percent, this looks pretty good. Naturally, the market could plunge and we might sink back to where we started or even lower. However, these companies are all pretty stable. Notice we didn’t beat the DJIA. But who cares?