February 2010 Financial Asset Roundup
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We've had a bit of a correction over the past month as the S&P 500 index dropped 6.87% since the last update:
(chart courtesy of msn.com)
The unemployment rate unexpectedly dropped to 9.7% in January, although all of the recent snow we've had on the East Coast could take a bite out of the February numbers. The price for crude oil has dropped along with the stock market, although it has creeped up to about $75 per barrel over the past few days.
I pretty much have no money moves planned for near future, although I may look into some Series I savings bonds in April again this year. Even so, the constant rate cuts impacting savers like me has been depressing. :(
Right now, I'm focusing quite a bit on work, updating my home IT infrastructure, and chugging along with my personal and business tax returns. Fun, fun, fun...