Author Archives: Matt Sauer

ETF Investor Guide for April 2017

The April Issue of the ETF Investor Guide is NOW AVAILABLE!  - Links to the April Data Files have been posted below. Market Perspective: Earnings Season Off to a Strong Start - Following the strong February rally that lifted the S&P 500 Index by 5 percent, the major indexes have retraced some ...more
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Market Perspective for April 24, 2017

French stocks rallied 4 percent following the first round of voting and iShares MSCI France (EWQ) climbed more than 5 percent. Major U.S. indexes opened higher by 1 percent as well. Stocks also benefited from President Trump’s tax cut package, … Continue reading »

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The Global Momentum Guide for April 24, 2017

Click Here to view today's Global Momentum Guide -   - WEEKLY SECTOR PERSPECTIVE - The Russell 2000 Index advanced 2.57 percent last week. The Nasdaq climbed 1.82 percent, the S&P 500 Index 0.85 percent, the Dow Jones Industrial Average 0.46 percent, and the MSCI EAFE 0.18 percent. The ...more
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Market Perspective for April 21, 2017

The S&P 500 Index gained 0.80 percent this week and the Nasdaq climbed nearly 2 percent following positive industrial, financial, technology and healthcare sector earnings. The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 0.50 percent. General Electric (GE) earnings and revenues beat … Continue reading »

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Mutual Fund & ETF Watchlist for April 19, 2017

SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) is up 13.5 percent from its November 2016 low, despite the recent consolidation period. SPY is still on pace to gain more than 30 percent in 12 months. The Nasdaq continues to outperform the broader market. … Continue reading »

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The Investor Guide to Vanguard Funds for April 2017

The April Issue of the Investor Guide to Vanguard Funds is Now Available! - Links to March Data Files have been posted below. Market Perspective: Earnings Bode Well for Stocks in the Second Quarter - The Nasdaq hit a new all-time closing high, but the S&P 500 Index, Dow Jones Industrial ...more
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Market Perspective for April 17, 2017

Equities entered the seventh week of a consolidation phase and moderate economic reports. Markets saw two major consolidation periods last year. The first ran from April until a week after the Brexit vote, and there was a four-month consolidation heading … Continue reading »

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Global Momentum Guide for April 17, 2017

Click Here to view today's Global Momentum Guide - WEEKLY SECTOR PERSPECTIVE - The MSCI EAFE slipped 0.14 percent last week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.98 percent, the S&P 500 Index 1.13 percent, the Nasdaq 1.24 percent, and the Russell 2000 1.42 percent. The ETF International ...more
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Market Perspective for April 14, 2017

Equities remained in a trading range during the holiday-shortened week, despite blowout bank earnings. The S&P 500 Index slipped 1.1 percent. The 5-, 10-, and 30-year Treasury yields fell to their lowest levels in 2017, benefiting corporate and investment grade … Continue reading »

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Mutual Fund & ETF Watchlist for April 12, 2017

The 10-year Treasury yield slipped slightly below 2.3 percent. Longer-term, if bonds slide back into a trading range, it will have important implications for rate-sensitive sectors, such as utilities. The relative performance of SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) versus SPDR Utilities … Continue reading »

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