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Market Perspective for May 26, 2017

The Federal Reserve minutes sent stocks to new all-time highs this week, as odds of a June rate increase rose to 88 percent.  The S&P 500 Index and the Nasdaq each achieved all-time highs, gaining 1.3 and 2.1 percent, respectively, … Continue reading »

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Mutual Fund & ETF Watchlist for May 24, 2017

Major indexes are poised to challenge old highs in the days ahead. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is only 0.7 percent away from its all-time high. The Nasdaq is also close to setting new highs, while the Russell 2000 is … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for May 22, 2017

Stocks have recovered nearly all last week’s losses, closing higher across the board on Monday. U.S. defense shares opened at a new all-time high on Monday after Saudi Arabia and the United States agreed to a $350 billion weapons deal, … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for May 19, 2017

The S&P 500 Index closed above 2400 for the first time, but ended the week at 2,381.73 after rebounding from Tuesday’s dip.  Major indexes rebounded quickly after the sell-off to finish the week essentially flat.  The Nasdaq closed on Friday … Continue reading »

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Mutual Fund & ETF Watchlist for May 17, 2017

The S&P 500 Index closed above 2400 for the first time this week, joining the Nasdaq at a new all-time high. The Russell 2000 Index made a new all-time high at the end of April. The Dow Jones Industrial Average … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for May 15, 2017

The S&P 500 Index hit a new all-time high on Monday to close at 2402.32. The Nasdaq made a new high on Monday as well, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.41 percent and the Russell 2000 climbed 0.81 … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for May 12. 2017

The S&P 500 Index breached 2400 for the first time early in the week and finished slightly lower on Friday at 2390.90.  The Nasdaq had a slight gain of 0.09 percent while, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.11 percent.  … Continue reading »

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Mutual Fund & ETF Watchlist for May 10, 2017

The S&P 500 Index is hovering just below 2400, closing today at 2,339.63. The Nasdaq made a new all-time high on Tuesday, while the Russell 2000 and Dow Jones Industrial Average remain near all-time highs. Nvidia (NVDA) beat earnings estimates … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for May 8, 2017

The S&P 500 closed at a new all-time high of 2399.29 last week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, Nasdaq and Russell 2000 all remain near all-time highs as well. The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) fell to 9 last week, and … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for May 5, 2017

Equities finished the week higher following Fed optimism and a better-than-expected jobs report. The Dow closed the week at 21,006.94, up 0.26 percent on the day. The S&P 500 Index gained 0.41 percent and the Nasdaq climbed 0.42 percent. For … Continue reading »

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