Monthly Archives: July 2015

Market Perspective for July 31, 2015

Interest rates were the most significant story of the week. The Federal Reserve adjusted the language in its policy statement suggesting the likelihood of a September rate hike. Specific shifts in comments include removing some equivocal language about the job … Continue reading »

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ETF Watchlist for July 29, 2015

Today the Federal Reserve will put out its latest policy statement. The Fed funds futures market has been remarkably calm since mid-July and a hike by December is a certainty, the market is unsure if it will occur in September. … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for July 27, 2015

Domestic equities remain among the strongest in the world, but the coming days will likely see a pickup in volatility. U.S. equities have started the week lower, primarily due to a drop in the Chinese market which is weighing on … Continue reading »

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Global Momentum Guide for July 27, 2015

Click here to view the July 27, 2015 issue of the Global Momentum Guide. Weekly Sector Perspective - After enjoying excellent performance recently, equities pulled back last over the past week. Apple (AAPL), the largest holding in many technology ETFs, as well as the S&P 500 Index, set the ...more
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Market Perspective for July 24, 2015

Technology earnings were mixed and falling jobless claims weren’t enough to push stocks higher this week. The Nasdaq saw a decline of 2.3 percent for the week, while the S&P 500 Index lost 2.2 percent. The Dow Jones Industrial Average … Continue reading »

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ETF Watchlist for July 22, 2015

iShares U.S. Technology (IYW) SPDR Technology (XLK) PowerShares QQQ (QQQ) Apple (AAPL) disappointed investors on Tuesday evening; earnings were strong, well ahead of the street’s expectations, but sales of the Apple Watch were quite weak. As a result, shares dipped … Continue reading »

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ETF Investor Guide for July 2015

Click here to view the July 2015 issue of the ETF Investor Guide - Market Perspective: Domestic Markets Rise Despite Chaos in China and Greece - The past month was the most volatile thus far in 2015. Nevertheless, the S&P 500 Index barely skipped a beat, rising 1.10 percent. Greece went to the...more
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July Model Portfolios – ETF Investor Guide

Click below to view the July 2015 Model Portfolios for the ETF Investor Guide -  Click here to download the Excel version. Click here to download a static PDF version. more
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July Portfolio Updates – ETF Investor Guide

The month ended July 15 was quite volatile for international markets but domestically, stocks continued to improve. The S&P 500 Index rallied 1.10 percent, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Nasdaq climbed 1.46 and 1.37 percent, respectively. The Russell 2000 took a breather, rising ...more
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Market Perspective: Domestic Markets Rise Despite Chaos in China and Greece

The past month was the most volatile thus far in 2015.  Nevertheless, the S&P 500 Index barely skipped a beat, rising 1.10 percent. Greece went to the brink of collapse more than once, defaulting on a loan from the International Monetary Fund. It voted in a referendum to reject creditor demands...more
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