Monthly Archives: October 2015

Market Perspective for October 30, 2015

Friday closes out the month of October, which has been a good one for equities. The S&P 500 Index is headed for a gain of nearly 9 percent, which is the best October for stocks in 4 years. It won’t … Continue reading »

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ETF Watchlist for October 28, 2015

No one expected the Federal Reserve to raise rates at the October meeting, and few expect a hike in December, but the Fed’s statement today removed a reference to global economic weakness. Speculators and forecasters continue to focus on the … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for October 26, 2015

The market is still in the midst of earnings season as investors eagerly await Tuesday’s numbers from Apple (AAPL) after stellar performances from Amazon (AMZN) and Google (GOOG). Investor expectations are running high for the smartphone giant with the holiday … Continue reading »

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Global Momentum Guide for October 26, 2015

Click here to view the Global Momentum Guide for October 26, 2015 - Weekly Sector Perspective - Equities enjoyed a rally at the end of the week, sparked by earnings beats from four major companies. Amazon (AMZN), Alphabet (GOOG) and Microsoft (MSFT) led the Nasdaq and AT&T (T) powered the Dow to...more
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Market Perspective for October 24, 2015

The equity markets turned in another positive week boosted by encouraging earnings, currency and economic news. On Thursday, the S&P 500 rose 1.66 percent and on Friday, the NASDAQ increased 2.27 percent. For the week, the NASDAQ led with a … Continue reading »

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ETF Watchlist for October 21, 2015

iShares MSCI Emerging Markets (EEM) Emerging markets have stalled in the wake of their early October rebound. It could take some time before the outlook turns positive over the long-term for emerging markets from the perspective of the charts, but … Continue reading »

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October Model Portfolio Updates – ETF Investor Guide

The month ending October 15 saw a recovery for many equities as numerous sectors rebounded from August’s losses. The Dow Jones Industrial Average led the way with a 3.26 percent advance, aided by strong earnings from Nike (NKE). The MSCI EAFE Index was up 3.08 percent thanks to a weaker U.S. ...more
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Market Perspective for October 19, 2015

Earnings will dominate the domestic market this week. Morgan Stanley (MS) kicked things off this morning with an earnings miss. This follows weak reports from J.P. Morgan (JPM) and Goldman Sachs (GS) last week. All of these firms blamed trading … Continue reading »

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Global Momentum Guide for October 19, 2015

Click here to view the October 19 issue of the Global Momentum Guide - Weekly Sector Perspective - Equities advanced last week on solid earnings and fading rate hike expectations amongst investors. On the earnings front, we saw strong reports from General Electric (GE) and Bank of America (BAC), ...more
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Market Perspective for October 16, 2015

Equities concluded another positive week following a substantial rally on Thursday. The S&P 500 Index followed yesterday’s advanced 1.49 percent, with an additional gain of 0.46 percent today, setting the stage for an approximate 1.00 percent gain on the week. … Continue reading »

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