Monthly Archives: October 2015

Investor Guide to Vanguard Funds for October 2015

October 2015 - Market Perspective: Stocks Gain Momentum as 4th Quarter Nears - Equities spent most of September consolidating gains made early in the month after rebounding from August’s lows. Shares experienced a sharp rally in the final week of the month, fueled by a bounce in energy prices, ...more
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October Model Portfolio Updates – Investor Guide to Vanguard Funds

Stocks spent the past month working off the aftermath of August’s correction. A rally in oil prices in early October served as the catalyst for a general rally that lifted one-month returns substantially. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was by far the best performer, with a 4.62 percent advance. ...more
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ETF Watchlist for October 14, 2015

iShares MSCI Emerging Markets (EEM) Emerging markets continue to warrant close attention. Shares enjoyed a strong rally over the first two weeks of October, with the momentum peaking on Friday. A pullback is likely as investors take profits. Chinese economic … Continue reading »

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Global Momentum Guide for October 12, 2015

Global Momentum Guide for October 12, 2015 - Market Perspective: - Last week was meaningful for the commodity sector, which was led by a significant rally in oil prices. Oil ETFs, such as U.S. Oil (USO), rallied about 8 percent, but energy sector ETFs were up well into double digits. The big winner ...more
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Market Perspective for October 10, 2015

Equities enjoyed a strong week, despite the rally’s slowdown on Friday. The S&P 500 Index finished with a 3.3 percent gain on the week, while the Russell 2000 Index rallied 4.6 percent. The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced a healthy … Continue reading »

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ETF Watchlist for October 8, 2015

iShares MSCI Emerging Markets (EEM) Emerging market ETFs are near their 52-week lows and remain an important bellwether of market trends, especially in light of continued economic troubles in countries such as China and Brazil. The past week has proven … Continue reading »

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October Portfolio Updates – Investor Guide to Fidelity Funds

September was the second consecutive negative month for stocks. The Federal Reserve’s decision to leave rates unchanged was pessimistically interpreted, while the fallout from China’s slowdown continued to reverberate across emerging and commodity markets. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was ...more
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Market Perspective for October 5, 2015

Investors have again turned bullish after a one-month round of selling, as the rally in equities that began on Friday and carried into early trading today. Last week, the government reported job growth was much slower than expected in September, … Continue reading »

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Investor Guide to Fidelity Funds for October 2015

October 2015 - Market Perspective: Patience in the 4th Quarter Will Pay Dividends: The Federal Reserve had its chance to raise interest rates and opted to hold steady instead, unleashing another round of selling as investors interpreted the move as predicated on a negative assessment of the global ...more
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Global Momentum Guide for October 5, 2015

Click here to view the Global Momentum Guide for October 5, 2015 - Weekly Sector Perspective - Weaker than expected job growth in the United States was the catalyst for a stock market rally as investors anticipate a longer wait for rate hikes. Odds of a March rate hike dipped below 50 percent on ...more
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