Monthly Archives: December 2015

Investor Guide to Vanguard Funds – December 2015

Click here to view the December 2015 issue. Market Perspective: Oil Drags Drag on Broader Market - The energy sector sank as oil prices fell to new lows for the year. Energy has been the thorn in the bull’s side in 2015 as it eroded S&P 500 earnings over the past several quarters. The broader...more
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New Vanguard International Dividend Funds

Dividend-paying stocks provide investors with current income and potential capital appreciation in the future. They are also an efficient way to increase portfolio yield in a low interest rate environment. Foreign dividend-paying companies currently occupy a less-than-popular asset class due to ...more
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ETF Watchlist for December 16, 2015

WisdomTree Chinese Yuan (CYB) WisdomTree Bloomberg USD Bullish (USDU) CurrencyShares Euro Trust (FXE) CurrencyShares Swiss Franc (FXF) CurrencyShares Swedish Krona (FXS) CurrencyShares Japanese Yen (FXY) CurrencyShares Australian Dollar (FXA) CurrencyShares Canadian Dollar (FXC) WisdomTree Emerging Market Currency (CEW) WisdomTree Commodity … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for December 14, 2015

The Federal Reserve’s Wednesday afternoon policy announcement will be the focal point of this week’s market activity. The market has already priced in a 0.25 basis point hike in anticipation of the meeting. According to The Wall Street Journal, Fed … Continue reading »

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Global Momentum Guide for December 14, 2015

Click here to view the Global Momentum Guide for December 14, 2015 - Weekly Sector Perspective - Wednesday’s Federal Reserve meeting is likely to herald a much-anticipated interest rate hike that will continue to influence this week’s market. Positive jobs and economic data now have odds ...more
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Market Perspective for December 11, 2015

Investor caution prevailed in the last full week leading up to the Federal Reserve meeting. The S&P 500 Index declined more than 3 percent on the week, revisiting negative territory for the year. Rate-hike speculations intensified volatility, extending even to … Continue reading »

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ETF Watchlist for December 9, 2015

Speculators have raised the odds of rate hike in the futures market to 87 percent as of Wednesday morning. November’s CPI numbers will be announced next week.  Unless there is a major surprise in this data, or a Fed official … Continue reading »

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Investor Guide to Fidelity Funds December 2015

Click here to read the December 2015 issue. Market Perspective: Interest Rates May Dictate Performance in December - Equities paused in November and maintained a trading range that has dominated most of 2015, following a bout of turbulence. The Nasdaq has achieved a solid single-digit gain for the ...more
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Market Perspective for December 7, 2015

A robust jobs report for November and upward revisions on the previous two months reinforced expectations that the Fed will raise interest rates at their mid-December meeting. Speculators have increased the odds of a rate hike to 79 percent in … Continue reading »

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Global Momentum Guide for December 7, 2015

Click here to view the Global Momentum Guide for December 7, 2015 - Weekly Sector Perspective - Despite last week’s volatility incited by the central banks, the markets experienced little overall movement when all was said and done. Multiple PMI reports for manufacturing were released early in ...more
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