Yearly Archives: 2016

Market Perspective for December 30, 2016

The Nasdaq eked out a new all-time high on Tuesday, despite the abbreviated trading week. For the year, the Nasdaq and S&P 500 gained more than 10 percent, the Dow rose almost 14 percent, and the Russell 2000 advanced 24 … Continue reading »

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ETF & Mutual Fund Watchlist for December 28, 2016

The Santa Claus Rally could carry the Dow Jones Industrial Average past the psychologically vital 20,000 level this week. The Dow has traded within 1 percent of 20,000 for three weeks, but has yet to cross the line even intraday … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for December 27, 2016

The 2016 Santa Claus Rally sent U.S. equities higher amid low volume trading and markets should remain quiet through the week as various countries close for the New Year. U.S. markets will be open from Tuesday through Friday. The Dow … Continue reading »

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Global Momentum Guide for December 27, 2016

Click Here to view today's Global Momentum Guide -   - WEEKLY SECTOR PERSPECTIVE - I ndexes edged higher amid light holiday trading last week. The Russell 2000 Index advanced 0.54 percent, the Nasdaq gained 0.47 percent, the Dow Jones Industrial Average 0.46 percent, the MSCI EAFE 0.36 percent...more
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Market Perspective for December 23, 2016

Major indexes maintained new all-time highs hit early in the week, despite minor selling pressure, to finish the week marginally higher.  Recent polls show investors believe any negative impact from the recent hike in interest rates by the Federal Reserve … Continue reading »

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ETF Investor Guide for December 2016

The ETF Investor Guide is Now Available! - Links to the ETF Data Files have been posted below. Market Perspective: Financials Help Spur Market Rally - The postelection rally extended into December, though the pace of gains slowed. Financials, industrials and small-caps led indexes to record highs, ...more
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ETF & Mutual Fund Watchlist for December 21, 2016

The trading week ahead will be light as the holiday approaches. The stock market will be open on Friday, though many traders will take the day off, and closed on Monday in observance of Christmas. Although volume will be light, … Continue reading »

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Investor Guide to Vanguard Funds for December 2016

The December issue of the Investor Guide to Vanguard Funds is now Available! - Links to the monthly data files are posted below. Market Perspective: Stocks Continue to Set New Records - Small-caps led markets to new all-time highs over the past month. The Russell 2000 advanced nearly 11 percent from...more
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Market Perspective for December 19, 2016

Stocks have historically rallied during the holiday season, with an average gain of more than 1 percent. This year’s so-called “Santa Claus” rally may be less apparent considering the strong post-election rally, but strong sentiment and data could lead markets … Continue reading »

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Global Momentum Guide for December 19, 2016

Click Here to view today's Global Momentum Guide - WEEKLY MARKET PERSPECTIVE - Steel and coal pulled back last week as equities paused in advance of the Fed’s rate hike. The Dow Jones Industrial Average shook off the weakness, however, climbing 0.43 percent to lead all major indexes. The S&P ...more
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