Monthly Archives: February 2016

Market Perspective for February 29, 2016

Monday’s strong open was thwarted by weaker-than-expected regional manufacturing data and a decline in treasury yields. Existing home sales were also lower than anticipated for January, citing weather and low inventory. Investors are still hoping to carry last week’s momentum … Continue reading »

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Global Momentum Guide for February 29, 2016

- WEEKLY SECTOR PERSPECTIVE - Domestic equities rallied last week on positive economic reports. The Bureau of Economic Analysis raised the estimate of fourth quarter GDP to 1.0 percent. Durable goods orders ticked up in January as did core inflation. Core PCE inflation is a key metric for setting ...more
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Market Perspective for February 26, 2016

Monday’s market gap underwent a brief bout of selling pressure on Tuesday and early Wednesday, but quickly resumed its upward climb. The S&P 500 Index closed lower on Friday but gained  1.6 percent on the week.  An upward revision of fourth quarter … Continue reading »

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ETF Watchlist for February 24, 2016

WisdomTree Bloomberg USD Bullish (USDU) CurrencyShares Euro Trust (FXE) CurrencyShares Canadian Dollar (FXC) CurrencyShares Japanese Yen (FXY) WisdomTree Emerging Market Currency (CEW) The Japanese yen’s rally is playing into market volatility. It’s possible the yen rally will reverse and that … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for February 22, 2016

Stocks are poised to continue last week’s rally following positive news on the energy front. On Saturday, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak indicated the possibility of a formal agreement with Saudi Arabia by March 1 targeting $50 per barrel oil. … Continue reading »

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ETF Investor Guide for February 2016

Click Here for the ETF Investor Guide for February 2016 -   - Market Perspective: Stocks Expected to Rebound on   Improving Data - The Atlanta Fed’s GDP Now is currently forecasting 2.7 percent growth in the first quarter, reflecting a steady rise in economic fundamentals. Only a few weeks ...more
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Global Momentum Guide for February 22, 2016

[caption id="attachment_2632" align="alignleft" width="175"] Global Momentum Guide for 2.22.16[/caption] - WEEKLY SECTOR PERSPECTIVE - The equity markets rallied last week, led by a 4.33-percent advance in the MSCI EAFE Index. The euro weakened on expectations of additional monetary easing by ...more
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Market Perspective for February 19, 2016

The recent rally was sustained through the holiday shortened week, providing for the market’s best trading periods since August. Global stocks also edged higher, as emerging markets were lifted by signs of stabilization in oil prices around $30 per barrel. … Continue reading »

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ETF Watchlist for February 17, 2016

WisdomTree Chinese Yuan (CYB) WisdomTree Bloomberg USD Bullish (USDU) CurrencyShares Euro Trust (FXE) CurrencyShares Swedish Krona (FXS) CurrencyShares Canadian Dollar (FXC) CurrencyShares Japanese Yen (FXY) WisdomTree Emerging Market Currency (CEW) WisdomTree Commodity Currency (CCX)                                                              PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Bullish Index … Continue reading »

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Investor Guide to Vanguard Funds for February 2016

Click Here to view The Investor Guide to Vanguard Funds - Market Perspective: 70 percent of S&P 500 Firms Beating Estimates - The Atlanta Fed’s GDP Now is currently forecasting 2.5 percent growth in the first quarter. This is far above the initial forecast of slightly more than 1 percent and ...more
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