Monthly Archives: April 2016

Market Perspective for April 30, 2016

The S&P 500 Index performed relatively well in light of missed earnings and central bank disappointments. Apple’s earnings report sent shares down more than 10 percent on the week. Apple is the largest holding in the S&P 500 (3 percent … Continue reading »

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ETF Watchlist for April 27, 2016

iShares US Medical Devices (IHI) iShares US Health Providers (IHF) iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology (IBB) SPDR Pharmaceuticals (XPH) Medical providers led the healthcare sector last week, aided by solid earnings reports. Aetna (AET) is scheduled to report earnings tomorrow. Medical devices … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for April 25, 2016

We are entering the second big week of earnings season. By Friday, the majority of S&P 500 companies will have reported. With widely held stocks like Apple (AAPL) and Facebook (FB) reporting earnings this week, the technology sector has a … Continue reading »

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ETF Investor Guide for April 2016

April's ETF Investor Guide is NOW AVAILABLE! Click here to read - Links to all ETF Data for April are posted below. Market Perspective: Stocks Recoup Early Year Losses - The S&P 500 Index and Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at their highest levels for the year on April 15. Energy and ...more
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Global Momentum Guide for April 25, 2016

Click Here to view the Global Momentum Guide for April 25, 2016 - WEEKLY SECTOR PERSPECTIVE - Equities shrugged off several earnings misses from key technology companies. Microsoft (MSFT), which has a presence in virtually all market-cap weighted technology funds, slipped 7 percent on Friday ...more
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Market Perspective for April 22, 2016

European markets posted stronger gains, while U.S. indexes were up slightly for the week. The Dow Jones crossed 18,000 and the S&P 500 surpassed 2,100, though the indexes were unable to hold those gains following technology earnings misses released Thursday … Continue reading »

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ETF Watchlist for April 20, 2016

iShares US Medical Devices (IHI) iShares US Health Providers (IHF) iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology (IBB) SPDR Pharmaceuticals (XPH) UnitedHealth Group (UNH) reported strong earnings and revenue growth in the first quarter. UNH also announced this week it will no longer offer … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for April 18, 2016

The Dow Jones Industrial Average posted its best returns in over a month and all major averages posted gains of 1.6 percent or better. Strong earnings reports and positive economic news boosted the markets. The chief economic driver coming into … Continue reading »

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Global Momentum Guide for April 18, 2016

Click Here to view today's Global Momentum Guide - WEEKLY SECTOR PERSPECTIVE - The S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average each climbed to their highest levels in 2016, gaining 1.80 and 2.71 percent, respectively. The Russell 2000 enjoyed a strong rally as well, shrinking its 2016 deficit to 0....more
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Market Perspective for April 16, 2016

Buoyed by energy and financial stocks, the major indices reached new 2016 highs this week. Part of the move in energy was driven by traders positioning ahead of OPEC’s meeting in Doha, Qatar on April 17. There’s high hopes that … Continue reading »

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