Monthly Archives: May 2016

Market Perspective for May 31, 2016

Markets opened the holiday-shortened week with improving economic data. There’s a fair amount of key economic and earnings news due out in the coming week, notably the May U.S. non-farm payroll report, the last major labor market report before the … Continue reading »

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Global Momentum Guide for May 30, 2016

Click Here to read today's Global Momentum Guide -   - WEEKLY SECTOR PERSPECTIVE - Stocks continued to rally last week in response to the plausibility of a June or July interest rate increase and strong economic data. Financial funds are gaining absolute momentum rapidly as a summer rate hike ...more
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Market Perspective for May 27, 2016

The markets rallied more than 2 percent heading into the long Memorial Day weekend. U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen continued laying the groundwork for a summer rate hike in a statement on Friday which highlighted improving economic data; markets … Continue reading »

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ETF Watchlist for May 25, 2016

iShares U.S. Home Construction (ITB) The possibility of a June or July rate hike and robust economic reports have rallied this week’s markets. On Tuesday, housing delivered a huge boost in favor of rate hikes when April new home sales … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for May 23, 2016

St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President Bullard confirmed the Fed’s position regarding rate increases in a Monday appearance in Beijing. Strong labor markets favor rate hikes, but slow GDP growth and low inflation expectations dictate a slower pace.  Fed Chair … Continue reading »

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ETF Investor Guide for May 2016

The ETF Investor Guide for May 2016 is NOW AVAILABLE, click to read - Links to ETF Investor Guide Data are posted below. Market Perspective:  Auto & Internet Sales Impressive - Equities consolidated a bit over the past month after the February rally peaked on April 20. The S&P 500 Index ...more
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Global Momentum Guide for May 23, 2016

Click Here to open today's Global Momentum Guide -   - WEEKLY MARKET PERSPECTIVE - Healthy economic data spurred the Fed to signal the possibility of raising interest rates earlier than anticipated. Inflation targets and continued market stability will determine the exact timing of the next ...more
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Market Perspective for May 20, 2016

Fed officials’ recent statements and FOMC meeting minutes pointing to a June interest rate hike led to increased volatility this week that gave way to a Friday rally. The Federal Reserve generated a significant shift in interest rate expectations. The … Continue reading »

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ETF Watchlist for May 19, 2016

SPDR Retail (XRT) Retail sales increased by 1.3 percent in April, but it has been a tough year for many department stores as online retailers such as Amazon (AMZN) continue to dominate the sector. Amazon is on pace to nearly … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for May 16, 2016

Brick-and-mortar retailers will be in the spotlight for a second week as several retail giants report earnings, while a slew of April economic reports will have a direct impact on GDP growth estimates. Last week, several department store retailers including … Continue reading »

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