Monthly Archives: August 2016

ETF & Mutual Fund Watchlist for August 31, 2016

SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) SPDR DJIA (DIA) PowerShares QQQ (QQQ) Fidelity Contrafund (FCNTX) The market has traded in a historically tight range over the past six weeks, as illustrated in the charts below. S&P 500 prices remained between 2170 and … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for August 29, 2016

The quiet summer trading season has been marked by exceptionally tight trading ranges; the S&P 500 Index has traded between 2160 and 2190 on all but a handful of days. The low volatility trend should continue this week ahead of … Continue reading »

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Global Momentum Guide for August 29, 2016

Click Here to view today's Global Momentum Guide -   - WEEKLY SECTOR PERSPECTIVE - The Federal Reserve signaled a modestly more optimistic outlook for interest rates last week, keeping a lid on equity prices as financial sector gains offset utility and telecom weakness. Falling commodity prices...more
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Market Perspective for August 26, 2016

Markets have remained predictably quiet amid the late summer vacation season. Stocks traded lower following Fed officials’ statements at the Jackson Hole symposium, pulling the S&P 500 Index down on the week. While the Fed failed to indicate an exact … Continue reading »

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ETF & Mutual Fund Watchlist for August 24, 2016

SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) SPDR DJIA (DIA) PowerShares QQQ (QQQ) Major indexes hit new all-time highs over the past week, led primarily by mid- and small-cap sector gains. The S&P 500 Index has slowly, but steadily risen over the past … Continue reading »

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ETF Investor Guide for August 2016

The August Issue of the ETF Investor Guide is NOW AVAILABLE! -   - Links to the August Data Files have been posted below. Market Perspective:  Stocks Remain at Record Highs - Equities finished the month at record highs, led by technology and a financial sector rebound following a string of ...more
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Market Perspective for August 22, 2016

The U.S. Federal Reserve will host its annual Jackson Hole economic symposium in Wyoming this week, highlighted by Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s remarks scheduled for Friday.  This year’s conference theme is titled “Designing Resilient Monetary Policy Frameworks for the Future.” … Continue reading »

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Global Momentum Guide for August 22, 2016

Click Here to access today's Global Momentum Guide -   - WEEKLY SECTOR PERSPECTIVE - Equity markets traded flat on the week as energy’s rally was offset by weakness in utilities, real estate, telecommunications and consumer staples. The small-cap Russell 2000 increased 0.57 percent on the ...more
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Market Perspective for August 19, 2016

The late-summer slow season is upon us as traders and investors vacation in the run-up to Labor Day. Indexes hit new all-time highs during the week, though performance was largely flat following the release of the Fed’s July meeting minutes. … Continue reading »

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Investor Guide to Vanguard Funds for August 2016

The August issue of the Investor Guide to Vanguard Funds is NOW AVAILABLE! -   - The August Data files have been posted below. Market Perspective: Stocks Push Higher as Employment Improves - Equities pushed to several new all-time highs over the past month as the Nasdaq rallied to join the S&...more
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