Monthly Archives: September 2017

Market Perspective for September 29, 2017

Small-caps drove the stock market to new all-time highs this week. The Russell 2000 Index gained 2.78 percent. The S&P 500 Index saw a smaller increase of 0.68 percent. SPDR Financials (XLF) climbed 1.65 percent on the week, and SPDR … Continue reading »

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ETF & Mutual Fund Watchlist for September 27, 2017

The Russell 2000 Index joined the S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average and Nasdaq in record territory over the past week. Financials rallied after last week’s Federal Reserve meeting. As of today, the odds of a December rate hike are … Continue reading »

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The ETF Investor Guide for September 2017

The September Issue of the ETF Investor Guide is AVAILABLE NOW! - Links to the September Data Files have been posted below. Market Perspective: Mergers & FDA Approvals Boost Healthcare - Stocks hit new all-time highs last month as hurricane recovery commenced. The Russell 2000 led major indexes...more
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Market Perspective for September 25, 2017

Equities opened in the red on Monday due to weakness in the technology sector. Apple (AAPL), Amazon (AMZN) and Google (GOOGL) slipped more than 1 percent. Facebook (FB) fell more than 3 percent, and Netflix (NFLX) more than 4 percent. … Continue reading »

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Global Momentum Guide for September 25, 2017

Click Here to view today's Global Momentum Guide -   - WEEKLY SECTOR PERSPECTIVE - The Russell 2000 rallied 1.33 percent last week, the MSCI EAFE Index 0.68 percent, the Dow Jones Industrial Average 0.37 percent, the S&P 500 Index 0.08 percent. The Nasdaq declined 0.33 percent. The Nasdaq has ...more
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Market Perspective for September 22, 2017

The Russell 2000 joined the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Nasdaq and S&P 500 when it exceeded its old high on Friday. The Russell 2000 was the strongest index this week with a 1.33-percent rise. The Dow and S&P 500 saw … Continue reading »

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ETF & Mutual Fund Watchlist for September 20, 2017

The major indexes hit new all-time highs over the past week, with only the Russell 2000 trailing.  iShares Russell 2000 (IWM), however, is just 0.5 percent from joining them. SPDR Financials (XLF) approached its 52-week high set in August this … Continue reading »

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Investor Guide to Vanguard Funds for September 2017

The Investor Guide to Vanguard Funds for September is AVAILABLE NOW! - Links to the September data files are posted below. Market Perspective: Healthcare & Dividend Payers Provide Solid Gains  - Earnings season was very strong in the second quarter. All the S&P 500 have reported, with 73 ...more
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Market Perspective for September 18, 2017

Stocks started the week at new all-time highs. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 finished last week at record highs and the Nasdaq joined them on Monday. The Russell 2000 is less than 1 percent off its all-time … Continue reading »

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Global Momentum Guide for September 18, 2017

Click Here to view today's Global Momentum Guide -   - WEEKLY SECTOR PERSPECTIVE - The Russell 2000 Index climbed 2.31 percent last week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average 2.15 percent, the S&P 500 Index 1.57 percent, the Nasdaq 1.39 percent and the MSCI EAFE 0.55 percent. - In 2017, the Nasdaq...more
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