Monthly Archives: October 2017

Market Perspective for October 30, 2017

Consumer spending increased faster than expected in September as Americans in hurricane-hit regions replaced damaged vehicles. Personal incomes grew by 0.4 percent, in line with estimates and double August’s growth rate. Core inflation held steady at 0.1 percent growth. Later … Continue reading »

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Global Momentum Guide for October 30, 2017

Click Here to view today's Global Momentum Guide -   - WEEKLY SECTOR PERSPECTIVE - The Nasdaq returned 1.09 percent last week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 0.45 percent and the S&P 500 Index 0.23 percent. The Russell 2000 fell 0.06 percent, the MSCI EAFE 0.35 percent. The Nasdaq has...more
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Market Perspective for October 27, 2017

Equities jumped into record territory on Friday following positive technology earnings. Google (GOOGL), Microsoft (MSFT) and Intel (INTC) all rose on Friday, while Amazon (AMZN) rallied 13.2 percent. The Nasdaq’s 2.20 percent gain on Friday left it up 1.09 percent … Continue reading »

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ETF & Mutual Fund Watchlist for October 25, 2017

Over the past 10 days, SPDR DJIA (DIA) has climbed 2.18 percent, followed by SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) with an increase of 0.07 percent. Since the Dow is a price-weighted index, the higher-priced stocks have a larger impact on index … Continue reading »

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The ETF Investor Guide for October 2017

The October Issue of the ETF Investor Guide is AVAILABLE NOW! - Links to the October Data Files have been posted below. Market Perspective: Defense Stocks Outperform - Stocks enjoyed a strong rally over the past month, and two of the strongest months for stocks lie ahead. Financials were one of the ...more
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Market Perspective for October 23, 2017

Equities started the week in record territory. Technology, healthcare, financials and materials continued outperforming on Monday. Flash manufacturing and service PMIs will be out on Tuesday. Last month, the PMIs came in surprisingly high around the world. September new home … Continue reading »

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Global Momentum Guide for October 23, 2017

Click Here to view today's Global Momentum Guide -   - WEEKLY SECTOR PERSPECTIVE - The Dow Jones Industrial Average increased 1.99 percent last week, the S&P 500 Index 0.86 percent, the Russell 2000 0.44 percent and the Nasdaq 0.35 percent. The MSCI EAFE declined 0.31 percent. Year-to-date, the...more
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Market Perspective for October 20, 2017

Technology, industrials, healthcare, materials and financials all achieved new all-time highs on Friday. Positive earnings from mega-caps the Dow to a gain of 2.00 percent this week. The S&P 500 Index followed with a 0.86-percent return. The Dow also topped … Continue reading »

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ETF & Mutual Fund Watchlist for October 18, 2017

The Dow Jones Industrial Average topped 23,000 for the first time on Tuesday, driven by strong earnings at Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) and International Business Machines (IBM), whose shares rose almost 10 percent on Wednesday. Strength in financials, healthcare and … Continue reading »

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The Investor Guide to Vanguard Funds for October 2017

The Investor Guide to Vanguard Funds for October is AVAILABLE NOW! - Links to the October data files are posted below. Market Perspective: Financials & Small Caps Rally - Financial stocks lifted the major indexes to new all-time highs. The Russell 2000 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average led ...more
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