Yearly Archives: 2018

Market Perspective for December 31, 2018

Many foreign markets were closed for the New Year’s Day holiday. U.S. bond markets closed early, but the stock markets had a full trading day. The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 1.15 percent to lead the major indexes. For the … Continue reading »

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Global Momentum Guide for December 31, 2018

Click Here to view today's Global Momentum Guide -   - WEEKLY SECTOR MOVERS - The Nasdaq climbed 3.97 percent last week, the Russell 2000 Index 3.55 percent, the S&P 500 Index 2.86 percent, the Dow Jones Industrial Average 2.75 percent and the MSCI EAFE 0.37 percent. The Nasdaq has declined 4....more
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The ETF Investor Guide for December 2018

The December Issue of the ETF Investor Guide AVAILABLE NOW! - Links to the December Data Files have been posted below - Market Perspective: Despite Volatility, Stick to Your Long-Term Plan - The stock market has again experienced increasing volatility for the better part of 2018. The S&P 500 ...more
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Market Perspective for December 28, 2018

Equities staged a dramatic rally this week, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained more than 1000 points in one day. This was the largest point gain increase in the history of the index. Shares dipped in the abbreviated Christmas … Continue reading »

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Global Momentum Guide for December 24, 2018

Click Here to view today's Global Momentum Guide -   - WEEKLY SECTOR MOVERS - The MSCI EAFE declined 2.67 percent last week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average 6.87 percent, the S&P 500 Index 7.05 percent, the Nasdaq 8.36 percent and the Russell 2000 Index 8.42 percent. The Nasdaq has fallen 8.26...more
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Market Perspective for December 21, 2018

Economic data was solid this week. November housing starts, building permits and existing home sales all beat expectations and rose from October. Homebuilder optimism did ease in high-priced housing areas, due to higher interest rates. The Federal Reserve raised rates … Continue reading »

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The Investor Guide to Vanguard Funds for December 2018

The Investor Guide to Vanguard Funds for December is AVAILABLE NOW! - Links to the December data files are posted below. Market Perspective: Dividend Paying Funds Solid Despite Volatility - It is understandable that increased volatility has frayed investors’ nerves, as the S&P 500 Index closed...more
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Market Perspective for December 17, 2018

The S&P 500 Index declined 2.08 percent on the day. Equities dipped as investors sold interest rate sensitive utilities and REITs. SPDR Utilities (XLU) and SPDR Real Estate (XLRE) slumped 3.24 and 3.71 percent, respectively. Amazon (AMZN) fell 4.48 percent. … Continue reading »

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Global Momentum Guide for December 17, 2018

Click Here to view today's Global Momentum Guide -   - WEEKLY SECTOR MOVERS - The Nasdaq declined 0.84 percent last week, the MSCI EAFE 0.89 percent, the Dow Jones Industrial Average 1.18 percent, the S&P 500 Index 1.26 percent and the Russell 2000 Index 2.57 percent. The Nasdaq has gained 0.11...more
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Market Perspective for December 14, 2018

For the week, the Nasdaq slipped 0.84 percent, while both the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 1.2 percent. While the market was down slightly on the week, U.S. economic data was strong. The Job Openings and Labor … Continue reading »

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