Monthly Archives: January 2018

ETF & Mutual Fund Watchlist for January 31, 2018

Equities hit new all-time highs in the past week and experienced their first two-day correction in 2018. Major indexes declined on Monday and Tuesday into negative territory before bouncing on Wednesday. SPDR Healthcare (XLV) rose with the biotechnology rally into … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for January 29, 2018

Rising bond yields weighed on equities Monday morning. The 10-year Treasury yield rose above 2.7 percent for the first time since April 2014. Real estate and utilities shares fell more than 1 percent during the trading day. Consumer staples, consumer … Continue reading »

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Global Momentum Guide for January 29, 2018

Click Here to view today's Global Momentum Guide -   - WEEKLY SECTOR MOVERS - The Nasdaq rallied 2.31 percent last week, the S&P 500 Index 2.22 percent, the Dow Jones Industrial Average 2.08 percent, the MSCI EAFE 1.49 percent and the Russell 2000 Index 0.65 percent. The Nasdaq has risen 8.73 ...more
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Market Perspective for January 26, 2018

Equities hit new all-time highs this week, despite a weaker dollar and GDP miss. The Nasdaq led with a 2.31-percent gain. Earnings drove the market higher. Netflix (NFLX) reported strong subscriber growth and shares rallied nearly 25 percent on the … Continue reading »

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ETF & Mutual Fund Watchlist for January 24, 2018

The major indexes have all moved higher in the past week. The Nasdaq climbed more than 2 percent before sliding on Wednesday. The iShares Transportation Average (IYT) chart reflects a 20-percent rally over the prior two months before this week’s … Continue reading »

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The ETF Investor Guide for January 2018

The January Issue of the ETF Investor Guide is Now Available! - Links to the January Data Files have been posted below. Market Perspective: Earnings Estimates Increase - The equity markets are off to a strong start in 2018. The MSCI EAFE returned 3.67 percent through January 15. The Nasdaq rose 5....more
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Market Perspective for January 22, 2018

The government shutdown ended on Monday after lawmakers agreed to a three-week spending bill. Stocks and the U.S. dollar rallied on the news. All major indexes finished higher on the day. Shares of iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology (IBB) hit a new … Continue reading »

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Global Momentum Guide for January 22, 2018

Click Here to view today's Global Momentum Guide -   - WEEKLY SECTOR MOVERS - The MSCI EAFE Index rose 1.24 percent last week, the Nasdaq and Dow Jones Industrial Average both increased 1.04 percent, the S&P 500 Index 0.86 percent and the Russell 2000 Index 0.35 percent. The Nasdaq has ...more
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Market Perspective for January 20, 2018

U.S. equities pushed on to new records this week despite profit-taking in some of the best performing sectors. The Nasdaq and Dow Jones Industrial Average both increased 1.04 percent to lead the major indexes. The Dow Transports fell 0.60 percent … Continue reading »

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ETF & Mutual Fund Watchlist for January 17, 2018

Transportation stocks led the market over the past week as traders rotated out of interest rate-sensitive utilities. The Dow Jones Industrial Average also advanced. The financial sector was the best large-sector performer after interest rates spiked. Telecommunications and consumer staples … Continue reading »

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