Monthly Archives: February 2018

ETF & Mutual Fund Watchlist for February 28, 2018

Technology, industrials, and transportation pulled indexes higher this week. The Nasdaq, Dow Jones Industrial Average and Dow Transports led performance. Consumer discretionary was the week’s lone large sector underperformer. Comcast (CMCSA) and Disney (DIS) shares fell following Comcast’s bid for … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for February 26, 2018

The Dow Jones Industrial Average led equities higher on Monday. Blue-chip Dow components Cisco (CSCO), Intel (INTC), 3M (MMM), American Express (AXP) and Travelers (TRV) saw impressive gains, and Apple (AAPL) also rallied after rumors of three new phones in … Continue reading »

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Global Momentum Guide for February 26, 2018

Click Here to view today's Global Momentum Guide -   - WEEKLY SECTOR MOVERS - The Nasdaq returned 1.35 percent last week, the S&P 500 Index 0.55 percent, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Russell 2000 Index both gained 0.36 percent. The MSCI EAFE Index fell 0.50 percent. The Nasdaq has ...more
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Market Perspective for February 23, 2018

The Nasdaq rose 1.35 percent over the week’s four trading days. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.36 percent, the S&P 500 Index 0.55 percent, and Russell 2000 0.37 percent, with the week’s most significant activity occurring in the last … Continue reading »

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The ETF Investor Guide for February 2018

The February Issue of the ETF Investor Guide is Now Available! - Links to the February Data Files have been posted below - Market Perspective: Volatility Shouldn’t Deter Long-term Investors - Equities lost ground in last month’s short volatility squeeze, but many shares recovered quickly. The ...more
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ETF & Mutual Fund Watchlist for February 21, 2018

All major indexes gained ground over the past week, with the Nasdaq outperforming the Russell 2000 by almost 1 percent. Technology led the week’s performance, followed by financials. Healthcare, consumer discretionary and industrials all had similar returns. The smaller sectors … Continue reading »

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Global Momentum Guide for February 19, 2018

Click Here to view today's Global Momentum Guide -   - WEEKLY SECTOR MOVERS - The Nasdaq rallied 5.31 percent last week, the Russell 2000 Index 4.44 percent, the S&P 500 Index 4.30 percent, the Dow Jones Industrial Average 4.25 percent and the MSCI EAFE 4.18 percent. The Nasdaq has increased 4....more
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The Investor Guide to Vanguard Funds for February 2018

The Investor Guide to Vanguard Funds for February is AVAILABLE NOW! - Links to the February data files are posted below. Market Perspective:  Volatility Triggers Selloff - Equity markets retreated in February, breaking two S&P 500 Index streaks in the process: the longest period without a 3 ...more
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ETF & Mutual Fund Watchlist for February 14, 2018

Equities have regained more than half of last week’s pullback. The Nasdaq and Russell 2000 were positive on the week in early morning trading, while the Dow Transports lagged, still down 1.4 percent. Technology and financials earnings drove the broader … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for February 12, 2018

Equities retraced more than 50 percent of last week’s losses on Monday. The S&P 500 Index gained 1.46 percent. Industrials, technology, and financials pulled indexes higher. Utilities underperformed despite a decline in interest rates as traders reversed defensive positions. SPDR … Continue reading »

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