Monthly Archives: March 2018

ETF & Mutual Fund Watchlist for March 28, 2018

Index Internet and social media stocks pulled the Nasdaq lower over the past week. Market neutral and short-term bond funds have held up well. Vanguard Market Neutral (VMNFX) gained 1.54 percent in the 10 days through March 27. Calamos Market … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for March 26, 2018

Equities advanced on Monday as investors took advantage of discounted stocks. The S&P 500 gained 2.72 percent, while the Dow Jones Industrial average advanced 2.84 percent.  The Russell 2000 gained 3.26 percent.  Technology led Monday’s rally, despite last week’s significant … Continue reading »

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Global Momentum Guide for March 26, 2018

Click Here to view today's Global Momentum Guide -   - WEEKLY SECTOR MOVERS - The MSCI EAFE Index declined 2.64 percent last week, the Russell 2000 Index 4.79 percent, the Dow Jones Industrial Average 5.67 percent, the S&P 500 Index 5.94 percent and the Nasdaq 6.54 percent. The Nasdaq has risen...more
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Market Perspective for March 23, 2018

Facebook (FB) derailed the Nasdaq early in the week and it spilled over into broader selling later in the week. The Russell 2000 Index was the strongest index, falling 4.79 percent. The Nasdaq trailed with a loss of 6.95 percent. … Continue reading »

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The ETF Investor Guide for March 2018

The March Issue of the ETF Investor Guide is AVAILABLE NOW!  - Links to the March Data Files have been posted below - Market Perspective:  Stocks Rally but Volatility Continues - The technology sector and Nasdaq Composite both climbed to new all-time highs in March. SPDR Technology (XLK) advanced...more
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ETF & Mutual Fund Watchlist for March 21, 2018

The Federal Reserve hiked interest rates a quarter point as expected this week. Fed officials forecast two more rate hikes in 2018 and upped its 2019 forecast from 2 to 3 rate hikes. Stocks and gold rallied in the wake … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for March 19, 2018

Equities closed lower on Monday following a Facebook privacy scandal. Shares declined as much as 8 percent on the day, closing with a loss of 6.7 percent. Facebook is 5.5 percent of PowerShares QQQ (QQQ) and 6.9 percent of SPDR … Continue reading »

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Global Momentum Guide for March 19, 2018

Click Here to view today's Global Momentum Guide -   - WEEKLY SECTOR MOVERS - The MSCI EAFE Index increased 0.13 percent last week. The Russell 2000 Index declined 0.70 percent, the Nasdaq 1.04 percent, the S&P 500 Index 1.25 percent and the Dow Jones Industrial Average 1.54 percent. In 2018, ...more
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Market Perspective For March 16, 2018

Equities pulled back slightly from last week’s strong rally. The Russell 2000 slipped 0.69 percent on the week to lead performance. The Russell 2000 has returned 3.58 percent over the past two weeks. The NFIB small business confidence index rose … Continue reading »

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The Investor Guide to Vanguard Funds for March 2018

The Investor Guide to Vanguard Funds for March is AVAILABLE NOW! - Links to the March data files are posted below. Market Perspective: Remain Patient During Market Volatility      - The S&P 500 Index gained 6.38 percent this month as stocks recovered from the early February correction. The ...more
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