Monthly Archives: April 2018

Market Perspective for April 30, 2018

The week ahead will include major earnings reports, economic data, and a Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting. The Federal Reserve will meet on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. No rate hike is expected this month. Core inflation as measured … Continue reading »

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Global Momentum Guide for April 30, 2018

Click Here to view today's Global Momentum Guide -   - WEEKLY SECTOR MOVERS - The S&P 500 Index declined 0.01 percent last week, the Nasdaq 0.37 percent, the MSCI EAFE 0.38 percent, the Russell 2000 Index 0.50 percent and the Dow Jones Industrial Average 0.62 percent. The Nasdaq has increased 3...more
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Market Perspective for April 27, 2018

The S&P 500 Index was flat this week but led the major indexes. Earnings season and a potential breakthrough in North and South Korea relations boosted stocks. First-quarter GDP growth was 2.3 percent according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis’ … Continue reading »

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The ETF Investor Guide for April 2018

The April Issue of the ETF Investor Guide is AVAILABLE NOW!  - Links to the April Data Files have been posted below - Market Perspective: Earnings Growth Accelerates - Stocks rebounded strongly in mid-April as the market recovered important support levels. Netflix (NFLX) hit an all-time high ...more
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ETF & Mutual Fund Watchlist for April 25, 2018

A rally of about 3 percent would take the S&P 500 Index (SPY) above the April high and break the recent series of lower highs. Despite large Internet companies’ selling over the past month, PowerShares QQQ (QQQ) has been gradually … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for April 23, 2018

Stocks opened the week mixed. The flash manufacturing and services PMIs strengthened in April. The Markit manufacturing PMI is at its highest in three years. Existing home sales in March were stronger than expected. Rising interest rates kept a lid … Continue reading »

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Global Momentum Guide for April 23, 2018

Click Here to view today's Global Momentum Guide -   - WEEKLY SECTOR MOVERS - The Russell 2000 Index gained 0.94 percent last week, the Nasdaq 0.56 percent, the S&P 500 Index 0.52 percent, the Dow Jones Industrial Average 0.42 percent and the MSCI EAFE 0.41 percent. The Nasdaq has increased 3....more
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Market Perspective for April 20, 2018

Energy, industrials, consumer discretionary and financials were the strongest sectors this week. SPDR Energy (XLE) led with an increase of 2.65 percent after oil prices climbed above $68 a barrel during the week. SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & … Continue reading »

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The Investor Guide to Vanguard Funds for April 2018

The Investor Guide to Vanguard Funds for April is AVAILABLE NOW!  - Links to the April data files are posted below. Market Perspective: Consider Financial Stocks & Floating Rate Bond Funds - Equities slipped over the past month as volatility continued. The MSCI EAFE led index performance with ...more
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ETF & Mutual Fund Watchlist for April 18, 2018

Equities rallied this week as geopolitical tensions eased. Earnings season has been positive with many companies beating estimates. The Dow Transports outperformed, while rebounding technology shares boosted the Nasdaq. The industrial sector led this week’s performance. Oil, aluminum, and precious … Continue reading »

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