Monthly Archives: June 2018

ETF & Mutual Fund Watchlist for June 27, 2018

The Chinese yuan fell nearly 2 percent this week, compounding trade tensions and weighing on U.S. stocks. China’s attempts to slow credit growth have led to higher defaults in the bond market. The Dow Jones Industrial Average led the week’s … Continue reading »

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The ETF Investor Guide for June 2018

The June Issue of the ETF Investor Guide is NOW AVAILABLE! - Links to the June Data Files have been posted below - Market Perspective:  Dividend Funds Rebound - The Nasdaq gained 5.37 percent last month, and the Russell 2000 Index advanced 5.22 percent. A rising U.S. dollar and strong economic data...more
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Market Perspective for June 25, 2018

Equities opened the week lower as losses in the Chinese market were followed by declines in Europe and then the United States. The Dow Jones Industrial Average bounced off its 200-day moving average. Technology led the market lower with SPDR … Continue reading »

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Global Momentum Guide for June 25, 2018

Click Here to view today's Global Momentum Guide -   - WEEKLY SECTOR MOVERS - The Russell 2000 Index returned 0.10 percent last week. The Nasdaq declined 0.69 percent, the S&P 500 Index 0.88 percent, the MSCI EAFE 0.98 percent and the Dow Jones Industrial Average 2.03 percent. The Nasdaq has ...more
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Market Perspective for June 22, 2018

The Russell 2000 Index gained 0.10 percent this week. The other indexes declined as emerging markets weighed on global equities. Utilities, energy and consumer staples were the best performing sectors this week. SPDR Utilities (XLU) advanced 2.4 percent, Energy (XLE) … Continue reading »

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ETF & Mutual Fund Watchlist for June 20, 2018

The Russell 2000 and Nasdaq hit new all-time highs in Wednesday trading. Consumer discretionary led S&P 500 sectors this week. Of the 1.42 percent return through midday on Wednesday, 1.28 percentage points or 90 percent was due solely to gains … Continue reading »

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The Investor Guide to Vanguard Funds for June 2018

The Investor Guide to Vanguard Funds for June is AVAILABLE NOW! - Links to the June data files are posted below. Market Perspective: Be Cautious of Emerging Markets - Small-caps and technology powered the equity market over the past month. The Russell 2000 Index gained 4.29 percent, and the Nasdaq ...more
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Market Perspective for June 18, 2018

Equities opened the week lower after German Chancellor Angela Merkel faced dissent over migration policy. iShares MSCI Germany (EWG) fell 2 percent before recovering slightly during Monday trading. As a major component in international funds, the dip in the German … Continue reading »

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Global Momentum Guide for June 18, 2018

Click Here to view today's Global Momentum Guide -   - WEEKLY SECTOR MOVERS - The Nasdaq increased 1.32 percent in the past week, the Russell 2000 Index 0.68 percent and the S&P 500 Index 0.01 percent. The MSCI EAFE Index fell 0.52 percent and the Dow Jones Industrial Average 0.89 percent. - ...more
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Market Perspective for June 15, 2018

The Nasdaq led the major indexes with a gain of 1.45 percent this week. Consumer discretionary pulled the index higher after a judge approved the AT&T (T) Time Warner (TWX) merger. The decision opened the door to further consolidation in … Continue reading »

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