Monthly Archives: September 2018

Global Momentum Guide for October 1, 2018

Click Here to view today's Global Momentum Guide -   - WEEKLY SECTOR MOVERS - The Nasdaq gained 0.74 percent last week. The S&P 500 Index declined 0.53 percent, the Russell 2000 Index 0.92 percent, the Dow Jones Industrial Average 1.03 percent and the MSCI EAFE 1.07 percent. The Nasdaq has ...more
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Market Perspective for September 28, 2018

The Nasdaq climbed 0.74 percent. SPDR Technology (XLK) rallied 0.95 percent and SPDR Healthcare (XLV) rose 0.89 percent. Although the 10-year treasury yield crossed 3.10 percent mid-week, it ended down for the week at 3.06 percent. Utilities rallied in response … Continue reading »

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ETF & Mutual Fund Watchlist for September 26, 2018

The Federal Reserve raised interest rates a quarter point today, as expected. The accompanying policy statement was hawkish on rate hikes in 2019. Bonds reacted favorably to the Fed’s statement, except for long-term U.S. treasuries. iShares 20+ Year Treasury (TLT) … Continue reading »

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The ETF Investor Guide for September 2018

The September Issue of the ETF Investor Guide AVAILABLE NOW! - Links to the September Data Files have been posted below - Market Perspective:  Small Business Optimism Soars - The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 3.94 percent over the past month. The Nasdaq, S&P 500 and Russell 2000 all ...more
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Market Perspective for September 24, 2018

The Federal Reserve will likely raise interest rates by 25 basis points this week. Bond markets started pricing in the move in late August. The 10-year Treasury yield traded near 3.10 percent on Monday, a four-month high. Floating-rate and short-term … Continue reading »

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Global Momentum Guide for September 24, 2018

Click Here to view today's Global Momentum Guide -   - WEEKLY SECTOR MOVERS - The MSCI EAFE rallied 2.88 percent last week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average 2.21 percent and the S&P 500 Index 0.84 percent. The Nasdaq declined 0.29 percent and the Russell 2000 Index 0.55 percent. The Nasdaq has ...more
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Market Perspective for September 21, 2018

Equities hit new all-time highs this week led by a strong rebound in value sectors and the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The DJIA rallied 2.25 percent and the S&P 500 Index climbed 0.85 percent. The Nasdaq fell 0.15 percent. SPDR … Continue reading »

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ETF & Mutual Fund Watchlist for September 19, 2018

The past week of trading featured a rotation from growth to value as interest rates increased. The Dow Jones Industrial Average outperformed the Nasdaq by nearly 2 percentage points. This week’s rally lifted SPDR DJIA (DIA) to a new all-time … Continue reading »

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The Investor Guide to Vanguard Funds for September 2018

The Investor Guide to Vanguard Funds for September is AVAILABLE NOW! - Links to the September data files are posted below. Market Perspective:  Expect Rate Hikes to Continue - The divergence between domestic and foreign equities widened in August. All major U.S. indexes enjoyed solid rallies of ...more
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Market Perspective for September 17, 2018

Stocks were mixed on Monday. Consumer staples, utilities and materials rose, offset by weakness in technology and consumer discretionary. The Dow Jones Industrial major index performance with a 0.35-percent decline. SPDR Consumer Staples (XLP) gained 0.38 percent, SPDR Materials (XLB) … Continue reading »

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