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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 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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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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Market Perspective for April 16, 2018

Stocks rose on Monday, led by industrials, consumer staples, energy, and materials. Crude oil declined as tensions in Syria eased. Long-term bonds were choppy in Monday trading. Both the 10- and 30-year treasury yields have trended lower since a peak … Continue reading »

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Global Momentum Guide for April 16, 2018

Click Here to view today's Global Momentum Guide -   - WEEKLY SECTOR MOVERS - The Nasdaq gained 2.77 percent last week, the Russell 2000 Index 2.39 percent, the S&P 500 Index 1.99 percent, the Dow Jones Industrial Average 1.79 percent and the MSCI EAFE 1.45 percent. This year, the Nasdaq has ...more
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ETF & Mutual Fund Watchlist for April 11, 2018

Equities were choppy over the past week, but most major indexes rose into Wednesday trading. The Dow Jones Industrial Average underperformed. The S&P 500 Index has bounced off its 200-day moving average four times in April, historically consistent with mild … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for April 9, 2018

Stocks rallied on Monday as trade war fears ebbed. President Trump expects China will lower its trade barriers. President Xi will address the Boao Forum on Tuesday (this evening in the U.S.), his first address at the economic summit since … Continue reading »

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