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Market Perspective for June 10, 2019

Equities moved higher on Monday as indexes move to recover recent losses. The Nasdaq rose 1.05 percent. The index has now regained more than half of the 711-point decline in May. The Russell 2000 Index, S&P 500 Index and Dow … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for June 7, 2019

Equities rebounded soundly this week. The Dow Jones Industrial Index gained 4.71 percent, the S&P 500 Index 4.41 percent, the Nasdaq 3.91 percent and the Russell 2000 Index 3.34 percent. SPDR Materials (XLB) jumped 9.04 percent. SPDR Technology (XLK) rallied … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for June 3, 2019

Large technology companies slumped after the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice launched investigations into Apple (AAPL), Alphabet (GOOGL), Amazon (AMZN) and Facebook (FB). The Nasdaq declined 1.61 percent and the S&P 500 0.28 percent. SPDR Communication Services (XLC), … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for May 31, 2019

Equities slipped as the technology sector led the market lower for the month. The Nasdaq lost 7.40 percent, while the Russell 2000 Index declined 3.21 percent. The S&P 500 Index declined 2.62 percent and the Dow Jones Industrial Average 3.01 … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for May 28, 2019

Equities opened the week lower on Tuesday led by a drop in the utilities and consumer staples sector. SPDR Utilities (XLU) fell 1.64 percent and SPDR Consumer Staples (XLP) slipped 1.63 percent. Tobacco stocks drove the move in the consumer … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for May 24, 2019

The Dow Jones Industrial Average delivered the best return for the week, declining 0.69 percent. The S&P 500 Index dipped 1.17 percent, the Russell 2000 Index 1.41 percent and the Nasdaq 2.36 percent. Healthcare funds performed exceptionally well. SPDR Healthcare … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for May 13, 2019

China put tariffs on $60 billion worth of U.S. imports on Monday, with rates ranging from 5 percent to 25 percent. The S&P 500 Index declined 2.41 percent on the day. Apple (AAPL) led the technology sector lower when the … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for May 10, 2019

The broad market rally in 2019 finally ran into some resistance this week. The S&P 500 Index and Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 2.2 and 2.1 percent, respectively. ┬áiShares MSCI Emerging Markets (EEM) slumped 5.0 percent as Chinese shares sold … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for May 6, 2019

Producer and consumer inflation will headline a light week of economic data. Economists forecast producer prices will have increased 0.2 percent in April. They predict consumer prices rose 0.4 percent and core CPI climbed 0.2 percent. The Job Openings and … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for May 3, 2019

Stocks moved sharply higher on Friday following excellent April employment data. For the week, the Russell 2000 Index gained 1.40 percent to lead the major indexes. The Nasdaq finished with an increase of 0.22 percent after being down 2 percent … Continue reading »

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