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Market Perspective for February 14, 2020

The Nasdaq led the markets higher with a gain of 2.19 percent. The S&P 500 Index increased 1.56 percent and the Dow Jones Industrial Average 1.01 percent. Amazon (AMZN) helped power the consumer discretionary sector, gaining 2.71 percent. SPDR Consumer … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for February 10, 2020

The Nasdaq rallied 1.13 percent on Monday due to strong earnings news and Friday’s strong jobs number. The S&P 500 Index increased 0.73 percent and the Dow Jones Industrial Average 0.60 percent. Technology extended its winning streak. SPDR Technology (XLK) … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for February 7, 2020

The Nasdaq gained 4.06 percent this week as strong economic data and corporate earnings lifted the market. The S&P 500 Index rose 3.19 percent and the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 3.03 percent. SPDR Technology (XLK) advanced 4.60 percent thanks … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for February 3, 2020

Equities rallied on Monday following strong global manufacturing PMIs. Manufacturing improved in the U.S., China and the Eurozone. The ISM manufacturing index hit 50.9, well ahead of the 48.5 consensus forecast. The Nasdaq was the best performing index. It gained … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for January 31, 2020

Numerous companies reported strong earnings this week, led by Amazon (AMZN). The retail and web services giant beat profit forecasts by 60 percent. Amazon shares gained 7 percent following the news and made a new all-time intraday high. United States … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for January 24, 2020

Despite strong earnings, the Nasdaq decreased 0.66 percent on the week. The S&P 500 Index declined 0.76 percent and the Dow Jones Industrial Average 1.05 percent. The dip this week lowered the Nasdaq’s return this year to 3.83 percent. The … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for January 18, 2020

The Nasdaq gained 2.27 percent this week, the S&P 500 Index 1.95 percent and the Dow Jones Industrial Average 1.80 percent. Technology pulled the major indexes higher. SPDR Technology (XLK) increased 2.94 percent. Networking stocks have been strong of late, … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for January 13, 2020

Stocks added to their 2020 gains today with the S&P 500 Index gaining 0.70 percent. Technology pulled the market higher with SPDR Technology (XLK) gaining 1.35 percent. iShares PHLX Semiconductor (SOXX) rallied 1.27 percent, iShares Expanded Tech Software (IGV) 1.17 … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for January 10, 2020

Equities extended their 2020 winning streak, with the Nasdaq increasing 1.74 percent. The S&P 500 Index returned 0.93 percent and the Dow Jones Industrial Average 0.66 percent. Technology powered the market gains. SPDR Technology (XLK) rallied 2.18 percent. Software led … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for January 6, 2020

Major indexes rallied on Monday, with the Nasdaq leading the major indexes with an increase of 0.56 percent. Gains were concentrated in the communication services. SPDR Communication Services (XLC) advanced 1.34 percent. Energy and healthcare were strong as well. SPDR … Continue reading »

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