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ETF & Mutual Fund Watchlist for July 26, 2017

All four of the major indexes have hit new all-time highs over the past week. Strong earnings reports across all sectors have contributed to market strength. Amgen (AMGN) and Coca-Cola (KO) recently beat earnings, lifting biotechnology and consumer staples sectors. … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for July 24, 2017

The Nasdaq climbed to another new all-time high on Monday as technology and financials outperformed, while the broader market closed slightly lower. This will be a big earnings and data week. On Monday, manufacturing and services flash PMIs for July … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for July 21, 2017

Several indexes hit new all-time highs this week, led by a 1.19-percent Nasdaq gain. Earnings were largely positive for stocks, and investors focused on growth and guidance as well. Netflix (NFLX) missed earnings, but more than doubled estimates for new … Continue reading »

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ETF & Mutual Fund Watchlist for July 19, 2017

The Nasdaq and SPDR Technology (XLK) both climbed to new all-time highs on Wednesday. Shares of Amazon (AMZN) moved back above $1000 per- share and Netflix (NFLX) jumped after reporting earnings. AMZN, NFLX and Facebook (FB) all traded at new … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for July 17, 2017

Equities opened the week in record territory. The S&P 500 Index, Dow Jones Industrial Average and Russell 2000 all closed at new highs on Friday. Housing data for June and July is on tap this week, as well as July’s … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for July 14, 2017

The Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500 and Russell 2000 closed at new all-time highs this week. The Nasdaq led with a gain of 2.59 percent, the S&P 500 climbed 1.41 percent, the Dow 1.04 percent, and the Russell 2000 … Continue reading »

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ETF & Mutual Fund Watchlist for July 12, 2017

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testified before Congress on Wednesday, focusing on gradual rate hikes and balance sheet reduction plans. Her comments did little to sway December rate hike odds, which remain near 50 percent, though the U.S. 10-year Treasury … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for July 10, 2017

Equities continued to move higher following Friday’s positive jobs report. Financials and industrials are both nearing all-time highs. iShares U.S. Home Construction (ITB) hit another new 52-week high last week and opened at a new high on Monday. Inflation data … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for July 7, 2017

Today’s strong June jobs report propelled the market into positive territory for the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.30 percent for the week, the Nasdaq climbed 0.21 percent, and the S&P 500 rose 0.07 percent. The Dow benefited … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for July 3, 2017

Financials led the market higher during Monday’s abbreviated trading, while technology shares continued to trade lower. SPDR Financials (XLF) gained 1.18 percent and SPDR Technology (XLK) fell 0.69 percent. Rising interest rates sent SPDR Utilities (XLU) down 0.46 percent. The … Continue reading »

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