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Market Perspective for August 8, 2020

Positive economic news lifted equities this week. The Russell 2000 Index gained 5.80 percent, the Dow Jones Industrial Average 3.82 percent, the Nasdaq 2.46 percent and the S&P 500 Index 2.45 percent. SPDR Industrial (XLI) advanced 4.75 percent, while SPDR … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for August 4, 2020

Equities started off the week on a bullish footing after manufacturing PMIs showed the U.S., Germany and Chinese economies all rebounding. The S&P 500 Index gained 0.90 percent and briefly traded above 3300 for the first time since February. The … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for July 27, 2020

Technology stocks drove the broad indexes higher on Monday. The Nasdaq climbed 1.67 percent, the Russell 2000 Index 1.16 percent, the S&P 500 Index 0.74 percent and the Dow Jones Industrial Average 0.43 percent. SPDR Technology (XLK) advanced 1.58 percent, … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for July 25, 2020

The S&P 500 Index declined 0.28 percent this week, the Russell 2000 Index 0.39 percent this week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.76 percent and the Nasdaq 1.33 percent. SPDR Energy (XLE) advanced 2.21 percent on the week, aided … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for July 20, 2020

Technology drove the indexes higher on Monday; Amazon (AMZN) jumped 7.97 percent. The Nasdaq increased 2.51 percent on the day, while the S&P 500 gained 0.84 percent. The Dow Jones Industrial Average increased 0.03 percent. The Russell 2000 Index fell … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for July 13, 2020

The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.04 percent on the day. The Nasdaq lost 2.13 percent, while the S&P 500 declined 0.94 percent. The Russell 2000 retreated 1.34 percent. SPDR Healthcare (XLV) gained 0.57 percent on Monday, SPDR Financials (XLF) … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for July 3, 2020

Equities rallied over the holiday shortened trading week. Strong economic data and Federal Reserve intervention boosted investor sentiment. The Nasdaq increased 4.65 percent, the S&P 500 Index 4.04 percent and the Dow Jones Industrial Average 3.26 percent. SPDR Consumer Discretionary … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for June 30, 2020

Equities opened higher on Monday as the Federal Reserve‚Äôs Primary Market Corporate Credit Facility (PMCCF) opened for business. The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 2.32 percent to lead the major indexes. The small-cap Russell 2000 advanced 3.08 percent. SPDR Industrials … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for June 22, 2020

Tech stocks powered the major indexes on Monday. The Nasdaq led with an increase of 1.11 percent, while the S&P 500 gained 0.65 percent and the Dow Jones Industrial Average 0.59 percent. SPDR Technology (XLK) rose 1.88 percent and Amazon … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for June 20, 2020

Stocks rallied this week, led by a 3.74-percent advance by the Nasdaq. The S&P 500 Index increased 1.88 percent and the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.06 percent. SPDR Healthcare (XLV) gained 3.23 percent, SPDR Technology (XLK) 2.88 percent and … Continue reading »

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