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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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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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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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Market Perspective for April 6, 2018

Equities were choppy this week, with indexes gaining roughly 5 percent off their Monday lows, but closing lower on Friday as trade rhetoric escalated. Companies most exposed to potential Chinese retaliation such as Boeing (BA) and Caterpillar (CAT) declined sharply. … Continue reading »

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ETF & Mutual Fund Watchlist for April 4, 2018

Equities moved into the black on Wednesday, solidly rebounding from Monday’s losses.  The Dow Transports, Dow Industrials, and the Russell 2000 led index performance, while the Nasdaq lagged. The financial and healthcare sectors led the market this week. Consumer discretionary’s … Continue reading »

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ETF & Mutual Fund Watchlist for March 28, 2018

Index Internet and social media stocks pulled the Nasdaq lower over the past week. Market neutral and short-term bond funds have held up well. Vanguard Market Neutral (VMNFX) gained 1.54 percent in the 10 days through March 27. Calamos Market … Continue reading »

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