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Market Perspective for December 14, 2018

For the week, the Nasdaq slipped 0.84 percent, while both the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 1.2 percent. While the market was down slightly on the week, U.S. economic data was strong. The Job Openings and Labor … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for December 10, 2018

Equities staged a midday rally, with the Nasdaq gaining 0.74 percent and the S&P 500 Index 0.17 percent. The Dow Jones Industrial Averaged 0.14 percent on the day. Major indexes bounced off long-term support levels that have held in 2018, … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for December 7, 2018

The markets declined this week, but they failed to create a potential panic. The S&P 500 Index failed to sustain a break below 2630 on Thursday and Friday. Going back to November 20, this level has been tested six times … Continue reading »

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ETF & Mutual Fund Watchlist for December 5, 2018

Markets are closed today for the funeral of President George H.W. Bush. Tuesday closed with major indexes falling approximately 3 percent. Numerous financial commentators blamed fund companies for selling due to rules-based models. The more likely and simpler explanation is: … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for December 3, 2018

Stocks jumped on Monday morning after President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed they would impose a truce to the trade war. China may also reduce auto tariffs that were hiked to 40 percent as part of the ongoing … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for November 30, 2018

Equities rallied today, ahead of the G20 meetings in Buenos Aires. The S&P 500 Index gained 0.82 percent, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average and NASDAQ both gained 0.79 percent. The Russell 2000 Index increased 0.52 percent. Technology stocks led … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for November 26, 2018

The stock market opened higher today, with the S&P 500 Index rallying 1.55 percent. The Dow Jones Industrial average gained 1.46 percent and the Nasdaq 2.06 percent. The Russell 2000 Index increased 1.16 percent. SPDR Financial (XLF) gained 2.06 percent … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for November 23, 2018

The stock market declined on the week with the S&P 500 losing 3.8 percent, the Dow Jones Industrial average 4.4 percent and the Nasdaq 4.3 percent. The Russell 2000 Index was the best performer among major indexes, declining only 2.48 … Continue reading »

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ETF & Mutual Fund Watchlist for November 21, 2018

Small-caps and the Dow Transports have outperformed over the past week. Technology dragged the major indexes lower. Technology weighed on consumer discretionary and communications services this week. Even though crude oil tumbled to a new low this week, energy and … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for November 19, 2018

Equities closed lower to start the week as the Nasdaq declined 3.03 percent. Facebook (FB), Nvidia (NVDA) and Apple (AAPL) dragged on the index. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 1.56 percent. SPDR Utilities (XLU) and Real Estate (XLRE) gained … Continue reading »

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