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Market Perspective for August 19, 2019

Equities rallied on Monday as the market extended its relief rally amid stimulus talk in Germany and interest rate reform in China. The Nasdaq was the best performing index on the day, rising 1.35 percent. The S&P 500 Index returned … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for August 12, 2019

The S&P 500 Index declined 1.23 percent on the day, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 1.48 percent.  The NASDAQ fell 1.20 percent. SPDR Real Estate (XLRE) slipped 0.13 percent, SPDR Utilities (XLU) 0.20 percent, SPDR Consumer Staples (XLP) … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for August 9, 2019

The S&P 500 Index slipped 0.47 percent on the week.  Still, several our preferred funds provided solid returns.  SPDR Healthcare (XLV), SPDR Consumer Discretionary (XLY) and SPDR Consumer Staples (XLP) increased 0.42 percent, 0.14 percent and 0.12 percent, respectively. Utilities … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for August 6, 2019

Equities opened the week lower after China let the yuan slip against the U.S. dollar. The central bank had called that a red line in the past but eased away from that in recent months as economic pressure weighed. Although … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for July 29, 2019

Equities opened the week mixed. The Dow Jones Industrial Average led the major indexes with a gain of 0.11 percent. The S&P 500 and NASDAQ declined 0.16 and 0.44 percent, respectively. Real estate and utilities both increased on Monday ahead … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for July 26, 2019

Equity indexes rallied to new all-time highs this week after several strong earnings reports. The Nasdaq advanced 2.26 percent, the Russell 2000 Index 2.03 percent, the S&P 500 Index 1.65 percent and the Dow Jones Industrial Average 0.14 percent. Communication … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for July 22, 2019

Equities rallied higher on Monday ahead of an important week of earnings reports. The Nasdaq led with an advance of 0.70 percent as Apple (AAPL) and Microsoft (MSFT) rose 2.29 percent and 1.32 percent, respectively. SPDR Technology (XLK) gained 1.15 … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for July 15, 2019

The major indexes were mixed on Monday as investors brace for earnings season. The Nasdaq rose 0.17 percent, while the S&P 500 gained 0.02 percent. The Dow Jones Industrial Average returned 0.10 percent. SPDR Utilities (XLU) advanced 0.40 percent, SPDR … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for July 13, 2019

The Dow Jones Industrial Average, Nasdaq and S&P 500 Index all made new all-time highs as strong economic data lifted stocks. The Dow crossed 27,000 for the first time and the S&P 500 Index closed above 3000. The Dow gained … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for July 8, 2019

Equities opened the week lower on Monday, with the S&P 500 Index declining 0.48 percent. A downgrade of Apple (AAPL) to sell by a single analyst pushed shares down 2.06 percent and contributed to the broader index weakness. SPDR Technology … Continue reading »

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