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Market Perspective for September 22, 2017

The Russell 2000 joined the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Nasdaq and S&P 500 when it exceeded its old high on Friday. The Russell 2000 was the strongest index this week with a 1.33-percent rise. The Dow and S&P 500 saw … Continue reading »

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ETF & Mutual Fund Watchlist for September 20, 2017

The major indexes hit new all-time highs over the past week, with only the Russell 2000 trailing.  iShares Russell 2000 (IWM), however, is just 0.5 percent from joining them. SPDR Financials (XLF) approached its 52-week high set in August this … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for September 18, 2017

Stocks started the week at new all-time highs. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 finished last week at record highs and the Nasdaq joined them on Monday. The Russell 2000 is less than 1 percent off its all-time … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for September 15, 2017

Equities climbed into record territory this week. Energy and insurance rebounded strongly and every major sector moved higher except utilities, which was weighed by rising interest rates. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and Russell 2000 were the strongest of the … Continue reading »

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ETF & Mutual Fund Watchlist for September 13, 2017

Stocks quickly moved into record territory this week as hurricane risks subsided and recovery began. Only the Russell 2000 Index has yet to make a new all-time high in September. Financials have rebounded strongly in the past week as SPDR … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for September 11, 2017

Equities opened higher on Monday after Hurricane Irma weakened rapidly on Sunday. SPDR S&P Insurance (KIE) rose 3 percent at the opening to its highest level in two weeks. The 10-year Treasury yield rebounded above 2.1 percent for the largest … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for September 8, 2017

Energy, consumer staples and healthcare led this week, but the overall market drifted lower as investors assessed Hurricane Irma. SPDR Energy (XLE), Consumer Staples (XLP) and Healthcare (XLV) rallied 1.29, 0.22 and 1.61 percent respectively. SPDR S&P Insurance (KIE) fell … Continue reading »

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ETF & Mutual Fund Watchlist for September 6, 2017

Apple (AAPL) shares pushed the Nasdaq to a new all-time high over the past week. Facebook (FB) approached its all-time high, while Google (GOOGL) and Amazon (AMZN) remained in consolidation. Biotechnology’s breakout held up this week. SPDR S&P Biotech (XBI) … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for September 5, 2017

Stocks opened the week choppy as geopolitical concerns in North Korea and another wave of hurricane activity contributed to volatility. Isolated pipelines and refineries restarted this week, alleviating some of the weather-related supply concerns. Shares of U.S. Gasoline (UGA) fell … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for September 1, 2017

Equities rallied this week, led by the Nasdaq’s 2.71 percent gain. Biotechnology shares rallied sharply after Gilead Sciences (GILD) announced the cash buyout of Kite Pharma (KITE). The FDA also approved a promising new Novartis drug for cancer. iShares Nasdaq … Continue reading »

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