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Market Perspective for August 13, 2018

Important Notice for Fidelity Investors: On Friday, Fidelity split more than a dozen funds.  Many popular funds were split, including Contrafund (FCNTX), Magellan (FMAGX), Biotechnology (FBIOX), Technology (FSPTX) and Healthcare (FSPHX).  Mutual funds splits work like stock splits. The number … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for August 10, 2018

The Russell 2000 Index led index performance this week with an 0.80-percent gain thanks to its reduced exposure to emerging markets. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 Index declined on Friday after Turkey’s currency collapse dragged on emerging … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for August 3, 2018

Despite opening the week with a loss of 1.5 percent, the Nasdaq rose 1.37 percent on the week after Apple (AAPL) delivered a strong earnings report. Apple iPhone sales were flat in its fiscal third quarter versus a year-ago, but … Continue reading »

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ETF & Mutual Fund Watchlist for August 1, 2018

The Dow Jones Industrial Average led major indexes this week following transportation subsector strength and a significant rotation from growth to value. Industrial stocks were last week’s best performers, while technology stocks were the weakest. Consumer discretionary also declined with … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for July 30, 2018

FANG stocks pulled the technology and consumer discretionary sectors and the broader market lower on Monday. Facebook (FB) fell 2.19 percent on the day, Amazon (AMZN) 2.06 percent, and Netflix (NFLX) 5.71 percent. Financials, materials, and energy were positive for … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for July 27, 2018

The now $20-trillion U.S. economy grew at a 4.1-percent annualized pace in the second quarter, in line with forecasts. Personal consumption rose 4 percent. Exports were responsible for 1 percentage point, or roughly 25 percent of growth. Economists believe this … Continue reading »

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ETF & Mutual Fund Watchlist for July 25, 2018

Strong Alphabet (GOOG) earnings lifted the Nasdaq higher on Tuesday and into the black for the week. The Dow Industrials and Russell 2000 are near short-term resistance levels. The financial sector has been rising with long-term interest rates. Stronger economic … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for July 23, 2018

Equities moved higher on Monday with interest rates after Barclays hiked its second-quarter GDP growth estimate to 5.3 percent. The 10-year Treasury yield saw its largest one-day gain since mid-May. This week will be light on economic data, but not … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for July 20, 2018

Transportation stocks led market performance this week with strong earnings reports from airlines and railroads. The Dow Transports climbed 1.85 percent. The Russell 2000, rose 0.58 percent. Retail sales increased 0.5 percent in June and May’s growth was revised higher … Continue reading »

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ETF & Mutual Fund Watchlist for July 18, 2018

The Dow Transports outperformed over the past week after rail and air transportation stock beat earnings. CSX Corp (CSX) far exceeded earnings estimates. Analysts expected $0.86 per share in earnings, but the company delivered 17 percent more with $1.01 per … Continue reading »

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