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Market Perspective for October 19, 2018

Value stocks resumed leadership this week and the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.39 percent to lead all major indexes. The Nasdaq lost 0.63 for the week as semiconductors weighed on Friday. SPDR Consumer Staples (XLP) and SPDR Utilities (XLU) … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for October 15, 2018

Stocks opened on Monday with strong buying in transportation, defense, industrials, consumer staples and small caps. The Russell 2000 led index performance on the day with a 0.42- percent advance. iShares U.S. Aerospace & Defense (ITA) gained 1.42 percent. Retail … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for October 12, 2018

It was a volatile week for stocks as technology shares led a market decline on Wednesday and Thursday. The S&P 500 index broke through its 50-day and 200-day moving averages before rallying and retaking the 200-day MA on Friday. The … Continue reading »

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ETF & Mutual Fund Watchlist for October 10, 2018

Technology and transportation pulled the markets lower this week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 Index continued to benefit from exposure to outperforming value sectors. Short-term selling has been heavy this week. Technology has weakened with semiconductors as … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for October 8, 2018

All the major stock indexes opened the day in the red on Monday but rebounded late in the day. The Dow Jones Industrial Average led performance with a gain of 0.15 percent. The Nasdaq declined 0.67 percent. Bond markets were … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for October 5, 2018

Major indexes were lower this week as interest rates broke out to the upside. The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished the week with a loss of 0.06 percent. U.S. treasury yields exited a seven-month consolidation pattern this week. The 10-year … Continue reading »

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ETF & Mutual Fund Watchlist for October 3, 2018

The Dow Jones Industrial Average led index performance on the week as General Electric (GE) announced a new CEO and wrote off $23 billion in goodwill. The Russell 2000 underperformed on the week. Relative to the S&P 500 Index, it … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for October 1, 2018

The Dow Jones Industrial Average led major indexes on Monday as General Electric (GE) announced the departure of CEO John Flannery after only 13 months at the helm. Incoming CEO Lawrence Culp was CEO of Danaher Corp from 2000 to … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for September 28, 2018

The Nasdaq climbed 0.74 percent. SPDR Technology (XLK) rallied 0.95 percent and SPDR Healthcare (XLV) rose 0.89 percent. Although the 10-year treasury yield crossed 3.10 percent mid-week, it ended down for the week at 3.06 percent. Utilities rallied in response … Continue reading »

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ETF & Mutual Fund Watchlist for September 26, 2018

The Federal Reserve raised interest rates a quarter point today, as expected. The accompanying policy statement was hawkish on rate hikes in 2019. Bonds reacted favorably to the Fed’s statement, except for long-term U.S. treasuries. iShares 20+ Year Treasury (TLT) … Continue reading »

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