Category Archives: Free Content

Market Perspective for January 20, 2018

U.S. equities pushed on to new records this week despite profit-taking in some of the best performing sectors. The Nasdaq and Dow Jones Industrial Average both increased 1.04 percent to lead the major indexes. The Dow Transports fell 0.60 percent … Continue reading »

Posted in All Content, Free Content

ETF & Mutual Fund Watchlist for January 17, 2018

Transportation stocks led the market over the past week as traders rotated out of interest rate-sensitive utilities. The Dow Jones Industrial Average also advanced. The financial sector was the best large-sector performer after interest rates spiked. Telecommunications and consumer staples … Continue reading »

Posted in All Content, Free Content

ETF & Mutual Fund Watchlist for January 10, 2018

Transportation stocks led the market over the past week as traders rotated out of interest rate-sensitive utilities. The Dow Jones Industrial Average also advanced. The financial sector was the best large-sector performer after interest rates spiked. Telecommunications and consumer staples … Continue reading »

Posted in All Content, Free Content

Market Perspective for January 8, 2018

Stocks opened to mixed trading on Monday before moving on to new all-time highs. Technology pulled the market higher, while healthcare weighed. Semiconductors rebounded from last week’s flawed CPU news. iShares PHLX Semiconductor (SOXX) approached its all-time high. The Dow … Continue reading »

Posted in All Content, Free Content

Market Perspective for January 5, 2018

The Nasdaq led the week’s performance with an increase of 3.38 percent. The S&P 500 advanced 2.60 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average 2.33 percent. Technology SPDR (XLK) and Materials SPDR (XLB) returned 3.67 and 3.78 percent this week. The … Continue reading »

Posted in All Content, Free Content

ETF & Mutual Fund Watchlist for January 3, 2018

Technology had a great run in 2017, but relative to the broader market, it is currently trading at much lower levels. The healthcare sector peaked in 2015 relative to the S&P 500 and has since trailed the market. Pharmaceuticals weighed … Continue reading »

Posted in All Content, Free Content

Market Perspective for December 29, 2017

A Special Thank You:  I hope you have enjoyed a prosperous 2017.  Every one of us at the Mutual Fund Investor Guide appreciates your friendship and continued trust in our newsletter.  Over the past year, we have enjoyed speaking with … Continue reading »

Posted in All Content, Free Content

ETF & Mutual Fund Watchlist for December 27, 2017

Tax reform drove the Dow Transports to wide outperformance, followed by a small outperformance by the Dow Industrials. The Nasdaq underperformed. Industrials led the larger sectors, followed by consumer discretionary and financials, while technology trailed. Rising oil prices brought energy … Continue reading »

Posted in All Content, Free Content

Market Perspective for December 22, 2017

Traders drove up tax-sensitive shares early in the week and sold as the tax reform bill became law on Friday. Nevertheless, the Russell 2000 and Dow Jones Industrials Average gained 0.82 and 0.42 percent for the week. The S&P 500 … Continue reading »

Posted in All Content, Free Content

Market Perspective for December 18, 2017

Equities rallied to new highs on Monday as the tax bill heads for passage. President Trump is expected to sign the bill later this week. The small-cap Russell 2000 gained more than 1 percent. The Nasdaq crossed 7000 for the … Continue reading »

Posted in All Content, Free Content