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Market Perspective for May 22, 2020

Equities rallied this week. The S&P 500 Index, Nasdaq and Dow Jones Industrial Average gained a similar 3.56, 3.40 and 3.29 percent, respectively. The small-cap Russell 2000 increased 7.84 percent. SPDR Industrial (XLI) climbed 7.30 percent. SPDR Energy (XLE) rebounded … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for May 18, 2020

Equities jumped higher overnight after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell told 60 Minutes that it could do more to boost the markets. When asked by reporter Scott Pelley, “Has the Fed done all it can do?” Powell answered: “There’s a … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for May 15, 2020

The Nasdaq decreased 1.14 percent this week, the S&P 500 Index 2.22 percent and the Dow Jones Industrial Average 2.62 percent. SPDR Healthcare (XLV) advanced 0.98 percent as biotechnology and pharmaceutical shares extended their rallies. iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology (IBB) climbed … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for May 11, 2020

The Nasdaq extended its winning streak with an increase of 0.78 percent on Monday. It has risen 2.45 percent in 2020, while the S&P 500 Index remains down 9.30 percent. Healthcare was the best performing sector of the day climbing … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for May 8, 2020

The Nasdaq increased 5.95 percent this week, the S&P 500 Index 3.42 percent and the Dow Jones Industrial Average 2.48 percent. Economic data was better than expected, even though there was little good news. Additionally, with many states ending their … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for May 4, 2020

Equities started the week on a positive note. The Nasdaq increased 1.23 percent to lead the major indexes as investors remain bullish on the technology sector. The S&P 500 gained 0.42 percent, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average returned 0.11 … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for April 25, 2020

Equities saw modest losses on the week. The Nasdaq slipped 0.16 percent, the S&P 500 Index 1.29 percent and the Dow Jones Industrial Average 1.90 percent. Biotechnology extended its winning streak despite concerns over the viability of Gilead’s (GILD) coronavirus … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for April 17, 2020

The Nasdaq rallied 7.05 percent this week, the S&P 500 4.59 percent, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average 3.84 percent. Investors reacted positively to the potential opening of the U.S. economy and advancements in COVID-19 treatments. SPDR Consumer Discretionary (XLY) … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for April 13, 2020

The Nasdaq increased 0.48 percent on Monday after Amazon (AMZN) said it will hire 75,000 new workers. Both Amazon and its main competitor Wal-Mart (WMT) are near all-time highs. Netflix (NFLX) and other companies expected to benefit from quarantine also … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for April 10, 2020

Equities staged a broad rally this week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 12.63 percent for the week, the S&P 500 Index 12.07 percent and the Nasdaq 10.58 percent. The major indexes have retraced 50 percent of their losses between … Continue reading »

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