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Market Perspective for May 31, 2019

Equities slipped as the technology sector led the market lower for the month. The Nasdaq lost 7.40 percent, while the Russell 2000 Index declined 3.21 percent. The S&P 500 Index declined 2.62 percent and the Dow Jones Industrial Average 3.01 … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for May 28, 2019

Equities opened the week lower on Tuesday led by a drop in the utilities and consumer staples sector. SPDR Utilities (XLU) fell 1.64 percent and SPDR Consumer Staples (XLP) slipped 1.63 percent. Tobacco stocks drove the move in the consumer … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for May 24, 2019

The Dow Jones Industrial Average delivered the best return for the week, declining 0.69 percent. The S&P 500 Index dipped 1.17 percent, the Russell 2000 Index 1.41 percent and the Nasdaq 2.36 percent. Healthcare funds performed exceptionally well. SPDR Healthcare … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for May 13, 2019

China put tariffs on $60 billion worth of U.S. imports on Monday, with rates ranging from 5 percent to 25 percent. The S&P 500 Index declined 2.41 percent on the day. Apple (AAPL) led the technology sector lower when the … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for May 10, 2019

The broad market rally in 2019 finally ran into some resistance this week. The S&P 500 Index and Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 2.2 and 2.1 percent, respectively. ¬†iShares MSCI Emerging Markets (EEM) slumped 5.0 percent as Chinese shares sold … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for May 6, 2019

Producer and consumer inflation will headline a light week of economic data. Economists forecast producer prices will have increased 0.2 percent in April. They predict consumer prices rose 0.4 percent and core CPI climbed 0.2 percent. The Job Openings and … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for May 3, 2019

Stocks moved sharply higher on Friday following excellent April employment data. For the week, the Russell 2000 Index gained 1.40 percent to lead the major indexes. The Nasdaq finished with an increase of 0.22 percent after being down 2 percent … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for April 29, 2019

Equities extended their gains with the S&P 500 Index hitting a new all-time high, the first since September 2018. The Nasdaq also achieved a new all-time high. ¬†The S&P 500 Index gained 0.11 percent on the day, while the Nasdaq … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for April 26, 2019

Stocks continued move higher this week, led by the 1.83-percent return in the Nasdaq. The Russell 2000 Index rose 1.66 percent and the S&P 500 Index 1.20 percent. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 0.06 percent because of earnings misses … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for April 22, 2019

Equities were mixed in a light-volume post-holiday trading session. Many overseas markets were closed in observance of Easter. The Nasdaq was the best performing major index, gaining 0.22 percent. The S&P 500 index roses 0.10 percent. The Dow Jones Industrial … Continue reading »

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