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Special Report: The Best Funds for Volatile Markets in 2020

The Best Funds for Volatile Markets in 2020 The last several weeks have been exceedingly difficult for investors. We have witnessed dramatic market fluctuations, and the market decline has been unsettling for all investors. We want to share our thoughts on the current economic situation … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for June 13, 2020

Equities consolidated recent gains this week after the Federal Reserve held interest rates steady. The Nasdaq declined 2.31 percent, the S&P 500 Index 4.81 percent and the Dow Jones Industrial Average 5.57 percent. SPDR Technology (XLK) slid 2.03 percent this … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for June 8, 2020

Equities extended their rally on Monday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied 1.70 percent, the S&P 500 Index 1.20 percent and the Nasdaq 1.13 percent. Heavily shorted sectors led the market. SPDR Energy (XLE) jumped 4.50 percent. Subsectors such as … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for June 6, 2020

Equities surged this week on strong economic data, including an exceptional unemployment report that showed jobs increased in May. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 6.77 percent, the S&P 500 Index 4.90 percent and the Nasdaq 3.35 percent. SPDR Energy … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for May 30, 2020

Equities extended their recovery with the S&P 500 Index climbing past 3,000 this week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 3.74 percent. The S&P 500 Index and Nasdaq gained 3.25 percent and 2.18 percent, respectively. Utilities, financials and industrials were … Continue reading »

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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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