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Market Perspective for December 13, 2019

Equities rallied as the U.S. and China finalized a phase-one trade agreement. The Nasdaq advanced 0.91 percent, the S&P 500 Index 0.73 percent and the Dow Jones Industrial Average 0.43 percent on the week. The phase-one trade deal was light … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for December 9, 2019

Equities traded in a tight range on Monday, with the S&P 500 Index slipping 0.32 percent. Consumer sectors were the best performers on the day. SPDR Consumer Discretionary (XLY) rallied 0.12 percent and SPDR Consumer Staples (XLP) 0.08 percent. The … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for December 7, 2019

Equities rallied Friday after a strong employment report. The Bureau of Labor Statistics stated employers created 266,000 new jobs in November. The return of striking General Motor’s workers accounted for approximately 40,000 of the gains. The consensus forecast was 180,000 … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for December 2, 2019

Equities pulled back on Monday, with the S&P 500 Index losing 0.86 percent. Consumer staples was the best performing sector on Monday. SPDR Consumer Staples (XLP) advanced 0.23 percent. Boeing (BA) pulled the industrial sector lower. SPDR Industrial (XLI) slipped … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for November 29, 2019

Equities enjoyed a holiday rally as economic data showed a strengthening economy. The Nasdaq advanced 1.75 percent, the S&P 500 Index 1.04 percent and the Dow Jones Industrial Average 0.73 percent on the week. SPDR Technology (XLK) climbed 1.80 percent … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for November 25, 2019

Equities rallied to new all-time highs on merger news. Schwab (SCHW) formally announced its offer for TD Ameritrade (AMTD) and LMVH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LMVUY) made an offer for Tiffany’s (TIF). Shares of Ameritrade and Tiffany’s climbed 7.65 percent … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for November 22, 2019

Equities achieved a new all-time high on Monday, though the markets closed lower for the week. The Nasdaq fell 0.21 percent, the S&P 500 Index 0.31 percent and the Dow Jones Industrial Average 0.46 percent. Healthcare was the best performing … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for November 18, 2019

Equities were mixed on Monday. The S&P 500 set a new all-time high after gaining 0.05 percent. Consumer staples were the best performing sector. SPDR Consumer Staples (XLP) increased 0.52 percent. SPDR Consumer Discretionary (XLY) and SPDR Communication Services (XLC) … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for November 15, 2019

Major equity indexes achieved new all-time highs this week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average increased 1.18 percent on the week. The S&P 500 Index increased 0.88 percent and the Nasdaq rose 0.76 percent. SPDR Healthcare climbed 2.45 percent this week. … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for November 11, 2019

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied on Monday thanks to a surge in Boeing (BA) shares. The Dow component advanced 4.61 percent after it stated the 737 MAX could restart delivery as soon as next month. The DJIA climbed 0.05 … Continue reading »

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