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Market Perspective for April 8, 2019

Results for the broad indexes were mixed today. The S&P 500 finished with a gain of 0.10 percent, while the NASDAQ increased 0.19 percent.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average and Russell 2000 lost 0.32 and 0.22 percent, respectively. SPDR Energy … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for April 5, 2019

Equities extended their gains, led by small-caps, financials and transportation stocks. The Russell 2000 Index advanced 2.78 percent, the Nasdaq 2.69 percent and the S&P 500 2.14 percent.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained slightly less than 2 percent. SPDR … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for April 1, 2019

Equities closed higher on Monday after solid economic data in China and the United States. The S&P 500 Index advanced 1.16 percent. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and NASDAQ advanced 1.27 and 1.29 percent, respectively.  The Russell 2000 gained 1.06 … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for March 30, 2019

Equities rallied to end one of the strongest quarters in years. The S&P 500 Index gained 1.20 percent on the week and finished the quarter with a return of 13.58 percent.  The NASDAQ gained 1.13 percent on the week to … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for March 25, 2019

Equities opened the week flat with the Dow Jones Industrial Average gaining 0.06 percent and the Russell 2000 Index 0.46 percent. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq each fell less than 0.10 percent. Consumer discretionary, industrials and consumer staples were two … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for March 22, 2019

Technology, consumer discretionary, utilities, real estate and communication services sectors all rose on the week. Economic data showed the economy on solid footing. The National Association of Home Builders’ confidence index held steady at 62. Existing home sales for February … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for March 18, 2019

Equities opened higher on Monday, with the Russell 2000 Index increasing of 0.67 percent. Energy, financials, consumer discretionary and industrials outperformed. SPDR Energy (XLE), SPDR Financials (XLF), SPDR Consumer Discretionary (XLY) and SPDR Industrial (XLI) gained 1.39 percent, 1.01 percent, … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for March 15, 2019

The S&P 500 Index and Nasdaq made new 2019 highs this week. The Nasdaq advanced 3.77 percent, followed by a 2.89-percent rally in the S&P 500 Index. The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 1.57 percent despite Boeing (BA) weighing on … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for March 11, 2019

Shares of Boeing (BA) initially pulled the Dow Jones Industrial Average lower this morning, but a broad-based rally enabled the index to have a positive return of 0.79 percent.  The Nasdaq gained 2.02 percent, its largest one-day gain since January. … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for March 8, 2019

Stocks experienced the first down week since December. The S&P 500 Index declined 2.16 percent on the week. The broad market had gained 19 percent from its December low through last Friday. SPDR Utilities (XLU) and SPDR Real Estate (XLRE) … Continue reading »

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