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Market Perspective for July 26, 2019

Equity indexes rallied to new all-time highs this week after several strong earnings reports. The Nasdaq advanced 2.26 percent, the Russell 2000 Index 2.03 percent, the S&P 500 Index 1.65 percent and the Dow Jones Industrial Average 0.14 percent. Communication … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for July 22, 2019

Equities rallied higher on Monday ahead of an important week of earnings reports. The Nasdaq led with an advance of 0.70 percent as Apple (AAPL) and Microsoft (MSFT) rose 2.29 percent and 1.32 percent, respectively. SPDR Technology (XLK) gained 1.15 … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for July 15, 2019

The major indexes were mixed on Monday as investors brace for earnings season. The Nasdaq rose 0.17 percent, while the S&P 500 gained 0.02 percent. The Dow Jones Industrial Average returned 0.10 percent. SPDR Utilities (XLU) advanced 0.40 percent, SPDR … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for July 13, 2019

The Dow Jones Industrial Average, Nasdaq and S&P 500 Index all made new all-time highs as strong economic data lifted stocks. The Dow crossed 27,000 for the first time and the S&P 500 Index closed above 3000. The Dow gained … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for July 8, 2019

Equities opened the week lower on Monday, with the S&P 500 Index declining 0.48 percent. A downgrade of Apple (AAPL) to sell by a single analyst pushed shares down 2.06 percent and contributed to the broader index weakness. SPDR Technology … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for July 1, 2019

Equities opened strong following the G20 summit this past weekend. President Trump and President Xi agreed to resume talks and delayed implementation of further tariffs. The S&P 500 Index gained 0.67 percent and the technology-heavy Nasdaq rallied 1.06 percent. SPDR … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for June 28, 2019

The S&P 500 gained 6.86 percent in June and 3.76 percent for the second quarter.  Year-to-date, the index has gained 17.32 percent. SPDR Financials (XLF) gained 1.40 percent after the Federal Reserve said major banks passed their stress tests, clearing … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for June 24, 2019

Equities were mixed on Monday with the Dow Jones Industrial Average gaining 0.03 percent and the S&P 500 Index down 0.17 percent. Sector performance was mixed as well. SPDR Materials (XLB), SPDR Consumer Staples (XLP) and SPDR Technology (XLK) gained … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for June 17, 2019

Equities opened higher this week ahead of a crucial Federal Reserve meeting. The Russell 2000 Index rallied 0.67 percent to lead the major indexes. The Nasdaq returned 0.62 percent. Both the Dow and S&P 500 increased 0.09 percent. SPDR Communication … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for June 10, 2019

Equities moved higher on Monday as indexes move to recover recent losses. The Nasdaq rose 1.05 percent. The index has now regained more than half of the 711-point decline in May. The Russell 2000 Index, S&P 500 Index and Dow … Continue reading »

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