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Market Perspective for January 31, 2020

Numerous companies reported strong earnings this week, led by Amazon (AMZN). The retail and web services giant beat profit forecasts by 60 percent. Amazon shares gained 7 percent following the news and made a new all-time intraday high. United States … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for January 24, 2020

Despite strong earnings, the Nasdaq decreased 0.66 percent on the week. The S&P 500 Index declined 0.76 percent and the Dow Jones Industrial Average 1.05 percent. The dip this week lowered the Nasdaq’s return this year to 3.83 percent. The … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for January 18, 2020

The Nasdaq gained 2.27 percent this week, the S&P 500 Index 1.95 percent and the Dow Jones Industrial Average 1.80 percent. Technology pulled the major indexes higher. SPDR Technology (XLK) increased 2.94 percent. Networking stocks have been strong of late, … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for January 13, 2020

Stocks added to their 2020 gains today with the S&P 500 Index gaining 0.70 percent. Technology pulled the market higher with SPDR Technology (XLK) gaining 1.35 percent. iShares PHLX Semiconductor (SOXX) rallied 1.27 percent, iShares Expanded Tech Software (IGV) 1.17 … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for January 10, 2020

Equities extended their 2020 winning streak, with the Nasdaq increasing 1.74 percent. The S&P 500 Index returned 0.93 percent and the Dow Jones Industrial Average 0.66 percent. Technology powered the market gains. SPDR Technology (XLK) rallied 2.18 percent. Software led … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for January 6, 2020

Major indexes rallied on Monday, with the Nasdaq leading the major indexes with an increase of 0.56 percent. Gains were concentrated in the communication services. SPDR Communication Services (XLC) advanced 1.34 percent. Energy and healthcare were strong as well. SPDR … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for January 3, 2020

The Nasdaq increased 0.18 percent over the holiday shortened week, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.03 percent and the S&P 500 Index 0.14 percent. During 2019, Invesco QQQ (QQQ) advanced 38.96 percent. SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) gained 31.22 … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for December 30, 2019

Equities opened the week with small losses. The Russell 2000 Index declined 0.30 percent, while the S&P 500 Index slipped 0.58 percent. The S&P 500 Index has gained 28.50 percent for the year through Monday’s close. The technology sector should … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for December 27, 2019

The Santa Claus rally did not disappoint, lifting stocks to new all-time highs. The Nasdaq closed above the 9000 level for the first time in history. It was also the best performing major index on the week, gaining 0.95 percent. … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for December 23, 2019

Equities extended their gains on Monday after China cut tariffs on pork and technology imports. The Dow Jones Industrial Average increased 0.34 percent. The S&P 500 and NASDAQ gained 0.09 and 0.23 percent, respectively. Crude oil held steady at $60.64 … Continue reading »

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