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Market Perspective for September 16, 2019

The Russell 2000 Index rallied 0.41 percent after a shock to the oil market accelerated the rotation into value shares and accelerated the short-squeeze in the energy market. The other major indexes slipped on the day, with the S&P 500 … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for September 13, 2019

The Russell 2000 Index rallied 4.85 percent this week, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average managed a 1.56 percent advance. The S&P 500 Index and Nasdaq increased 0.92 percent and 0.86 percent, respectively. The S&P 500 Index and DJIA both … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for September 9, 2019

Equity markets were mixed on Monday. The Russell 2000 was the best performing index on the day, gaining 1.27 percent. The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 0.14 percent. The S&P 500 Index decreased 0.01 percent and the Nasdaq 0.19 percent. … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for September 6, 2019

Positive economic data in the U.S. boosted global markets. The S&P 500 Index climbed 1.88 percent this week, the Nasdaq 1.66 percent, the Dow Jones Industrial Average 1.65 percent and the Russell 2000 Index 0.59 percent. iShares Barclays 20+ Year … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for August 31, 2019

Equities rallied this week on low volume ahead of the Labor Day weekend. The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 2.94 percent, the S&P 500 Index climbed 2.69 percent, the Nasdaq 2.59 percent and the Russell 2000 Index 2.39 percent. SPDR … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for August 26, 2019

The Nasdaq advanced 1.32 percent on Monday, the Russell 2000 Index 1.13 percent, the S&P 500 Index 1.10 percent and the Dow Jones Industrial Average 1.05 percent. Technology and communication services led the market. SPDR Communication Services (XLC) advanced 1.50 … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for August 19, 2019

Equities rallied on Monday as the market extended its relief rally amid stimulus talk in Germany and interest rate reform in China. The Nasdaq was the best performing index on the day, rising 1.35 percent. The S&P 500 Index returned … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for August 12, 2019

The S&P 500 Index declined 1.23 percent on the day, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 1.48 percent.  The NASDAQ fell 1.20 percent. SPDR Real Estate (XLRE) slipped 0.13 percent, SPDR Utilities (XLU) 0.20 percent, SPDR Consumer Staples (XLP) … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for August 9, 2019

The S&P 500 Index slipped 0.47 percent on the week.  Still, several our preferred funds provided solid returns.  SPDR Healthcare (XLV), SPDR Consumer Discretionary (XLY) and SPDR Consumer Staples (XLP) increased 0.42 percent, 0.14 percent and 0.12 percent, respectively. Utilities … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for August 6, 2019

Equities opened the week lower after China let the yuan slip against the U.S. dollar. The central bank had called that a red line in the past but eased away from that in recent months as economic pressure weighed. Although … Continue reading »

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