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Market Perspective for September 30, 2019

The Nasdaq rallied 0.75 percent on Monday, the S&P 500 Index 0.50 percent, the Dow Jones Industrial Average 0.36 percent and the Russell 2000 Index 0.19 percent. Technology drove the rally with SPDR Technology (XLK) gaining 1.05 percent on the … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for September 27, 2019

The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 0.38 percent this week, the S&P 500 Index 0.96 percent, the Nasdaq 2.13 percent and the Russell 2000 Index 2.49 percent. SPDR Utilities (XLU) increased 1.35 percent and SPDR Consumer Staples (XLP) gained 1.28 … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for September 23, 2019

Market Perspective for September 23, 2019 The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.06 percent on a flat day of trading on Monday. The S&P 500 Index dipped 0.01 percent, the Nasdaq 0.06 percent and the Russell 2000 Index 0.10 percent. … Continue reading »

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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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