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Market Perspective for March 2, 2020

Equities rebounded on Monday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average increasing 5.10 percent. It has now advanced 8.20 percent off its low on Friday. The S&P 500 rallied 4.60 percent and the Nasdaq gained 4.49 percent. Several factors boosted stocks … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for February 29, 2020

It was a very difficult week for the market, due to concerns of coronavirus on global markets. While the Nasdaq finished up 0.01 percent on Friday, it still fell 10.49 percent on the week.  The S&P 500 Index and Dow … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for February 24, 2020

Equities pulled back after further reports of coronavirus. The S&P 500 Index fell 3.35 percent. One Fed official called for an intermeeting rate cut to support the stock market and economy. The market rallied midday on this news, trimming some … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for February 14, 2020

The Nasdaq led the markets higher with a gain of 2.19 percent. The S&P 500 Index increased 1.56 percent and the Dow Jones Industrial Average 1.01 percent. Amazon (AMZN) helped power the consumer discretionary sector, gaining 2.71 percent. SPDR Consumer … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for February 10, 2020

The Nasdaq rallied 1.13 percent on Monday due to strong earnings news and Friday’s strong jobs number. The S&P 500 Index increased 0.73 percent and the Dow Jones Industrial Average 0.60 percent. Technology extended its winning streak. SPDR Technology (XLK) … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for February 7, 2020

The Nasdaq gained 4.06 percent this week as strong economic data and corporate earnings lifted the market. The S&P 500 Index rose 3.19 percent and the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 3.03 percent. SPDR Technology (XLK) advanced 4.60 percent thanks … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for February 3, 2020

Equities rallied on Monday following strong global manufacturing PMIs. Manufacturing improved in the U.S., China and the Eurozone. The ISM manufacturing index hit 50.9, well ahead of the 48.5 consensus forecast. The Nasdaq was the best performing index. It gained … Continue reading »

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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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