Weekend Portfolio Analysis (April 30, 2016)

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Weekend Portfolio Analysis (April 23, 2016)

Market Conditions The S&P 500 closed above 2100 on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week – the first time since December 1, 2015. However, there was not enough momentum to push the index to an all-time high. Global equities were propelled higher this week by energy and commodity-sensitive companies. Investors continued to receive first-quarter earnings this week…

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Weekend Portfolio Analysis (April 16, 2016)

Equities showed strength over the past week with the S&P 500 climbing to new highs for 2016. However, the weekly market performance continues to be choppy as indicated by five weeks in a row of alternating positive and negative performance. The past week kicked off the start of earnings season for the first quarter. While…

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Weekend Portfolio Analysis (April 9, 2016)

Major benchmark indices logged their worst weekly loss since February 5 amid global growth concerns. Two weeks ago, the stock market was propelled to its sixth gain in seven weeks by dovish remarks from Fed Chair Janet Yellen. However, this past week, equities were unable to build on their recent strength and the S&P 500 gave back most of…

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Weekend Portfolio Analysis (April 2, 2016)

Major indexes were higher on the week led by the technology sector. Most of the gains occurred mid-week after Federal Reserve Chair, Janet Yellen, commented that the Fed will raise rates at a slow pace. On Friday, the Non-Farm Payrolls report indicated that the economy added 215,000 jobs in March, in line with expectations for…

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