Weekend Portfolio Analysis (May 28, 2016)

Stocks rallied this week as the market digested the possibility of a rate hike in June or July. Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen said Friday, “It’s appropriate, and I’ve said this in the past I think, for the Fed to gradually and cautiously increase our overnight interest rate over time, and probably in the coming months…

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Weekend Portfolio Analysis (May 21, 2016)

Market Conditions The S&P 500 barely ended the week higher, underscoring how the prospect of higher interest rates has unsettled investors. Federal Reserve officials and upbeat economic data in recent days have raised the possibility of a rate increase as soon as June. Last Friday, the probability of a rate hike at the June meeting…

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Weekend Portfolio Analysis (May 14, 2016)

Market Conditions Stocks were marginally lower on the week with the S&P 500 index suffering its third consecutive weekly loss. Despite strong gains on Tuesday, the market was unable to shake off the poor earnings reports from stocks in the consumer sector along with disappointing guidance from Macy’s, which dragged consumer discretionary stocks down. Even…

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Weekend Portfolio Analysis (May 7, 2016)

Market Conditions Sell in May and go away… Equities have been under pressure this week as concerns escalated regarding the prospect for global growth. Additionally, recent domestic economic data has not been as robust as had been expected. Whatever chance there was of the Federal Reserve raising interest rates in June went by the wayside…

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