Weekend Portfolio Analysis (July 22, 2017)

Market Analysis Stock prices continued to advance this week setting new records both in the U.S. and abroad. The gains are being fueled in part by a solid start to earnings season and steady interest rates. Investors have largely ignored the political headlines regarding Russia as well as the ongoing debates on health care and…

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Weekend Portfolio Analysis (July 15, 2017)

Market Analysis The S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average reached new record highs on Friday, breaking out of a five-week period where weekly moves in the stock market had been muted, averaging only about 0.25%. Lifting the indexes was a continued rebound for tech stocks, as well as relatively dovish congressional testimony from Federal…

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Weekend Portfolio Analysis (July 8, 2017)

Market Analysis After a relatively quiet first half of 2017, U.S. stocks kicked off the second half with a volatile start, with the major market indexes taking their cues from oil prices, tech stocks, and the latest jobs data. Trading volumes were predictably very light early in the week, given the abbreviated trading session on Monday and…

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Weekend Portfolio Analysis (July 1, 2017)

Market Analysis The stock market endured some turbulence this week after a series of hawkish comments from developed-market central bankers suggested that the era of ultra-loose monetary policy may be nearing its end. The S&P 500 was marginally lower, the Dow was unchanged, and the NASDAQ fell by 2.0% as continuing volatility in the technology…

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Weekend Portfolio Analysis (June 24, 2017)

Market Analysis Global equities were relatively flat this week, but not before the large-cap S&P 500 Index and Dow Jones Industrial Average posted fresh record highs on Monday. Energy shares weighed on the major indexes for much of the week as oil fell for the fifth straight week, but this was offset somewhat by the Federal…

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