Weekend Portfolio Analysis (March 25, 2017)

Market Analysis Click Chart to Enlarge The days of docile markets may be ending as the most tranquil period in stock market history came to a close on Tuesday when the S&P 500 finally incurred an intraday move in excess of 1%. The 64 trading-day streak was 30 trading days more than the previous record set…

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Weekend Portfolio Analysis (March 18, 2017)

Market Analysis All eyes were on the Federal Reserve this week. The first two days of the trading week were on reduced volume as the East Coast was battered by a winter storm and traders waited for an announcement from the Fed regarding interest rate policy. On Wednesday, U.S. and global stock markets rallied after…

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Weekend Portfolio Analysis (March 11, 2017)

Market Analysis U.S. equities remained rather muted this week breaking their six-week streak of gains. The focus was on the February jobs report that was released Friday morning. The better-than-expected report showed that the U.S. economy created a net new 235,000 jobs in February, 35,000 more than expected by analysts. The strong data, along with…

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Weekend Portfolio Analysis (March 4, 2017)

Market Analysis U.S. equities surged to all-time highs on Wednesday with the major indexes posting their best day of the year in response to President Donald Trump’s speech to Congress. Consumer confidence also reached another high-water mark for the current economic expansion, and the ISM Non-Manufacturing Index, which measures business activity and employment trends, rose…

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