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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Weekend Portfolio Analysis (June 17, 2017)

Market Analysis The stock market did absolutely nothing as the Federal Reserve was the focus of investors’ attention this week. Although the Dow Jones Industrial Average managed to set another record high on Wednesday, the Nasdaq and Russell 2000 displayed weakness. Despite falling inflation data in recent months, the U.S. Federal Reserve hiked rates on…

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Weekend Portfolio Analysis (June 10, 2017)

Market Analysis The market was relatively quiet during the early part of the week in anticipation of testimony from the former FBI Director James Comey, policy announcements from the European Central Bank, and the general election in the United Kingdom. Investors were able to breathe a sigh of relief, not only in reaction to Mr.…

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Weekend Portfolio Analysis (June 3, 2017)

Market Analysis The market got off to a slow start after the Memorial Day holiday, but by Thursday, things started to heat up after the release of the employment report and bullish EIA inventory report. On Friday, a disappointing nonfarm payroll report (138,000 actual vs. 185,000 consensus) was unable to deter investors as all three…

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