Weekend Portfolio Analysis (November 19, 2017)

Market Analysis Stocks ended a rather busy week modestly lower for the second week in a row as investors turned their attention to the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday week. Investors continued to keep an eye on Capitol Hill, where Republican lawmakers are trying to implement the biggest tax overhaul in more than 30 years. The House passed…

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Weekend Portfolio Analysis (November 11, 2017)

Market Analysis Stocks got off to a good start this week, hitting new record highs on Monday and Wednesday, but retraced their gains in the latter half, breaking a streak of eight weekly gains for the large-cap indexes. Fading hopes for tax reform took an especially large toll on small-caps, which generally stand to gain…

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Weekend Portfolio Analysis (October 22, 2017)

Market Analysis It was another week for the record books as both the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average hit all-time highs… again.  Market gains were achieved with help from rising company earnings and easing political uncertainty as the Senate passed a 2018 budget resolution. The bulk of company earnings are set to come…

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Weekend Portfolio Analysis (October 15, 2017)

Market Analysis The S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average have both closed higher the past five weeks in a row. The threat of tax reform and the start of earnings season continue driving markets into record territory. Financials kicked off the third quarter earnings season on a mostly higher note with JPMorgan Chase (JPM),…

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Weekend Portfolio Analysis (October 1, 2017)

Market Analysis Talk of tax reform drove stocks higher with the markets trading at new all-time highs again this week, led by the small cap stocks. All four major indices ended the week in the green. The gains this week in the small cap stocks are due to the disproportional benefit that a reduction in…

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