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 (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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