Weekend Portfolio Analysis (February 18, 2017)

Market Analysis The major U.S. indices continued setting new all-time highs throughout this past week with the S&P 500 ending the week up 1.5% from last week’s close. Fueling this rally are the expectations of investors for possible changes to the U.S. corporate tax code and the regulatory environment. With 75% of S&P 500 companies…

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Weekend Portfolio Analysis (February 11, 2017)

Market Analysis The Dow Jones Industrial Average, Nasdaq and S&P 500 indexes all closed at record highs on Friday, gaining about 1% for the week.  Much of the rally was propelled by President Trump’s statement on Thursday that there would be an announcement regarding “big league” tax reform within the next few weeks.  Lower taxes,…

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Weekend Portfolio Analysis (February 3, 2017)

Market Analysis Despite weakness early in the week, the market managed to regain momentum by Friday.  The Federal Reserve, in a unanimous decision on Wednesday, left interest rates unchanged, offering few clues on its next move in the early days of the Trump administration. The central bank said that the economy “continued to expand at…

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Weekend Portfolio Analysis (January 28, 2017)

Market Analysis It was a historic week on Wall Street as the Dow Jones Industrial Average finally climbed above 20,000 on Wednesday. The world’s most-watched stock market barometer is becoming even more watched which has very positive psychological implications for the market. The S&P 500 Index also hit a new milestone trading briefly on Thursday…

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Weekend Portfolio Analysis (January 21, 2017)

Market Analysis The transfer of power in the United States peacefully occurred yesterday at noon for the forty-fifth time in our country’s history. Regardless of a person’s individual political views, one cannot discount this rather unique hallmark of American democracy. The president’s first 100 days in office will constitute a period of evaluation. While the new administration will likely make…

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