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 29, 2017)

Market Analysis The U.S. stock market ended the week higher and moved further into record territory thanks to an impressive batch of technology earnings. The S&P 500 Index recorded a seventh consecutive weekly gain, its best stretch in nearly three years. The technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index performed best, helped by a surge in Microsoft, Amazon,…

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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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