Weekend Portfolio Analysis (September 10, 2017)

Market Analysis After closing higher for the past two weeks, U.S. stock markets slipped during the holiday-shortened week. Traders returned from the long weekend to react to news of another North Korea missile launch while anxiety was also heightened by uncertainty surrounding Hurricane Irma with Hurricane Harvey still fresh on traders’ minds. The price tag…

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Weekend Portfolio Analysis (September 3, 2017)

Market Analysis Stocks finished higher for the second week in a row despite some midweek volatility surrounding North Korea’s missile launch over northern Japan. U.S. nonfarm payrolls rose less than expected, adding only 156,000 new jobs versus estimate for a 180,000 rise. History shows that August is traditionally one of the slowest months of the…

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Weekend Portfolio Analysis (August 27, 2017)

Market Analysis Equities rose modestly higher this week, mostly due to a solid rally on Tuesday. However, trading volumes were light this week with the number of shares traded on Wednesday falling to the lowest level of the year so far. 475 of the 500 members of the S&P 500 Index have reported second quarter…

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Weekend Portfolio Analysis (August 5, 2017)

Market Analysis Equities edged higher this week amid strong earnings and employment news. While the S&P 500 failed to reach new highs for the week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average passed a new milestone, rising above 22,000 for the first time on Wednesday and closing at a record high on Friday. The U.S. economy added…

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Weekend Portfolio Analysis (July 29, 2017)

Market Analysis For the week, the S&P 500 Index finished flat, but not before hitting another all-time high on Thursday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and Nasdaq Composite also scored new record highs during this past week. Stocks continue to be propelled higher by upbeat earnings announcements. Boeing (BA) on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings that beat…

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