January 18, 2019 Weekly Market Recap

The S&P 500 gained 2.9% this week, rising on the back of a strong financial sector (+6.1%) and growing optimism surrounding U.S.-China trade talks. The benchmark index has now posted its fourth straight weekly gain and is now up 6.5% in January. Read More

Should We Worry About Corporate Earnings In 2019?

The corporate earnings season kicks off this week amid concerns of slowing economic growth. It’s understandable that some investors are worried about how this could affect corporate earnings and their investment returns. What is the earnings outlook for 2019 and how should investors maintain perspective in this market environment? Read More

January 11, 2019 Weekly Market Recap

So far the Bulls are winning in 2019. The S&P 500 gained 2.5% this week, rising for the third straight week and extending its rally to +10.4% since its Christmas Eve low. The Dow Jones gained 2.4%, the Nasdaq gained 3.5%, and the Russell 2000 gained 4.8%. Read More

2018, Don’t Let the Door Hit You!

 

Okay, so it wasn’t all bad, but my guess is most investors aren’t sad to see 2018 go. In case you need a refresher, below is a timeline of events and market performance for the year. Read More

January 4, 2019 Weekly Market Recap

Well, 2019 is here and we’re off to the races! Wall Street kicked off the first week of 2019 on a higher note, as robust jobs data and pleasing commentary from Fed Chair Jerome Powell helped to ease global growth concerns. Read More

December 28, 2018 Weekly Market Recap

The S&P 500 rallied 2.9% during a week that featured its worst Christmas Eve in history, a historic rally (+5% in one day), and a stunning reversal in late trading action. Wall Street’s end-of-the-year Santa Claus rally, which began taking shape on Wednesday, has pared the benchmark index’s monthly decline to 9.9%. Read More

December 21, 2018 Weekly Market Recap

I wish I was reporting better news heading into the Christmas holiday, but the stock market decline continues. The S&P 500 dropped 7.1% this week, setting a new yearly low, amid ongoing concerns over economic growth, trade, politics, and fear the Federal Reserve could be on course for making a policy mistake. This week’s losses brought the benchmark index’s decline to 12.5% in December. Read More

December 14, 2018 Weekly Market Recap

Wall Street suffered another down week, as continued uncertainty surrounding economic growth, trade, politics, and the path of interest rates kept many buyers on the sidelines. Heightened trading volatility also proved effective in keeping buyers sidelined, too, as large intra-day swings proved exhausting and off-putting for many participants. Read More

Investing in The Bizarro World

We’re now entering the phase of the investing cycle I like to refer to as, “The Bizarro World.” Of course, I’m making a pop culture reference to the fictional planet appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. In the Bizarro World, everything and everyone is essentially the exact opposite of what you’ll find here on earth. Read More

December 7, 2018 Weekly Market Recap

Stocks continued their slide this week. The S&P 500 fell 4.6%, as global growth concerns were exacerbated by negative developments regarding U.S-China trade negotiations and the continued flattening of the U.S. Treasury yield curve. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 4.5%, the Nasdaq Composite lost 4.9%, and the Russell 2000 lost 5.6%. Read More

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