Category Archives: Commentary

13 Dec

Market Update: Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Market Recap Domestic indexes finished mixed; tax reform, Federal Reserve (Fed) meeting remained driving factors. S&P 500 Index +0.2%, Dow +0.5%, Nasdaq -0.2%. Telecommunications, financials soundly led; utilities, energy lagged. Negative breadth on NYSE (1.2:1), Nasdaq negative (1.2:1); slightly above-average … Continue reading
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12 Dec

Market Update: Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Market Recap Domestic indexes finished mostly higher ahead of busy macro front. S&P 500 Index +0.3%, Dow +0.2%, Nasdaq +0.5%. Telecommunications led, technology strength continued, energy up on continued WTI crude oil rise; financials, industrials lagged. Positive breadth on NYSE … Continue reading
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11 Dec

Can 2017 Go 12 for 12?

2017 could be one of the least volatile years ever for equities, along with being a solid year for the bulls. In addition, we could also be looking at the first year in U.S. stock market history to see every … Continue reading
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06 Dec

ISM and Recessions

The Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Manufacturing Index, a diffusion index based on monthly surveys of purchasing managers at around 300 firms in the United States, has beaten consensus expectations handily over the past few months. The index hit a … Continue reading
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