Category Archives: Market Review

February 13, 2017

Expectations Driven Market The “Trump Bump” into December was followed by mostly sideways action, as investors digested earnings and the potential benefits of a Trump administration. At the heart of the action has been the anticipation that the administration will … Continue reading

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February 4, 2017

The Thick Of It It’s earnings season, and the generally positive mood about forward-looking earnings potential is keeping the averages afloat after the significant post-election run. As of the last day of January, the Dow Jones Industrials have gained 8.35% … Continue reading

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August 26, 2016

August 26, 2016 Yellen In Focus The divergence between price and the momentum indicator, MACD, continues to suggest a pullback is likely. Add this to the seasonal tendency for markets to correct in September, and it is logical to remain … Continue reading

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August 17, 2016

August 17, 2016 Unwinding The Negatives The last two weeks of July managed to extend the run into record territory, despite oil falling from $45 to $40, but when oil broke $40, it ignited concerns and projections for sub-$30 oil. … Continue reading

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Consumer Discretionary (6/5/15)

The Vanguard Consumer Discretionary Sector (6/5/15) Short-term (Neutral) : Intermediate Term (Neutral) : Long-term (Positive) The Consumer Discretionary group is holding up extremely well here, but we have to be a bit cautious short term because it is flirting with … Continue reading

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August 2, 2016

August 2, 2016 Pullback Time On July 29th, we were willing to “let profits run” with a tight stop on the S & P 500 at 2159. We are breaking that today. Note the definitive break in the high, tight … Continue reading

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July 29, 2016

July 29, 2016 End of Month Odds of one or two Federal Reserve rate hikes by the end of the year may have experienced a bit of a setback on Friday, as July draws to a close. GDP rose at … Continue reading

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July 26, 2016

July 26, 2016 When one looks at the market from a “top down” perspective, the minutia of daily events is put into perspective. The S & P 500 and Dow Jones Industrials have recently made new highs. The NASDAQ, while … Continue reading

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July 26, 2016

July 26, 2016 When one looks at the market from a “top down” perspective, the minutia of daily events is put into perspective. The S & P 500 and Dow Jones Industrials have recently made new highs. The NASDAQ, while … Continue reading

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February 17, 2016

February 17, 2016 Fear After a precipitous January decline and subsequent test in February, the averages are trying to rally. A great deal of damage was done, most specifically to the Technology leadership. However, there are signs of hope. At … Continue reading

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