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Yearly Archives: 2016

Key Indicators Continue to Turn

December 19, 2016, 2:45 pm

We’re down to less than two weeks left in the trading year, and while stocks took a breather after last week’s Federal Reserve meeting, they are consolidating at new levels well above the pre-election worry. The S&P 500 hasn’t dipped below 2,200 all month while the Dow hovers within 1% of 20,000 even on the  Continue Reading »

The Dow Eyes 20,000

December 13, 2016, 3:44 pm

Just when it looked like the market was set to take a break following its incredible post-election run, it bounced off support and climbed to yet another new all-time high today. Last week’s 3.1% gain actually marked the S&P 500’s best week since the election and put it officially in uncharted territory. The Dow is  Continue Reading »

A Historic Week

December 13, 2016, 2:36 pm

Even when the market was going nowhere in the fall, I expected stocks to have a strong finish to the year after we got through the election. I must say that they’ve exceeded even my bullish expectations, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average is now less than 1% away from crossing 20,000. I’ve been thinking  Continue Reading »

A Strong Finish

December 6, 2016, 4:31 pm

With earnings growth likely to fire on all cylinders next year, institutional investors will want to buy stocks now while they can, so traders will have more money flow, trends and rotation to capitalize on.

A Closer Look at the Market’s Strength

December 2, 2016, 4:33 pm

The market closed out November riding all-time highs and yet the feeling amongst individual investors and Wall Street professionals alike is one of angst. It doesn’t seem to matter if they’re bullish, bearish or neutral – I’m seeing plenty of folks on edge. There are those who wanted to avoid the market until after the  Continue Reading »

2017 Market Outlook (Back to the “Basics”)

November 18, 2016, 2:28 pm

Now that the presidential election is behind us, investors are trying to figure out where they should invest their money as we head into 2017. We covered a lot of ground during this special event, so click here to find out all the details!

Calling All Bulls!

November 14, 2016, 4:29 pm

Very few things about the last week haven’t been surprising. First, Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton to become the next president of the United States. Then, the market rallied all week on the news. Even those few who had predicted Trump would win the historic election didn’t expect stocks to be higher the following days.  Continue Reading »

Clarity in Sight

November 8, 2016, 4:33 pm

Presidential elections are often a weight on stocks, but this one has been an unusually heavy load. It’s not that the market tanked, but it was stuck in a tight trading range for nearly three months and has slipped the last two weeks as pre-election anxiety increased. It’s been a long and eventful political season,  Continue Reading »

We made it to Election Day!

November 8, 2016, 6:00 am

There’s no question it’s been a rough road to get here — we like to call it “the storm before the calm” — and we applaud you for sticking through it. We truly believe that those who have stayed invested will be rewarded once the votes are counted and clarity (and even some sanity) returns  Continue Reading »

2016 Election Profits Bulletin: Our Top Picks

November 6, 2016, 6:00 am

With select sectors ready to do well regardless of who wins on Tuesday, now is the time to position your portfolio to profit from any post-election bounces. Last time, we talked about five areas of the market that fit this bill. In today’s bulletin, we’ll dive deeper into these sectors and share our top picks – both stocks and ETFs – that we like best to outperform.