Stock Indices Daily Chart Friday, the chair of the Federal Reserve—Jerome Powell—spooked the market when he announced that the Fed would keep rates near zero and continue with its tapering schedule. Though the market cannot blame Powell for stating already well-known information, it was enough to help create an intra-day selloff. While...
IWM-SPY-DIA-QQQ Charts Earnings season has taken the stage for the next couple of weeks as the market steadies itself for another move higher. Of course, another push higher means that companies will need to outperform or show signs of continued growth into the fourth quarter. So far, the financial sector has started with a...
The recent jobs report came in less than expected with analysts’ estimates running anywhere from 250,000 to 500,000 new jobs created. Disappointingly, employers added only 194,000 jobs in September. Although the numbers mean slower progress towards the 2-3% unemployment goal, will investors take a cautious note? Possibly, but only if the market loses support from...
Losses continued to weigh on global markets this past week But not entirely. Another recurring feature last week: Japan stocks continued to lead the small set of winners for our global opportunity set through Friday’s close (Sept. 17). GB 16 Ranked By Weekly Returns For a second straight week, iShares MSCI Japan...
Signs of life in small caps For a second straight week, small-cap shares rallied. The iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF (NYSE:IJR) rose 1.7% for the week (through July 30), posting the strongest gain for our standard global opportunity set. GB 16 ETFs Ranked By Weekly Returns This could be the start of...
Markets still haven't pushed on since recovering from the loses in early July.  Where we had the Russell 2000 struggling, now we have the NASDAQ looking weak.  The S&P also took a little knock after a positive Thursday. In reality, we are probably looking at trading ranges and not any imminent collapse, and with (COVID curtailed)...

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