U.S. MARKETS DOWN AS THE FED CUTS RATES, GM STRIKES AND THE WORLD DIGESTS THE ATTACKS ON SAUDI ARABIA U.S. stocks finished slightly lower last week after three consecutive weeks of gains whereas stocks overseas pulled back significantly The DJIA fell 1% and below that 27,000–threshold, whereas the S&P 500 and NASDAQ dropped 0.5% and […]
U.S. MARKETS UP AS SMALL– AND MID–CAPS ALONG WITH TREASURY YIELDS MAKE BIG WEEKLY GAINS The U.S. stock markets moved up for the third week in a row, but this time it was the value-names leading over their growth counterparts and the small–and mid–cap names outpacing the larger–cap ones The DJIA led the way with […]
U.S. MARKETS UP SOLIDLY FOR SECOND WEEK IN A ROW, BUT INTERNATIONAL MARKETS PERFORM EVEN BETTER The U.S. equity markets ended green for the second week in a row, encouraged by no deterioration in U.S./China relations and encouraging economic data The S&P 500 and NASDAQ both moved up 1.8% and the DJIA gained 1.5% […]
MARKETS END AUGUST ON A POSITIVE NOTE AS CONSUMER SPENDING COMES IN HIGHER AND CONSUMER SENTIMENT DECLINES The major U.S. markets snapped their four–week losing streak as trade challenges with China cooled off, at least relative to the past couple of weeks The narrowly–defined, mega–cap DJIA led the way with a weekly return of 3.0%, […]
MARKETS DOWN FOR FOURTH WEEK IN A ROW AS CHINA RETALIATES Stock markets were rebounding earlier in the week and looked poised to break their losing ways, but then China announced new retaliatory tariffs scheduled to take effect on September 1st and December 15th The tariffs imposed by China will range from 5% to 10% […]
Be sure to check out our recent Market Research & Insights article: A New Environment for FAANG Also, our Market Research & Insights article: What Does an Inverted Curve Mean Today? MARKETS DOWN FOR THIRD WEEK IN A ROW AS YIELD CURVE INVERTS AND CONSUMERS CONTINUE TO SPEND The stock market finished lower for […]
Undeniably, FAANG stocks have been a large driver of the U.S. equity-market rally over recent years. The acronym, coined by Jim Cramer in 2013, includes Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, and Google, and collectively, they are emblematic of American leadership in technology. Individually, these companies succeed and dominate in their respective technology niches. Their vision and […]
MARKETS DOWN MODESTLY AS CHINA DEVALUES ITS CURRENCY, YIELDS DROP AND EARNINGS SEASON WINDS DOWN Despite all the negative news this week – currency manipulations, trade wars, growth slowdowns and a flattening yield curve – the markets only finished modestly lower The S&P 500 lost 0.5%; the DJIA dropped 0.7% and NASDAQ declined 0.9% whereas […]
The HighTower Wealth Management team is happy to share the August edition of the Monthly Chart Book. This month’s timely topics are focused on negative rates, US 10-Year yield (FYI, it’s below dividend yield of the S&P 500), global PMIs and Bitcoin. HighTower HighTower Advisors, LLC is a SEC registered investment adviser. Securities are offered […]
MARKETS TURN IN WORST WEEK OF 2019 AMIDST ESCALATING TENSIONS WITH CHINA AND THE FED CUTTING RATES Stocks got hammered this week and turned in their worst week this year as investors worry that trade tensions will only get worse before they get better The DJIA fell 2.6%, the small–cap Russel 2000 moved down 2.9%, […]
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