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Weekly Market Update – 27 March 2017 BMO

Investors who have gotten accustomed to a steady string of gains in the stock market were taken aback by this week’s action, which sent the S&P 500 lower by 1.4%. This marked the fourth weekly decline of 2017 and was the largest weekly drop since early November. The week got off to an unassuming start […]

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Weekly Market Update – 20 March 2017 BMO

After snapping a streak of six consecutive weekly gains, the stock market returned to its winning ways. The S&P 500 added 0.2% for the week, but did not overtake its record high from the start of March, which may count as a loss for investors starved for more. The tech-heavy Nasdaq (+0.7%) outperformed, climbing near […]

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Weekly Market Update – 12 March 2017 BMO

NOTICE: Monday 13 March 2017, US markets will open at 21:30 (9:30pm) (SG). A rate hike at next week’s FOMC meeting appears to be a mere formality following the better than expected Employment Situation Report for February, which crossed the wires early Friday morning. That seemed to be alright with investors as they pushed the […]

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Comments Off on Weekly Market Update – 06 March 2017 BMO

Weekly Market Update – 06 March 2017 BMO

The stock market continued its relentless push higher, which resulted in the sixth consecutive weekly advance for the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average cruising past 21,000. The benchmark index gained 0.7% for the week, extending its first quarter advance to 6.4%. The Nasdaq underperformed during the week (+0.4%), but remains ahead so […]

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Comments Off on Monthly Sector Report 1702 : Mid Cap Semi-Con 2017

Monthly Sector Report 1702 : Mid Cap Semi-Con 2017

  This month’s feature is mostly focused on Tech Mid Cap Semi-conductor companies as NASDAQ goes into its second half of its “Best Eight Months” (between November and June) and its seasonally best (bullish) period between March and June. As usual, we also have the monthly market updates on the US and this month’s economic […]

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February 2017 In Review, March Preview

February was a quick month with little activity on the Tutorial front apart from the usual weekly classes, February Gathering on Trading Psychology and a Candlestick & Breakout Patterns Workshop on Sat 25.  I find it amazing that the Candlestick Workshop has been running for 10 years now and it still delivers the same, if […]

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Comments Off on Weekly Market Update – 27 February 2017 BMO

Weekly Market Update – 27 February 2017 BMO

The major indices extended their run with the DOW clocking a third straight week of gains and the S&P500 going five weeks up. The stock market appeared to be in jeopardy of recording its first down week in a month, but a recovery on Friday afternoon helped the S&P 500 add 0.7% for the week, […]

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Comments Off on Weekly Market Update – 20 February 2017 BMO

Weekly Market Update – 20 February 2017 BMO

Another week, another round of gains for the major averages. The S&P 500 climbed 1.5% to record its fourth consecutive weekly advance. The benchmark index has now posted gains in five of the first seven weeks of 2017, rising 5.0%. The past week was highlighted by Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s semiannual testimony to Congress, which […]

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Comments Off on Weekly Market Update – 13 February 2017 BMO

Weekly Market Update – 13 February 2017 BMO

The stock market secured its third consecutive weekly advance with the S&P 500 rising 0.8%. The benchmark index posted gains in four of the first six weeks of 2017 while the two down weeks in the middle of January shaved a whopping 0.25% off the index. The first half of the week featured sideways action […]

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