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Ten (Trading) Rules I Never Break

As with anything in life, we have rules. We stop at red lights. We do not touch the red “live” wire. We never put our hands in boiling water. We do not leave the baby unattended in the bath. Rules are meant for our safety. Rules prevent bad things from happening. Rules keep things organized […]

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Weekly Market Update – 16 April 2018 BMO

WEEK IN REVIEW – 9 to 13 April 2018: Light Volume Overshadows Gains Wall Street had a good week in terms of gains, but volume was light, pointing to a lack of conviction among investors — who spent the week digesting a steady stream of headlines. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite led the major indices higher, […]

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Weekly Market Update – 09 April 2018 BMO

WEEK IN REVIEW – 2 to 6 April 2018: Trade Concerns Drive Friday Fallout The stock market closed the week on a decidedly lower note, falling victim to fears about potential trade wars, the Federal Reserve’s tightening bias, and the specter of earnings growth not living up to this year’s high expectations.  The Dow, Nasdaq, […]

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Weekly Market Update – 02 April 2018 BMO

~~~ QUARTER ONE 2018 IN REVIEW Quarter One of 2018 was one major roller-coaster ride when everything we’re used to went out of whack. I’ve not seen divergence like this since 2007 and the number of >1% sessions were more than I have ever seen in such a condensed period of time. I don’t remember […]

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Weekly Market Update – 26 March 2018 BMO

Week in Review: Another Negative (and Noisy) Week Equities dropped sharply this week, giving up ground for the second week in a row, as investors took in the latest policy directive from the Fed, a new round of tariffs from the White House, and cries for greater data regulation following a scandal involving Facebook (FB). The […]

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Weekly Market Update – 19 March 2018 BMO

Week in Review: Three Steps Forward, Two Steps Back Equities reversed course this week, undoing about a third of last week’s rally, as investors continued to search for equilibrium following the abrupt sell off in early February. Since that drop, the S&P 500 has had three up weeks and two down weeks, reclaiming around 60% […]

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Weekly Market Update – 12 March 2018 BMO

Week in Review: Bulls Bounce Back, Nasdaq Navigates to New Records U.S. equities rallied this week, more than reclaiming last week’s losses, as investors navigated their way through a host of happenings, including a battle over tariffs in Washington, the latest European Central Bank policy meeting, and the release of the Employment Situation Report for […]

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Weekly Market Update – 5 March 2018 BMO

Week in Review: Selling Resumes Stocks tumbled this week, with the S&P 500 dropping 2.0%. The Nasdaq Composite did a little better, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average did a little worse, losing 1.1% and 3.1%, respectively. The small-cap Russell 2000 showed relative strength, but still finished lower by 1.0%. The week actually began on […]

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Weekly Market Update – 26 February 2018 BMO

Week in Review: Eking Out a Last-Minute Win Equities advanced this week thanks to a last-minute rally on Friday that reclaimed losses registered on Tuesday and Wednesday. The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average added around 0.5% apiece, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite outperformed, jumping 1.4%. Markets were closed on Monday (February 19) […]

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Weekly Market Update – 19 February 2018 BMO

Week in Review: Bouncing Back The equity market rallied this week, reclaiming about half of the losses it registered over the previous two weeks. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite climbed 5.3% as technology shares outperformed, while the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 4.3% apiece. The S&P 500 and the Dow ended Friday […]

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