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Weekly Market Update – 18 June 2018 BMO

… WEEK IN REVIEW – 11 to 15 June 2018 : Little Changed Following Headline-Heavy Week There was a steady stream of noteworthy news this week, but none of the headlines moved the S&P 500 in a significant way. The benchmark index ended the week almost exactly flat, adding less than one point. The tech-heavy […]

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Weekly Market Update – 11 June 2018 BMO

… WEEK IN REVIEW – 04 to 08 June 2018 : Third Straight Weekly Advance The U.S. equity market advanced for the third week in a row, with the benchmark S&P 500 index adding 1.6%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was particularly strong, adding 2.8%, while the Nasdaq Composite and the Russell 2000 touched new […]

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Weekly Market Update – 04 June 2018 BMO

… WEEK IN REVIEW – 28 May to 01 June 2018 : Divergent Week The stock market finished the week on a mostly higher note as investors digested an easing of the political crisis in Italy, fresh tariff-related developments, and the Employment Situation report for May. The S&P 500 (+0.5%), the Nasdaq Composite (+1.6%), and […]

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Weekly Market Update – 28 May 2018 BMO

… WEEK IN REVIEW – 21 May to 25 June 2018 Equities finished the week a tick higher, unfazed by what seemed like a continuous flow of geopolitical headlines. Most of the news centered on U.S.-China trade relations and the U.S.-North Korea summit – which, as of Thursday, is “officially” canceled, but more on that […]

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Weekly Market Update – 14 May 2018 BMO

… WEEK IN REVIEW – 07 to 11 May 2018: Buyers Re-emerge Following Q1 Earnings Season Buyers returned to the market this week following a three-week absence during the thick of the first quarter earnings season. The S&P 500, the Dow, and the Nasdaq finished with sizable weekly gains, adding between 2.3% and 2.7% apiece […]

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Weekly Market Update – 07 May 2018 BMO

WEEK IN REVIEW – 30 April to 4 May 2018: Mixed Week Ends On A Positive Note Equity indices finished the week mixed, with the S&P 500 and the Dow losing 0.2% apiece and the tech-heavy Nasdaq adding 1.3%. Investors digested the latest policy directive from the Fed, the Employment Situation report for April, and […]

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Weekly Market Update – 30 April 2018 BMO

APRIL 2018 IN REVIEW April is historically the most bullish month of the year. However, with one more session left to go, April of 2018 is looking anything but. The DOW and the S&P500 are still holding above their critical supports of 23,500 and 2,580 respectively while still making lower highs since January this year. […]

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Weekly Market Update – 23 April 2018 BMO

WEEK IN REVIEW – 16 to 20 April 2018: HOLDING ON The U.S. stock market notched its second consecutive weekly advance this week, but big losses on Thursday and Friday left a bad taste in investors’ mouths going into the weekend. The S&P 500 added 0.5% this week, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average and […]

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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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