Market Matters

Weekly Market Update – 24 July 2017 BMO

RECORD HIGHS Equities kept chugging along this week, underpinned by a generally solid batch of earnings reports and the notion that monetary policy will remain accommodative for the foreseeable future. The S&P 500 ended the week higher for the third-consecutive time, adding 0.5%, but the real star was the Nasdaq, which climbed 1.2% and settled […]

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Weekly Market Update – 17 July 2017 BMO

S&P 500, Dow Advance to New All-Time Highs The stock market closed the week on a positive note with the S&P 500 (+0.5%) and the Dow (+0.4%) both advancing to new record highs. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq climbed 0.6% and finished just nine points below its record close. For the week, the S&P 500 moved higher […]

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Weekly Market Update – 10 July 2017 BMO

REMINDER: The Pattern Trader Tutorial will be having its second Preview for the August Batch on 27 July. Don’t miss out on this educational three-hour session by registering here: July 27, 2017 Preview Session Modest Gains For The Week, Russells Unchanged Equity indices kicked off the third quarter on a positive note, finishing the first […]

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June 2017 In Review, July Preview

June was a weird month for me mostly because my household was missing one person who had gone off to serve his nation. It’s so strange not having him around and I do miss my gym and swim buddy. Other than that, the Pattern Trader did its first independent Previews in Singapore (June 20th) and […]

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Comments Off on Weekly Market Update – 03 July 2017 BMO

Weekly Market Update – 03 July 2017 BMO

The stock market endured some volatility, which resulted in a lower finish for the major indices. Relative weakness among technology stocks sent the Nasdaq Composite down 2.0% for the week while the S&P 500 surrendered 0.6%. The price-weighed Dow Jones Industrial Average (-0.2%) ended the week little changed. The influential financial sector opened the week […]

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Comments Off on Weekly Market Update – 26 June 2017 BMO

Weekly Market Update – 26 June 2017 BMO

Weekly Market Update – 26 June 2017 BMO Wall Street ended the week on a positive note as the S&P 500 (+0.2%) cruised to a modest victory on the backs of the technology (+0.7%) and energy (+0.8%) sectors. The Nasdaq (+0.5%) and the Russell 2000 (+0.7%) outperformed while the Dow (unch) settled just a tick below […]

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Comments Off on Weekly Market Update – 19 June 2017 BMO

Weekly Market Update – 19 June 2017 BMO

Weekly Market Update – 19 June 2017 BMO The stock market was fairly flat this week, especially in the second half, as investors chewed on a host of headlines, most notably of which was the FOMC’s latest rate-hike decision. The S&P 500 registered three losses and a new record high this week, eventually settling with a […]

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Comments Off on Weekly Market Update – 12 June 2017 BMO

Weekly Market Update – 12 June 2017 BMO

Just a quick reminder first: I will be hosting my very first independent Preview Session for the Pattern Trader Tutorial’s upcoming batch in August: Date: Tuesday, 20 June 2017 Time: 07:00pm to 10:00pm (registration starts at 06:30PM) Venue: 51 Cuppage Road, Acc EduHub #03-03 Vibrant Room 3 Singapore 229469 (behind The Centrepoint & next to The Holiday Inn […]

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Comments Off on Weekly Market Update – 05 June 2017 BMO

Weekly Market Update – 05 June 2017 BMO

The stock market got off to a sluggish start this week as investors begrudgingly returned to their trading desks following the extended Memorial Day weekend. However, things picked up in the second half of the week as employment data for the month of May came into focus. The S&P 500 ended the week higher by […]

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Comments Off on Weekly Market Update – 30 May 2017 BMO

Weekly Market Update – 30 May 2017 BMO

REMINDER: MONDAY 29 MAY IS MEMORIAL DAY – US MARKETS WILL BE CLOSED.   The stock market registered five wins this week, three of which resulted in a new record high for the S&P 500. A continuation of last week’s ‘buy-the-dip’ trade fueled the bulls at the beginning of the week, but the FOMC minutes […]

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