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Weekly Market Update – 24 April 2017 BMO

After closing last week with three consecutive losses, the stock market returned to its winning ways on Monday. The financial sector had a hand in the bullish bias, shooting 1.6% higher, after shrugging off solid earnings reports from JPMorgan Chase (JPM) and Citigroup (C) the session before. However, financials left investors scratching their heads, yet […]

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Weekly Market Update – 17 April 2017 BMO

Last week’s headlines kept on giving as investors displayed caution in light of the ongoing situations in Syria and North Korea. The S&P 500 ended the week with a loss of 1.1%, but, more notably, the benchmark index finished the week below its 50-day moving average (2352). North Korea took center stage at the beginning […]

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Comments Off on Weekly Market Update – 10 April 2017 BMO

Weekly Market Update – 10 April 2017 BMO

The DOW completed its fifth consecutive DFDM on the first day of April while the S&P did three in a row. And looking at the way the week ended, me might get another one on Monday. The stock market saw limited movement during the past week, leaving the S&P 500 just below its closing level […]

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Comments Off on Sector Report 1703 : Undervalued S&P Big Caps 2017

Sector Report 1703 : Undervalued S&P Big Caps 2017

  With the market being so overbought and yet still so enthusiastic about making new highs, I thought it was worth an exercise to see if there are any big cap stocks that are still undervalued.   To my surprise, a search amongst the S&P500 turned up some familiar names and in sectors that you’d […]

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Comments Off on March 2017 Review, April Preview

March 2017 Review, April Preview

March came and went so quickly that its tough to fathom that so much happened in that time. I have been busy, busy, busy so much so I honestly thought the Academy Awards Best Picture cock-up was in March when it was on the 27 of Feb instead – that’s how fast time has flown for […]

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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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