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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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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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Comments Off on Weekly Market Update – 22 May 2017 BMO

Weekly Market Update – 22 May 2017 BMO

After posting its worst one-day loss in eight months on Wednesday (-1.8%), the stock market ended the week with two bounce-back performances that left the S&P 500 with just a modest loss for the week (-0.4%). The benchmark index challenged its flat line for the week at the peak of Friday’s slow and steady climb, […]

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Comments Off on Weekly Market Update – 15 May 2017 BMO

Weekly Market Update – 15 May 2017 BMO

After posting gains for four weeks in a row, the S&P 500 suffered a slight setback this week, ticking lower by 0.4%. However, the Nasdaq enjoyed a small victory, adding 0.3%, as it continued to ride the relative strength of Apple (AAPL), Amazon.com (AMZN), and a gaggle of semiconductor issues led by NVIDIA (NVDA). The […]

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Comments Off on Weekly Market Update – 8 May 2017 BMO

Weekly Market Update – 8 May 2017 BMO

The major averages wrapped up the range-bound week with modest Friday gains. The S&P 500 (+0.4%) and the Nasdaq (+0.4%) finished at new record highs while the Dow (+0.3%) settled just a step behind its peers. For the week, the S&P 500 added 0.6%. Buyers had a slight edge from the jump after the Employment […]

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Comments Off on Sector Report 1704 : Vice 2017

Sector Report 1704 : Vice 2017

The last time we featured this industry was in 2013. Thus, I think it is a good time to revisit the VICE industries, especially as Tobacco season is around the corner. On the market front, will it be May that finally sends the market into its long overdue correction? Or will it not sell off […]

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Comments Off on April 2017 Review, May Preview

April 2017 Review, May Preview

It has been quite a month as things start to wind up and chapters comes to a close as I near the end of my journey with Adam Khoo Learning Technologies Group (AKLTG) in Singapore. I also laid to rest, the memory of my Step-Mother who finally found rest on Wednesday 26 April after years of […]

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Comments Off on Weekly Market Update – 24 April 2017 BMO

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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