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Weekly Market Update – 20 November 2017 BMO

Lots of Noise, Little Movement The U.S. equity market ended a busy week little changed, with the benchmark S&P 500 losing just 0.1%. Meanwhile, the Dow dropped 0.3% this week, while the Nasdaq and small-cap Russell 2000 outperformed, finishing with gains of 0.5% and 1.2%, respectively. Investors continued to keep an eye on Capitol Hill, […]

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Weekly Market Update – 13 November 2017 BMO

A Taxing Release Stocks got off to a good start this week, hitting new record highs on Monday and Wednesday, but retraced their gains in the latter half–a move that was nominally attributed to the release of the Senate’s tax reform bill. More likely, however, this week’s loss was the result of some profit taking […]

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Weekly Market Update – 06 November 2017 BMO

Bulls Hurdle a Heap of Headlines The equity market moved higher once again this week, with all three major indices settling at fresh record highs. The tech-heavy Nasdaq led the charge, adding 0.9%, while the Dow and the S&P 500 climbed 0.5% and 0.3%, respectively. Small caps underperformed, sending the Russell 2000 lower by 0.9%. […]

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Weekly Market Update – 30 October 2017 BMO

Tech Rally Leaves Stocks With Yet Another Weekly Gain Facing its first weekly loss since the week ended September 8, the stock market rallied on Friday, underpinned by the latest batch of earnings, which featured impressive results from mega-cap names like Amazon (AMZN 1100.95, +128.52), Microsoft (MSFT 83.81, +5.05), and Alphabet (GOOG 1019.27, +46.71). The […]

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Weekly Market Update – 23 October 2017 BMO

October Rally Continues The stock market advanced once again this week, notching a new record high in all five sessions, as investors digested another batch of third quarter earnings. The S&P 500 finished higher by 0.9%, while the Dow (+2.0%) did noticeably better and the Nasdaq (+0.4%) did modestly worse. For the month, the S&P […]

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Weekly Market Update – 16 October 2017 BMO

  Stocks Tick Up As Earnings Season Gets Under Way The stock market moved modestly higher this week, touching new record highs yet again. The Dow led the advance, adding 0.4%, while the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 each settled with gains of 0.2% apiece. The small-cap Russell 2000 struggled, however, ending the week with […]

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Weekly Market Update – 09 October 2017 BMO

Positive Week Ends on a Down Note Stocks ended the week on a down note, giving back a small portion of their weekly gains. Losses were modest, however, with the S&P 500 (-0.1%) and the Dow (unch) settling just a tick below their unchanged marks. The tech-heavy Nasdaq (+0.1%) eked out a small victory, settling […]

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Comments Off on Support Matters More Than Learning Fancy Tricks

Support Matters More Than Learning Fancy Tricks

As forward-looking professionals and working adults, we know that learning how to grow our money is very important in today’s economy. Trading & investing is a popular choice to grow our money or even earn a second income and make lots of money. We spend precious time reading up on trading and investment strategies on […]

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Weekly Market Update – 02 October 2017 BMO

Wall Street Ends Q3 at Record Highs As Reflation Trade Returns Enticed by the idea of a tax overhaul, investors pushed equities higher once again this week, sending the S&P 500 (+0.7%), the Nasdaq (+1.1%), and the small-cap Russell 2000 (+2.8%) to new record highs. The Dow lagged this week, but still managed to eke out […]

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Comments Off on September 2017 In Review, October Preview

September 2017 In Review, October Preview

It’s been a quick and frenetic month for me with hardly a break between engagements. The intensity will continue into October as I am sure the bookings will come harder and faster. This is a wonderful problem to have and I am totally grateful that my efforts are coming to fruition. I am also grateful for the […]

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