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Monthly Archive: October 2016

Oct 31 2016

This Week’s Market Moving Events:

Market Recap: With a week to go before the Presidential Elections investors are fretting over the outcome and what it might mean for markets. Putting aside the possibility that the results might be contested and therefore unknown for several weeks (think back to Bush / Gore in 2000), the real focus for investors should be …

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Oct 24 2016

This Week’s Market Moving Events

Market Recap: Stocks climbed slightly last week on the back of better than forecast earnings data – roughly ¼ of S&P 500 constituents have reported so far and of these 81% have shown a positive earnings surprise. Low inflation data coupled with continued positive economic data also helped investors overcome their anxiety over the eventual …

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Oct 17 2016

Q3 Earnings Reporting Season off to a Decent Start

Market Recap: The third quarter earnings reporting season is off to a decent start, with about 68% of the few companies who have reported exceeding sales growth and revenue expectations. None-the-less, the S&P 500 and other major indexes lost a couple of percentage points last week as investors fretted over the timing of the next …

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Oct 10 2016

Fixed Income Markets – the real action last week

Market Recap: Stocks ended a volatile week on a slight down-note Friday, as major indexes lost a fraction of a percent. While most investors are focused on the S&P 500 or DJIA, the real action last week was in fixed income markets. The benchmark 10 Year Treasury yield has climbed by nearly ¼ point since …

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Oct 03 2016

This Week’s Market Moving Events

Market Recap: Stocks vacillated at the end of the third quarter, during which stocks (S&P 500) gained about 1 ½% – which isn’t bad considering that Q3 is historically the worst performing quarter of the year. High-quality dividend paying stocks – led by energy and telecom shares – performed very well during the quarter, while …

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