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Monthly Archive: November 2014

Nov 28

Official Kickoff Of The Holiday Shopping Season

Market Recap: Stocks climbed slightly on Wednesday in a muted session ahead of Thanksgiving and the official kickoff of the holiday shopping season. As we discussed on CNBC on Wednesday afternoon (watch the interview here) we generally expect major indexes to continue to rise through the end of the year, but see some risks in …

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Nov 26

Little For Investors To Grab Onto

Market Recap: Stocks started on relatively strong footing on Tuesday, after the second reading of Third Quarter GDP showed the US economy growing by 3.9% – better than expected. But, a slower than forecast rise in home prices and weaker energy prices ended up dragging stocks into lower territory by the end of trading. Excluding …

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Nov 24

Stocks started the week on the positive side

Market Recap: Stocks started the week on the positive side, as investors followed through on last week’s rally. Better than forecast German business sentiment set the stage, before PMI Services data slightly disappointed causing markets to reverse early gains. Technology stocks outperformed as the NASDAQ gained nearly 1%, consumer discretionary shares also rose, while Energy, …

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Nov 21

Next Week’s Market Moving Events

Market Recap: Better than expected economic news in form of strong home sales and benign inflation figures helped lift stocks to new highs. Energy and technology shares led markets higher as Intel (INTC) rose 4% and commodity prices stabilized. Six of the ten sectors of the S&P were lower, as performance divergence continued to rise. …

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Nov 20

Overall environment is positive for stocks

Market Recap: Stocks started with a slight down-drift on Wednesday as investors waited for the release of the Federal Reserve FOMC minutes, which revealed a mild concern over the impact of falling inflationary pressures. The newly raised concerns reignited speculation that the Fed may not raise rates until late 2015 or perhaps not until 2016. …

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Nov 18

Slight Negative Territory

Market Recap: Stocks started the week in slight negative territory on news that Japan’s GDP fell in the third quarter, putting the world’s third largest economy into recession. By the end of the day stocks recouped losses and ended slightly higher. However, 6 of the 10 sectors of the S&P were lower for the day, …

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Nov 17

This Week’s Market Moving events

Market Recap: Stocks continued to make advances last week, albeit minimal ones. Investors generally took a break and appear to be digesting the varying economic indicators. Concerns over European and overall global growth are putting some pressure on stocks, while strength in the U.S. economy is providing optimism. Overall, earnings season has proven quite constructive, …

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Nov 12

We expect new highs over the coming months

Market Recap: Time will tell if Tuesday’s market action was the calm before the storm or just a nice quiet uneventful day – markets moved very little as the absence of economic data releases and closed bond markets in honor of Veterans Day did little to motivate investors in either direction. Sectors of the S&P …

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Nov 11

Happy Veterans Day / Investor sentiment vacillated

Market Recap: With little economic news to grab onto, investor sentiment vacillated and gave stocks little direction for most of the day. Commodities continued to fall as demand concerns permeated, while sectors of the S&P were mostly higher as energy shares were the sole losers of the day. The big news of the day was …

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Nov 07

Stocks to New all-time Highs

Market Recap: Better than expected economic news, a lack of surprises out of Europe and the ECB along with reasonably strong earnings data helped lift stocks to new all-time highs on Thursday. Sectors of the S&P were mostly higher, with telecom and utility shares falling while the energy sector rebounded sharply, rising 1.28%. Commodities were …

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