Category: Market Perspectives

Stocks prices continued moving higher last week as if to say a somewhat disappointing July jobs report and ongoing trade-related tensions between the U.S. and China are not a serious threat, yet. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 both climbed 0.5%, while the Nasdaq Composite inched up…

Last week brought modest gains for stocks and volume was underwhelming.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.4% and the S&P 500 increased 0.1%, while the Nasdaq Composite was flat. Trade-war concerns surfaced again mid-week, as the Trump administration issued a new list of tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese…

Stocks spent much of Friday in recovery mode following weakness on global trade concerns as President Trump said he would impose tariffs up to $50 billion on goods from China.  According to officials in Washington, China’s theft of intellectual property and technology and other unfair trade practices reignited Trump’s promise…

Every week brings new developments that grab the attention of investors. Political and economic developments dominated headlines last week, and, in general, most investors focused on the positives. President Trump announced our withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear accord and renewed sanctions on that country’s oil exports, sending oil prices to…

Most people would like to see a gain of 21.6 percent on their annual statement. That was the annual return for the Standard & Poor (S&P) 500 Index during 2017. In general, U.S. stock indexes did quite well last year – and the year before, too. For instance, the S&P…

Friday’s bond market sell-off was likely precipitated by a strong non-farm payroll report for January which showed 200k new jobs as well as a positive December report.  Adding to inflation concerns was the report’s reading on wages, which grew at an annual 2.9% rate.  The Fed left interest rates unchanged…

As everyone knows, stocks went into a dramatic spiral on Monday, February 5th, as the DJIA plummeted almost 1,600 points, which was the biggest point decline in history. But right before the market closed, buyers charged back into the market and limited the damage – but the DJIA still lost…

Happy New Year and best wishes for a healthy and prosperous 2018.  Many of our clients learned about Bitty & Beau’s Coffee during the holidays.  This amazing story continues to draw attention.  We recently learned that Subaru will be matching (dollar for dollar up to $50,000) all contributions through January…

It’s that time when we bid farewell to the current year and begin the banalities of resolutions. Whatever yours happens to be, we wish you great success.   Perhaps more importantly, OmniStar wishes you a new year of happiness, success and good health.  Enjoy the last Market Perspectives of 2017 and…

Market Review Stocks continued their climb on Friday following strong earnings from the Technology sector. The Nasdaq (tech heavy index) climbed 0.7%, while the S&P 500 added 0.3% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average followed with a 0.1% gain. Another healthy earnings season is winding down and Q4 is underway….

Markets reacted positively last week to the long awaited outline of President Trump’s tax reform. Affectionately known as the “reflation trade”, risk-on sectors reengaged and outperformed, but small cap stocks and the technology sector were the brightest stars. Reaching the close on Friday, the Nasdaq Composite gained 1.1% and S&P…