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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…

When economic data is good and consumer confidence reaches its highest level since 2001, U.S. equities have momentum on their side.  Last week the S&P 500 Index climbed 0.7% as the ISM non-manufacturing index showed that business activity and employment trends are improving.  As the economy improves, the Federal Reserve…

Heading into the election, headlines pontificated a huge sell-off (following a Trump win). Stocks closed at record highs last Friday, with gains of 0.5% for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, 0.4% for the S&P 500, and 0.3% for the Nasdaq Composite.  Year-to-date gains are now 6.5% for the Nasdaq, 3.5%…

Last week was another display of improving Investor sentiment which helped equity markets rally sharply. The S&P 500 Index surged on promises for better economic growth, tax reform and potential fiscal stimulus in 2017.  Sectors have rapidly rotated throughout 2016 and post-election has been no different.  In the last trading…