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October 31, 2015 – Weekend Market Comment

October 31, 2015 – Welcome to my weekend market comment, an analysis tool I use in my own portfolio decisions, published free to the web every weekend before the New York opening bell. For full details read my disclaimer (link at the bottom of this page).


The Blah Blah Blah (courtesy of CNBC) Stocks close near session lows, but post best month in 4 years
U.S. stocks ended lower Friday but closed out their best month in four years, helped by a recovery in oil prices and hopes of easy monetary policy.  The Dow Jones industrial average closed down 92.26 points, or 0.52 percent, at 17,663.54, with Pfizer the greatest decliner and Caterpillar leading advancers. DuPont was the best gainer on the month, while Wal-Mart was the worst performer. The S&P 500 closed down 10.05 points, or 0.48 percent, at 2,079.36, with energy leading five sectors higher and financials the greatest laggard. All 10 sectors closed higher for the month, with materials the greatest gainer. The Nasdaq closed down …

October 24, 2015 – Weekend Market Comment

October 24, 2015 – Welcome to my weekend market comment, an analysis tool I use in my own portfolio decisions, published free to the web every weekend before the New York opening bell. For full details read my disclaimer (link at the bottom of this page).


The Blah Blah Blah (courtesy of CNBC) Nasdaq closes at two-month high on tech surge. U.S. equities closed sharply higher Friday after the Chinese central bank cut interest rates and after three tech giants posted better-than-expected earnings.

The Dow Jones industrial average closed up 157.54 points, or 0.9 percent, at 17,646.70, led higher by Microsoft and with Nike leading decliners. The S&P 500 ended 22.64 points higher, or 1.10 percent, at 2,075.15, with information technology leading six sectors higher as utilities led decliners. The technology sector also posted its first four-week winning streak since November. The Nasdaq closed up 111.81 points, or 2.27 percent, at 5,031.86. U.S. Treasury yields traded higher, …