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August 12, 2017 – Weekend Market Comment

August 12, 2017 – U.S. equities edged higher on Friday as investors weighed tensions between the U.S. and North Korea heading into the weekend. The S&P 500 gained 0.13 percent to end at 2,441.32 with information technology rising 0.75 percent to lead advancers.

The index posted its second-worst weekly performance of the year. It fell 1.43 percent for the week, the most since the week of March 24. The Dow Jones industrial average closed 14.31 points higher at 21,858.32 after briefly dipping into negatively territory, with Apple contributing the most gains. The Dow also closed out its second-worst weekly performance of the year. The Nasdaq composite outperformed, rising 0.64 percent to 6,256.56 as large-cap tech stocks rebounded. The index posted its third-worst weekly performance of the year. Stocks were coming off their worst session since May as tensions between the U.S. and North Korea linger.

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August 05, 2017 – Weekend Market Comment

August 5, 2017 – Dow rises to 8th straight record close after much stronger-than-expected jobs report. The Dow Jones industrial average hit a record high and closed 66.71 points at 22,092.81. Goldman Sachs contributed the most gains. The index also posted its eighth straight record close.

The S&P 500 gained 0.19 percent to close at 2,476.83, with financials rising 0.72 percent to lead advancers. The Nasdaq composite closed 0.18 percent higher at 6,351.56.


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101 Bull Bear Bull market (dark green over red)  the dark green 50 day average is in a flattening uptrend.  NOTICE THE SLOPE (second window), we might be starting another long ride up, with a short term pull back.Bull market -- expect bullish outcomes. ! 103 NYSE High Low Market Forces Breadth lines nothing but strength.
105 Non Farm Payroll Lots of jobs! But beware this is lagging indicator. The smart money is gone before this turns down.
107 Industrial Pr…

July 29, 2017 – Weekend Market Comment

July 29, 2017 –The Nasdaq composite ended 0.1 percent lower at 6,374.68 after falling as much as 0.7 percent. The tech heavy-index climbed its lows as Facebook, Netflix and Google-parent Alphabet erased earlier losses.

The Dow Jones industrial average closed 33.76 points higher at 21,830.31, notching intraday and closing highs. The S&P 500 declined 0.13 percent to close at 2,472.10 after falling as much as 0.43 percent. Consumer staples led seven sectors lower. The major indexes posted a mixed weekly performance, with the S&P and Nasdaq ending slightly lower while Dow rose 1 percent in the time period. Investors also digested a slew of earnings reports this week.


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101 Bull Bear Bull market (dark green over red)  the dark green 50 day average is in a rising uptrend.  NOTICE THE SLOPE (second window), we might be starting another long ride up.Bull market -- expect bullish outcomes. ! 103 NYSE High Low Mar…

July 22, 2017 – Weekend Market Comment

July 22, 2017 –The three major indexes notched record highs this week as quarterly earnings from S&P 500 companies largely outperform expectations. Microsoft, Honeywell and Morgan Stanley are just a few of the companies that reported earlier this week. U.S. equities fell on Friday as General Electric led industrial stocks lower. The Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 100 points before closing 31.71 points lower at 21,580.07. General Electric fell 2.9 percent to lead decliners. The S&P 500 slipped 0.04 percent to close at 2,472.54, with industrials and energy leading decliners. The Nasdaq composite ended 0.04 percent lower at 6,387.75 and snapped its longest winning streak since February 2015.

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101 Bull Bear Bull market (dark green over red)  the dark green 50 day average is in an uptrend.  NOTICE THE SLOPE (second window), we might be starting another long ride up.Bull market -- expect bullis…