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LPL: About That Dow 9-Week Win Streak

February 28, 2019

The strong move in stocks continues. The S&P 500 Index has risen nearly 19% (as of February 22) from the December 24 lows, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (Dow) has posted an incredible nine-week winning streak for the first time since a 10-week stretch back in 1995. The Dow’s strength at this time of […]


John Hancock: Weekly Market Recap Week Ended February 22nd

February 26, 2019

    Fast start Entering the final week of February, the S&P 500 was on pace to record its biggest early-year advance in nearly three decades. The last time the index climbed more than 10% over January and February was in 1991. This year’s gains have been broad; as of Thursday, 90% of S&P 500 […]


Federated: The Fed ‘Put’

February 22, 2019

The Fed is supporting the market. Might China be next? Why does the Federal Reserve see the need to pause when employment is going strong (more below) and real wages are accelerating—they are now at their highest level since the early 1970s? The Institutional Strategist believes it’s because policymakers have come to view the stock […]


Schwab: Be Careful What You Wish For

February 21, 2019

Key Points   Too much of a good thing? Equity investors have been cheering the sharp rebound seen since the end of last year, with the S&P 500 up more than 16% since the Christmas Eve low. We don’t want to be buzzkills and we enjoy rallies as much as anybody; but just like you […]


LPL: Should Investors Love A Great State to 2019?

February 19, 2019

Posted by lplresearch Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! With the S&P 500 Index up 9.8% for the year as of yesterday, this is its best start up to this point since 1991. So should investors love to see this much green this early in the year, or should they be leery they might be heartbroken down […]


John Hancock: Weekly Market Recap Week Ended February 15th

February 18, 2019

  Bullish comeback While market gains have been modest in recent weeks, they’ve been impressive taken as a whole. Since stocks sank to a recent low on December 24, the S&P 500 and Dow have both risen around 18%. The NASDAQ has added nearly 21%, exiting a bear market that it entered in late December. […]


Lord Abbett: Strong Signals for the U.S. Economy as 2019 Begins

February 15, 2019

Recent data on job growth indicate a solid pace of economic activity in the United States.   In Brief Much of the market volatility of late 2018 was driven by concerns that U.S. economic growth would begin to soften in 2019. But as the New Year begins, some key data are signaling continued strength. On […]


Calamos Investments: January 2019 Economic Outlook

February 12, 2019

Following a painful and broad fourth quarter selloff, risk assets rebounded in the first weeks of 2019 as optimism has grown about Fed accommodation, earnings, China stimulus and an eventual trade dispute resolution. However, investors should be prepared for choppy markets, especially through the first half of the year. We believe: Read more click here […]


John Hancock: Weekly Market Recap Week Ended February 8th

February 11, 2019

    NASDAQ bull back? The NASDAQ modestly outperformed the other major indexes for the week and at one point came close to entering a new bull market. At midweek, the index was up about 19% from a recent low reached in late December, when it entered a bear market. A rise of 20% from […]


Alliance Bernstein: Latest Jobs Data Show A Robust US Labor Market

February 8, 2019

  The government shutdown and temporary displacement of some workers didn’t cause the strong US labor market to miss a beat. Today’s jobs report reinforces that gains have been accelerating. That’s good news for the economy and markets. Big Job Gains in January’s Report All told, the US economy picked up 304,000 jobs in January. […]