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John Hancock: Weekly Market Recap Week Ended February 21st

February 27, 2020

  Fed minutes In the minutes from its January meeting, the U.S. Federal Reserve indicated it’s likely to keep interest rates unchanged, expressing confidence in the U.S. economy. Fed officials noted they’re also remaining watchful of other developments—including the coronavirus and trade uncertainty—and how they may affect the economic outlook.   House work U.S. building […]


TD Ameritrade: A Look at 2019’s Stock Market Winners and Losers

February 20, 2020

  When asked recently which were the biggest stock market winners in 2019, JJ Kinahan, chief market strategist at TD Ameritrade, replied: “All of them.” It was a joke, of course, but with the S&P 500 Index (SPX) up more than 26% as of December 16 and all of its component industries in the green, it […]


Federated: 2020 Market Outlook

February 19, 2020

What industry money managers are thinking about stocks and the economy as a new year gets underway. Click here to read.   Source: https://www.federatedinvestors.com/insights/infographic/2020-market-outlook.do    


John Hancock: Weekly Market Recap Week Ended February 14th

February 18, 2020

  Earnings engine With earnings season winding down, the information technology sector has emerged as the biggest driver of earnings growth. As of February 13, the sector had accounted for 63% of fourth-quarter earnings growth across the S&P 500, according to FactSet. The broad market’s overall earnings growth rate is expected to be modest, at […]


LPL: Strong Jobs Report to Begin 2020

February 14, 2020

Economic Blog U.S. hiring came in stronger than expected in January, rebounding from a disappointing December print. Nonfarm payrolls rose by 225,000 in January, far surpassing Bloomberg’s consensus estimates for a 165,000 gain, according to the jobs report released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This number may help alleviate some investor unease […]


John Hancock: Weekly Market Recap Week Ended February 7th

February 11, 2020

  Jobs momentum U.S. employers added 225,000 jobs in January, exceeding economists’ expectations and topping 2019’s monthly average gain of 175,000. Although the unemployment rate rose to 3.6% from 3.5%, the small increase was attributed largely to more Americans re-entering the workforce to look for jobs.   Positive catalysts Among the factors that fueled the […]


Charles Schwab: Fed Holds Rates Steady, Cites “Moderate” Economic Growth

February 6, 2020

  Key Points As expected, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC)—the Federal Reserve’s policymaking arm—left the federal funds rate target in a range of 1.5% to 1.75%. The post-meeting statement, which generally provides an overview of economic conditions, was mostly unchanged from last month’s statement. It characterized the economy’s growth rate as “moderate” and noted […]