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LPL: 3 Lessons Learned Since the Market Peak

February 25, 2021

One Year Later: 3 Lessons Learned Since the Market Peak Market Blog Friday, February 19, 2021 Today marks one year since the market began to price in the effects that COVID-19 would have on the world. The old market adage “stairs up, elevator down” certainly rang true over the coming weeks, as the S&P 500 […]

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Kevin Miller on Fox Business The Claman Countdown

February 24, 2021

Today’s Countdown Closer Kevin Miller, E-Valuator Funds CIO, talks his three M’s: Material, Machines, Management Click to find out what they are.

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John Hancock: Weekly Market Recap Week Ended February 19th

February 23, 2021

  Value resurgence In a reversal from 2020, large-cap U.S. value stocks have been outperforming their large-cap growth counterparts year to date, and they outperformed again in the latest week. A value stock benchmark rose 0.3% while a growth benchmark fell 1.7%.   Retail therapy U.S. retail sales rose 5.3% in January compared with the […]

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Lord Abbett: 2021 Investment Outlook

February 18, 2021

2021 Investment Outlook: Economies, Rates, and Fixed Income Lord Abbett investment leaders assess the factors that could influence global economies and fixed-income markets in the New Year. This has been an unprecedented year, and most global citizens likely will be pleased to have 2020 in the rearview mirror.  As the COVID-19 virus ravaged every corner […]

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John Hancock: Weekly Market Recap Week Ended February 12th

February 16, 2021

  Small-cap surge A big rally on Monday for small-cap stocks lifted the Russell 2000 Index, a small-cap benchmark, to another week of outperformance relative to large caps. The index climbed more than 2% for the week; since the end of September, the index has gained nearly 52%.   NASDAQ crosses threshold It was a […]

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Calamos: 2021 Outlooks From The Calamos Investment Team

February 12, 2021

2021 Outlooks from the Calamos Investment Team Introduction: Active Management, the Difference Maker in 2021 Our teams see many opportunities in 2021, supported by continued economic recovery, the rollout of Covid vaccines, and accommodative monetary policy from the Federal Reserve. However, individual security selection and risk management will be essential, as I discussed in my […]

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Federated Hermes: Job Market Hits Air Pocket

February 11, 2021

  The weakness gives President Biden more clout for new stimulus. BOTTOM LINE Nonfarm payrolls in January rose by a much weaker-than-expected 49,000 jobs—with virtually all of them state and local government hires—with a sharp downward revision of a combined 159,000 jobs in November and December. The Labor Department also announced its annual establishment-survey revisions […]

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John Hancock: Weekly Market Recap Week Ended February 5th

February 10, 2021

Small-cap sizzle Small-cap stocks extended their recent run of outperformance relative to their large-cap peers, as the Russell 2000 Index, a small-cap benchmark, posted a nearly 8% gain to set another record high. Since the end of September 2020, the Russell 2000 has surged 48%.   Rebound rally The major U.S. stock indexes posted weekly […]

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Charles Schwab: Fed Keeps Rates Unchanged

February 5, 2021

Key Points In a unanimous decision, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) of the Federal Reserve surprised no one and kept the fed funds rate unchanged and pinned near the zero bound. The FOMC also announced the maintenance of its securities buying—at $120 billion per month, and with no changes to the composition of its […]

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LPL: As Goes January, So Goes The Year

February 4, 2021

Stocks got off to a nice start in 2021, until the late January selloff, as everyone got GameStop fever. Should bulls worry about what a down January might mean for the rest of 2021? There’s an old adage on Wall Street that suggests, “As goes January, so goes the year.” This was first discussed in […]

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