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John Hancock Weekly Market Recap: Week Ended June 22

June 26, 2018

  Approaching halftime With one week to go before the halfway point of 2018, different segments of the U.S. equity market have exhibited sharply divergent returns. Year to date, growth stocks have outperformed value stocks by a wide margin and small caps have beaten large caps. Among major indexes, the NASDAQ has outperformed the S&P […]


John Hancock Weekly Market Recap: Week Ended June 15:

June 18, 2018

Source: jhinvestments   Mixed markets After posting strong performance the previous week, the major U.S. stock indexes made modest moves in different directions. The Dow fell nearly 1% for the week, the NASDAQ rose more than 1%, and the S&P 500 was little changed overall.   Small-cap record The Russell 2000 Index, a small-cap stock […]


MaJohn Hancock Weekly Market Recap: Week Ended June 8

June 11, 2018

Source: jhinvestments   Breakout week U.S. stocks finally managed to sustain positive momentum after alternating between small gains and losses over the preceding three weeks. Consumer discretionary stocks led the broader market higher as the Dow climbed nearly 3% and the S&P 500 and NASDAQ rose more than 1   Volatility dissipates Although stocks have […]


Wary of High Yield? Three Reasons Not to Be

June 1, 2018

  High-yield investors bracing for a downturn in 2018 can relax. By some metrics, high-yield companies have rarely looked better. The way we see it, investors who do their homework can still profit in this environment. After a strong 2017, high-yield bonds have struggled this year as US Treasury yields spiked and inflation potential stirred […]


BlackRock: Investment Directions, Spring Planting

May 25, 2018

Spring 2018 Investment directions Spring planting Click image to read


Goldman Sachs 2018 Mid-Year Outlook.

May 23, 2018

  Macro & Market Views A better balance of risks: We think the outlook for risk asset returns has improved. Interest rates have risen, equities have sold off and the bar for growth is lower after the recent moderation. We are strategically pro-risk, but continue to emphasize a dynamic approach to investment as volatility re-emerges. […]


Market Recap for Week Ended May 18:

May 22, 2018

Small-cap record A small-cap stock index climbed to a record high as the positive outlook for U.S. economic growth continued to support shares of small companies. The Russell 2000 Index rose on Wednesday to a level that topped its previous record set in late January.   Retail strength Positive economic data and expectations of further […]


Market Recap for Week Ended April 6:

April 10, 2018

Earnings season optimism First-quarter earnings reports are scheduled to begin coming in this week, and analysts are expecting the strongest quarterly profit growth in eight years, in part due to the new tax law and its reduction of corporate rates. Earnings for companies in the S&P 500 are expected to rise an average of 18% […]


Kevin Miller Discusses Millennial Investors and ETFs

October 2, 2017

The E-Valuator Portfolio Manager Kevin Miller Discusses Millennial Investors and ETFs Read the full article here.