Mike’s Weekly Commentary

  • August 30, 2017

    Key Drivers of the Stock Market Through the first seven months of 2017, 61% of the S&P 500’s double digit returns were driven by five companies: Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, and...

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  • August 15, 2017

    Stock Market Yes, this bull market will end eventually, but the following factors continue to be primary drivers of the stock market. S. corporate earnings and revenue growth continue to be...

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  • August 2, 2017

    U.S. Stock Market Many investors use the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) as a barometer of the U.S. Stock market.   The DJIA stood at 18,000 the day before the Presidential election...

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  • July 10, 2017

    Market & US Economy Trends Stocks have been drifting along near record highs and background conditions remain relatively positive in the near term. However, investors should not be surprised if...

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  • June 7, 2017

    Market Commentary If your investments are properly diversified across multiple asset classes they should be performing well year to date. Major asset classes including, domestic and foreign equities have achieved sizable...

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  • May 15, 2017

    Market Outlook U.S. stocks continue to trade near record highs despite entering a traditionally soft seasonal time of the year. Economic data has improved in the second quarter increasing the...

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  • May 4, 2017

    Market Outlook - Stocks Make Abrupt U-turn! After the S&P 500 hit a new market high on March 1st, the market subsequently drifted sideways then downward. Last week, the market reversed...

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  • April 18, 2017

    Market Outlook On March 1st the S&P 500 reached an all-time high of 2400; on March 9th, this bull market became eight years old, the second longest in history. Since then...

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  • April 5, 2017

    Market Perspective The recent modest decline in stocks is a healthy pause in an ongoing bull market. The failure of healthcare reform contributed to the recent pullback in stocks, however...

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  • March 28, 2017

    U.S. Economy Short Term Optimism: After a "typical" weak first quarter, economic growth should accelerate. Over the past two decades, first quarter real GDP has lagged the other three quarters by...

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