Jobs Report Causes Market Uncertainty

Posted on September 5, 2014 | Stock Superstars Report

A short week did nothing to stop the indexes from hitting new highs, although the range was quite tight. On each of the four days of the week, new highs were reached. The jobs report released on Friday morning was a negative surprise, with only 142,000 jobs created versus expectations of 228,000 jobs created.

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Heading Into September, Plus the September Monthly Report

Posted on August 29, 2014 | Stock Superstars Report

The September SSR Monthly Report is now available. There is one new portfolio deletion and one new portfolio addition to announce.

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SSR August Appears to Be Better Than Expected

Posted on August 22, 2014 | Stock Superstars Report

On Monday, the NASDAQ hit a 14-year high and the Dow Jones industrial average is well on its way to having its best month of performance since February. The S&P 500 index hit a new all-time high of just over 1,992 on Thursday, which marks the 28th record close this year for the index.

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August Appears to Be Better Than Expected

Posted on August 22, 2014 | Stock Superstars Report

On Monday, the NASDAQ hit a 14-year high and the Dow Jones industrial average is well on its way to having its best month of performance since February. The S&P 500 index hit a new all-time high of just over 1,992 on Thursday, which marks the 28th record close this year for the index. August’s impressive performance comes as a surprise; many analysts were warning of an impending correction.

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SSR Portfolio Beats the Market

Posted on August 15, 2014 | Stock Superstars Report

According to a report from Merrill Lynch, health care and technology stocks have turned in the most second-quarter earnings and revenue numbers that beat consensus estimates, while the telecom sector has lagged.

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Volatile Trends Trip Markets

Posted on August 9, 2014 | Stock Superstars Report

The August SSR Monthly Report is now available at the SSR website. There is one new portfolio deletion and one new portfolio addition to announce.

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Erasing July’s Gains

Posted on August 1, 2014 | Stock Superstars Report

The August SSR Monthly Report is now available at the SSR website. There is one new portfolio deletion and one new portfolio addition to announce.

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Politics Take the Backseat, for Now

Posted on July 25, 2014 | Stock Superstars Report

As earnings season gets into full swing, several SSR holdings reported earnings this week, so we are keeping the introduction short and sweet. Markets were shaken up on Monday on concerns of violence in Gaza and Ukraine, but investors were soothed after President Obama issued statements calling for a ceasefire in Gaza. He also said that Russia will be closely watched as investigators seek to get to the bottom of what happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which was shot down last week.

Macroeconomic events were on the back burner throughout the rest of the week, allowing investors to focus on improving company earnings and pushing the Dow Jones industrial average and S&P 500 index toward record highs. The S&P 500 finished Wednesday at an all-time high, the 26th record close for the year. According to FactSet, approximately one-third of the S&P 500 companies have reported earnings for the quarter and remain on track to increase earnings 6.6% from a year earlier. Analysts projected a 4.9% gain before the unofficial start of reporting season.

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Geopolitical Concerns Spook U.S. Markets

Posted on July 18, 2014 | Stock Superstars Report

The Federal Reserve‘s Monetary Policy Report submitted to Congress this week included concerns about overvaluation in social media and biotech stocks. The report said, “Valuation metrics in some sectors do appear substantially stretched, particularly those for smaller firms in the social media and biotechnology industries, despite a notable downturn in equity prices for such firms early in the year.”

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Earnings Season Returns

Posted on July 11, 2014 | Stock Superstars Report

On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve released minutes from its June meeting. The Fed committee announced that if the economy continues its improvement, the Fed bond-purchasing program will end in October. The program has been in place since September 2012; now that there is some clarity regarding its endpoint, investors will turn their attention toward estimating when the Fed will raise interest rates.

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