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Pessimism among individual investors jumped to its highest level in more than year in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. At the same time, the percentages of individual investors describing their six-month outlooks as “bullish” or “neutral” fell. Bullish sentiment,...

Weekly Market Summary President Trump, the economy and the Federal Reserve played pivotal roles in the U.S. stock market this week. Stocks were basically flat to start the week in anticipation of Trump’s first address to a joint session of Congress. A slightly disappointing gross...

Weekly Market Summary U.S. indexes continued their upward march this week, although there may be some indications that the momentum generated by rhetoric from President Trump may need actual policy statements for it to continue. Traders will be watching the President’s address...

Weekly Market Summary Renewed promises from President Trump of a new tax plan and generally positive economic and earnings data sent U.S. stocks upward again this week. In fact, this week the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite notched intraday...

Weekly Market Summary Investor optimism waned this week following several controversial executive orders from President Trump. Chief among them was a move to restrict immigration from seven majority-Muslim countries, which sent airline and technology stocks falling. The technology...

Weekly Market Summary U.S. stock markets ended 2016 on a bit of a losing streak, capping off what was otherwise an impressive year for stocks. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) lost 0.9% this week to close at 19,762.60, snapping its historic weekly win streak. The blue-chip...

Weekly Market Summary The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) fell for the seventh straight session on Friday and ended the week down 1.5% at 17,888.28. This is the longest losing streak for the blue-chip index since August. For October, the index lost 0.9%. This week, the index...

Weekly Market Summary The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) eked out a nearly 0.1% gain for the week and closed at 18,161.19. The index has been trading in a narrow range for the last couple of weeks, bounded to the upside by the 50-day moving average (18,272.32). To the downside,...

Weekly Market Summary The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) gained 0.04% from last week to close at 18,145.71. For yet another week, the 50-day moving average (18,313.50) appears to be a resistance point to the upside. To the downside, we look for round-number support at 18,000. The...

Weekly Market Summary The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) lost 0.6% for the week, posting its second consecutive weekly loss to close at 18,138.38. For yet another week, the 50-day moving average (18,352.62) appears to be a resistance point to the upside. To the downside, we...