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Weekly Market Summary U.S. stocks rang in the new year in style this week, posting strong gains that pushed multiple indexes to new all-time highs. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) tacked on just over 1% this week to close at a 19,963.80. On Friday, the blue-chip index hit...

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 After going a year since its last rate increase, the Federal Reserve announced this week that it was raising the benchmark federal funds rate by a quarter percentage point—to between 0.50% and 0.75%—and that officials now expect to raise short-term rates...

Weekly Market Summary This week marked the one-month anniversary since Hillary Clinton conceded the presidential election to Donald Trump. The so-called “Trump Rally” in U.S. stocks caught its second wind this week on the wings of strong consumer sentiment data and rising oil...

Weekly Market Summary U.S. stocks took a break this week from their “Trump rally.” Growing political uncertainty in Italy, as well as lukewarm domestic jobs data, had investors tapping the brake. The U.S. economy added enough jobs in November to raise expectations that the Federal...

This week Schaeffer’s Investment Research published an article indicating that bullishness among AAII members has more than doubled in less than a month to 49.9% as of last week. This is the highest reading since January 1, 2015. Past analysis from AAII had indicated that...

Weekly Market Summary This week saw U.S. stocks, for the most part, continue their upward march in the wake of Donald Trump’s presidential election victory. Major indexes hit record highs and the U.S. dollar, as measured by the U.S. Dollar Index, climbed to a 13-year high. It...

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,...

The election day is just 11 days away, thank goodness. As it nears, articles and reports are appearing about the election’s impact on the market. We’re going to discuss the data in the November Stock Superstars Report, which will be posted online Friday evening, but I’ll share...