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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...

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...

Would you rather purchase ground beef that contains 15% fat or that is 85% lean? Of course they are the same, but for most people, 85% lean ground beef sounds more attractive. That is why packages of ground beef or hamburger patties are presented or “framed” to emphasize the...