Author Archives: Kathi Kwiatkowski

Stocks mixed on earnings

It was one of the busiest days of the earnings season, with 25 of the companies in the S&P 500 Index reporting. Results were mixed, but for the most part, the markets focused on the positive. The Dow slipped 16 … Continue reading

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April: A month of reckoning?

In many parts of the country, the weather has taken a slight turn for the better. The economic data released for the first quarter of the year has been viewed as being distorted by the weather. With the start of … Continue reading

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A new way to cover the tab

The future of Ukraine hangs in the balance this weekend as voters in Crimea take to the polls. That uncertainty, along with disappointing economic indicators, weighed on the markets again today. The Dow fell 43, the S&P 500 Index slid … Continue reading

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Winter weather doesn’t stop hiring

Friday’s jobs report came in better than expected. However, the positive news was outweighed by concerns over tensions in Ukraine, and the markets closed mixed. The Dow gained 30 points, the S&P 500 Index inched up 1, and the Nasdaq … Continue reading

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Market Roundup for March: Madness or just messiness?

Weather-tainted economic data continued to steer investors’ attention to bigger-picture issues, such as what’s next for the Fed and ECB, whether Venezuela is going to get much worse before it gets better, and how the conflict in Ukraine will resolve. … Continue reading

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Market Roundup for February: Will it be short, but intense?

January didn’t start the year well, but the markets have 11 more months to redeem themselves. We think February’s movements might mimic January’s, with short and intense movements. U.S. economic data is likely to be muddled with the continued adverse … Continue reading

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Outlook 2014, part 3: Investors’ questions answered (excerpt)

Dr. Brian Jacobsen, CFA, CFP®; John Manley, CFA; and James Kochan, capital market strategists at Wells Fargo Funds Management, LLC, sat down with Amy George to answer investor questions in this excerpt of On the Trading DeskSM from January 24, … Continue reading

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Outlook 2014, part 3: Investors’ questions answered

We’re answering questions submitted by investors and reporters this week with insights from John Manley, CFA; Jim Kochan; and Brian Jacobsen, Ph.D., CFA, CFP®, capital market strategists with Wells Fargo Funds Management, LLC.

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Outlook 2014, part 2: Investment opportunities (excerpt)

Dr. Brian Jacobsen, CFA, CFP®; John Manley, CFA; and James Kochan, capital market strategists at Wells Fargo Funds Management, LLC, sat down with Amy George to help investors find opportunities in this excerpt of On the Trading DeskSM from January … Continue reading

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The year of the rooster

An absence of economic data forced traders to focus on earnings, and the results were mixed. The Dow fell 44 points, with 18 of its 30 components losing ground. However, the S&P 500 Index broke its 2-day losing streak by … Continue reading

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