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Author Archives: Kathi Kwiatkowski
The Dow and the S&P 500 Index reached round numbers late last week, and the Nasdaq struggled to make its own mark today by trading above 4,000 for the first time in 13 years. But at the end of the … Continue reading
One day after the Dow broke through 16,000, the S&P 500 Index marked its own milestone by closing above 1,800 for the first time. The Dow gained 54 points to close at a new high. The S&P 500 Index rose … Continue reading
Is it time for investors to look beyond the U.S. markets? Chief Portfolio Strategist Dr. Brian Jacobsen believes so, and he tells us why in his appearance on Bloomberg Television’s “In the Loop.” In addition, he also discusses the potential … Continue reading
It’s rare for investors to see back-to-back monthly gains like we’ve had in September and October. That’s why many of them are on bubble watch, thinking that the momentum can’t be maintained. Our team of capital market strategists look back … Continue reading
Now that the government shutdown and debt crisis are behind us (at least for a while), the markets were able to return to business as usual and focus on earnings season and the U.S. Federal Reserve’s next move. Better-than-expected earnings … Continue reading
Negotiations over the debt ceiling continued in Washington, with hope that a resolution for the debt ceiling could potentially be reached over the weekend. Traders welcomed the news, and the Dow had its best two-day gain since January. The Dow … Continue reading
As Congress continues to deliberate on efforts to reach an agreement regarding the debt ceiling, market participants have begun to question the potential ramifications for money market funds, should the U.S. government default by failing to make timely payments on … Continue reading
The markets struggled to gain ground today as the government entered day four of its shutdown, but in the end, they finished a down week on a high note. The Dow rose 76 points, with 24 of its 30 components … Continue reading
It’s October, which means a new season of The Walking Dead, Halloween movie marathons, and scary ghouls and goblins ringing your doorbell looking for some candy. If only the scary things would stay on the TV screen, right? But it … Continue reading