Market Update: Monday, December 19, 2016

Market Update Stocks edge up to begin quiet week. (9:50am ET) U.S. markets are slightly higher in early trading, kicking off what is likely to be a low-volume week on scattered data releases ahead of the holidays; though a speech by Federal Reserve Bank (Fed) Chair Janet Yellen this afternoon will garner attention.  Friday’s session…

Market Update: Monday, December 5, 2016

Market Update Global stocks shake off Italy vote; oil moves higher.(10:53am ET) U.S. indexes are moving higher in early trading, boosted by resilience in European equities after Italians voted down the country’s constitutional referendum on Sunday; rising WTI crude oil prices are also lending support. This comes after the S&P 500failed to hold early gains…

Market Update: Monday, November 28, 2016

Market Update Markets inch lower to begin data-heavy week. U.S. equities are pulling back modestly this morning as investors pause following a record-setting week for major indexes and ahead of a swath of economic data due out this week, including Friday’s nonfarm payrolls report. Volatility in WTI crude oil prices is also adding to caution…

What Happens Thanksgiving Week?

This is Thanksgiving week, and we all have many things to be thankful for. With equities near all-time highs, the end of the earnings recession, and positive seasonality for the next few months, investors have much to be thankful for considering this year started off as the worst ever after 28 days for the S&P…

Market Update: Monday, November 7, 2016

Market Update Stocks poised to break losing streak ahead of Election Day. U.S. equities are markedly higher as Americans prepare to head to the polls tomorrow. Looking back at Friday, the S&P 500, Dow, and Nasdaqall lost 0.2%. This was the ninth consecutive decline for the S&P as the consumer staples sector (-1.0%) led the…

Market Update: Monday, October 31, 2016

Market Update U.S. equities begin week positive, bucking global trend. Boosted by continued mergers and acquisitions activity, domestic markets are slightly higher this morning; this in contrast to foreign markets that pulled back as developments over the weekend spurred renewed U.S. election uncertainty. Looking back, the S&P 500 shed 0.3% on Friday, bringing its weekly…

Market Update: Monday, October 24, 2016

  Market Update Markets higher following weekend of mergers and acquisitions activity. U.S. stocks are moving higher to start the busiest week of earnings season, boosted by a number of high profile deals announced over the weekend, including AT&T agreeing to acquire Time Warner, and TD Ameritrade and Toronto-Dominion Bank agreeing to purchase Scottrade. Friday’s…

Market Update: Monday, October 17, 2016

Article link: https://lplresearch.com/2016/10/17/market-update-monday-october-17-2016/   Market Update Markets mostly lower as pace of earnings reports picks up. U.S. stocks have lost a little ground this morning as earnings season kicks into high gear. TheS&P 500 closed flat on Friday, logging a second straight weekly decline, as a 0.5% rise in the heavily-weighted financials and technology sectors was…