Mid-Day Review: September 22, 2017

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Mid-Morning Look Friday, September 22, 17  U.S. equities are little changed in early trading Friday, with the S&P 500 less than 1% away from a record reached on Wednesday while bonds strengthened as bank shares headed for the first decline in six sessions. Defensive assets such as gold, bonds and the yen see early strength after North Korea threatened to … Read More

Market Review: September 21, 2017

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Closing Recap Thursday, September 21, 17 Equity Market Recap ·      Stocks slipped on Thursday, with the Dow Industrials snapping its 9-day winning streak, and both it and the S&P 500 Index pulled back from record highs. The tech heavy Nasdaq Composite underperformed for a second day, declining amid weakness in Apple and its chip suppliers on fears of slow iPhone 8 … Read More

Mid-Day Review: September 21, 2017

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Mid-Morning Look Thursday, September 21, 17 Equities slipping from record highs for the Dow Industrial Average and S&P 500 Index, paring recent gains after markets digest the news that the Fed will start paring its $4.5 trillion portfolio next month. The FOMC kept alive the likelihood of one more 2017 rate increase and dot plots pointed to three additional hikes … Read More

Morning Preview: September 21, 2017

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Early Look Thursday, September 21, 17 Stock futures are trading lower, slipping a day after the Dow Industrials and S&P 500 ended at record closing highs yet again, after the Federal Reserve outlined plans to shrink its balance sheet yesterday during its Federal Reserve meeting. Investors now turn their focus to European Central Bank officials’ speeches for clues on the … Read More

Market Review: September 20, 2017

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Closing Recap Wednesday, September 20, 17 Equity Market Recap ·      The Dow Industrials manage to close higher for an 8th straight session, its 6th straight record close, and its 42nd record close of 2017 on Fed day while the S&P set a new record as well. As expected, the U.S. Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged but signaled it still expects one more increase … Read More

Morning Preview: September 20, 2017

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Early Look Wednesday, September 20, 17 Stock futures are in a holding pattern, with averages little changed throughout (3-point range for S&P futures overnight) as markets await the FOMC meeting policy results at 2:00 PM EST later this afternoon. The results will be followed by a press conference with Chairwoman Janet Yellen at 2:30 PM EST. Expectations are for the … Read More

Market Review: September 19, 2017

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Closing Recap Tuesday, September 19, 17 Equity Market Recap ·      Stocks extend gains ahead of the FOMC policy meeting results tomorrow afternoon, with the Dow Industrials posting its 7-straight days of gains to close at a record high for a 41st time in 2017, while the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite also posted personal bests. The FOMC concludes its 2-day policy … Read More

Mid-Day Outlook: September 19, 2017

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Mid-Morning Look Tuesday, September 19, 17 U.S. equities are in a holding pattern, coming into the day at record all-time highs for the Dow Industrials (7-straight days of gains), the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite, ahead of the two day FOMC meeting which started today and concludes tomorrow afternoon. The Dow Industrials enter the day with 5-straight days of … Read More

Morning Preview: September 19, 2017

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Early Look Tuesday, September 19, 17 Stock futures are pointing to a higher open, pushing further into record territory as the FOMC kicks off its two-day policy meeting later this morning, with expectations for a balance sheet reduction, but keeping interest rates unchanged. The FOMC is widely expected to say it will start reducing its $4.5 trillion portfolio of government … Read More

Mid-Day Outlook: September 18, 2017

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Mid-Morning Look Monday, September 18, 17 Equities soaring to new highs again, as concerns over the political situation with North Korea appeared to ease, with the Dow Industrials, S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite all setting new record highs ahead of Fed meeting this Wednesday. Officials are expected to announce the start of the reduction of the central bank’s balance sheet, … Read More