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Weekly ViewPoint

Guggenheim Investments' Mike Schwager offers his weekly views on the market. Mr. Schwager, Chief Market Strategist for Guggenheim Investments, is responsible for analyzing trends in the economy and financial markets.


 


March 30, 2020

Market Whiplash Likely to Continue

The major market indices finished the week solidly higher reflecting building optimism the aggressive monetary efforts by the Federal Reserve coupled with the $2.2 trillion fiscal spending package approved by Congress should help blunt the economic blow from the coronavirus.


March 23, 2020

Watching and Waiting

The major market indices finished the week sharply lower, with the S&P 500 posting its worst weekly loss since October 2008 when the index fell by 18.2%.


March 09, 2020

Uncertainty Dominates as the Situation Remains Fluid

Despite a rollercoaster ride of big up and down moves, the major market indices finished the week with modest gains.


February 24, 2020

Jitters over the Coronavirus Weigh on the Market

After posting solid gains over the past couple weeks, the major market indices finished the holiday shortened week lower reflecting conflicting signals on the containment of the coronavirus epidemic and worries on how the virus may impact global growth.


February 03, 2020

Virus Fears Weigh on Market

The major market indices finished the week broadly lower reflecting growing uncertainty around the severity and duration of the Wuhan coronavirus and how it may impact global growth.


January 06, 2020

2020 Vision

The major market indices kicked off the New Year on a mildly positive note, although trading activity during the first two days of the year was extremely volatile.


December 09, 2019

Trade Confusion Offset by Strong Jobs Data

The major market indices finished the week mixed to little changed with the S&P 500 closing higher and both the Dow and Nasdaq posting modest losses.


November 18, 2019

Winning Streak Best in Two Years

The S&P 500 finished higher for a sixth consecutive week, the longest weekly winning streak in over two years.


November 04, 2019

Stocks Continue to Climb the Wall of Worry

The S&P 500 finished higher for a fourth consecutive week after the Federal Reserve lowered rates for a third time this year, payroll data came in much stronger than expected, the wobbly manufacturing sector showed signs of stabilizing, and third quarter earnings reports continued to trend at a better than feared pace.


October 21, 2019

Cautiously Optimistic

The S&P 500 finished higher for a second straight week in volatile trading action, as a solid start to third quarter earnings season was pitted against mixed signals on the US/China trade front and a lower global growth forecast from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

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