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.


January 07, 2019

Happy New Year

The major market indices finished the holiday shortened week moderately higher with the bulk of the performance coming on Friday.

December 17, 2018

Slowing but Still Growing

The major market indices finished the week mixed to lower as investors weighed progress in the US/China trade talks against political brinkmanship in Washington and signs the global economy continues to slow.

December 03, 2018

Stocks Stage a Powell-ful Rally

The major market indices finished the week solidly higher reflecting dovish commentary from the Federal Reserve and growing hope the US and China are at the early stages of finding resolution in the ongoing trade war saga.

November 12, 2018

Will Gridlock be Good?

The major market indices finished higher for a second straight week as investors continued to take advantage of the October sell-off to add equity exposure to their portfolios.

October 29, 2018

Seasonals About to Turn More Favorable

The major market indices finished the week broadly lower reflecting a batch of disappointing earnings reports, as well as, the lingering trade tensions with China and concerns over the impact of tighter monetary policy and higher interest rates.

October 15, 2018

Buy Fear, Sell Greed

There’s an old Wall Street adage that says equity markets take an escalator higher but an elevator lower.

October 08, 2018

Rates Rise, Stocks Fall

The major market indices kicked off the fourth quarter on a negative note as easing trade tensions, following the announced trade deal with Canada and Mexico, were offset by a spike in interest rates.

September 24, 2018

Data Trumps Trade Tensions

The major market indices finished the week mostly higher with both the Dow and S&P 500 posting new all-time highs during the week.

September 10, 2018

Summer Ends, Stocks Fall

The major market indices finished the holiday shortened week mostly lower as a drubbing in the high-flying Technology sector weighed on the broader market.

August 27, 2018

Markets Look Beyond the Headline Noise

The major market indices finished the week modestly higher with the S&P 500 finishing at a new all-time higher after posting gains in seven of the past eight weeks.

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