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.


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).

October 07, 2019

Price Discovery Continues

The S&P 500 finished lower for the third consecutive week as the ‘price discovery’ process continues to play out.

September 23, 2019

Market Dips Despite Generally Favorable News

The major market indices posted their first weekly decline in the past four weeks despite a reduction in interest rates by the Federal Reserve and signs of progress in the US-China trade talks.

September 09, 2019

Easing Uncertainties Drive Markets Higher

The major market indices finished the holiday shortened week solidly higher reflecting the resurrection of trade talks between the U.S. and China, lessened tensions in Hong Kong following the withdrawal of a controversial bill, a postponement in the Brexit vote until next year, and a fresh batch of solid U.S. economic data, that helped ease fears of a near term recession.

August 26, 2019

Escalating Trade Tensions Weigh on Markets (Again)

The major market indices finished lower for a fourth straight week as an escalation in trade tensions between the US and China outweighed the likelihood of further monetary stimulus from the Federal Reserve.

August 19, 2019

Markets Are Thrown a ‘Curve’

The major market indices finished lower for a third straight week reflecting trade uncertainty and an ominous sign from the US bond market.

August 12, 2019

Trade Worries Move Back to the Front Burner

The major market indices finished lower for a second straight week reflecting increased trade tensions and the threat of a currency war with China.

July 22, 2019

Stocks take a Breather as they Await the Fed Decision

The major market indices finished the week modestly lower as optimism around the prospects for looser monetary policy was offset by the spotty start to second quarter earnings season and signs the US/China trade talks are making little progress.

July 15, 2019

Dovish Fed Pushes Markets to New Highs

The major market indices finished the week solidly higher with the Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite all posting new all-time highs.

July 01, 2019

Deal or No Deal?

The major market indices finished the week modestly lower as uncertainty heading into the weekend G20 meeting, where President Trump and Chinese President Xi are scheduled to meet to discuss the trade situation, kept many investors tethered to the sidelines.

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