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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.


 


May 09, 2016

Sell in May and Go Away?

The major market indices finished lower for a second consecutive week reflecting building concerns over mixed US economic data and the slowing pace of global growth.


May 02, 2016

Rally Stalls on Profit Drought

The major market indices finished the week lower as investors digested some of the markets recent gains. Prompting the round of profit taking was a batch of mixed earnings reports from a handful of leading Technology firms, disappointment that the Bank of Japan left its monetary stimulus program unchanged, a report highlighting sluggish US first quarter economic growth, and a mixed update from the Federal Reserve.


April 25, 2016

Lack of Fear is a Little Frightening

The major market indices finished the week mixed as stocks took a breather following recent gains. A batch of underwhelming earnings reports, mixed economic data, valuation concerns and caution ahead of the upcoming Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting kept many investors close to the sidelines.


April 18, 2016

Trend is our Friend but Rally Looks Tired

The major market indices finished the week solidly higher reflecting strength in the beaten down Financials sector following a batch of better than feared first quarter earnings reports.


April 11, 2016

Buyers Exhaustion Setting In

The major market indices finished the week lower as investors took profits following the recent run-up in prices. After a very weak start to the year, the S&P found a bottom on February 11 and has since rallied by nearly 12% through Fridays’ (4/8) close.


March 21, 2016

'Dovish' Fed Sends Market Flying

The major market indices finished the week higher with the S&P 500 gaining for the fifth consecutive week, the longest winning streak since late October/early November. Both the Dow and S&P also managed to erase year-to-date losses.


March 14, 2016

March Madness - the Rebound Continues

The major market indices finished the week higher with the S&P 500 gaining for the fourth consecutive week. After falling by over 10 percent through the closer on February 11th, the S&P has rallied sharply and is now down by less than 1 percent on a total return (including dividends) basis.


February 29, 2016

Is the Bull Starting to Regain its Legs?

The major market indices finished the week solidly higher reflecting a firming in oil prices, a batch of favorable economic reports and a better tone to trading in the global markets.


February 22, 2016

Stocks Post Best Gain This Year

The major market indices finished the holiday shortened week solidly higher reflecting a firming in oil prices following an agreement by Saudi Arabia, Russia, Venezuela, and Qatar to freeze oil output at current levels.


February 08, 2016

All Eyes on Yellen

The major market indices finished the week lower as the cauldron of uncertainty continues to simmer.

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