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 29, 2018

Four for Four

The major market indices rose for a fourth consecutive week reflecting the strong macro environment and rising expectations for corporate earnings growth following the passage of tax reform.

January 22, 2018

FOMO – Fear Of Missing Out

Stocks finished the week higher reflecting a batch of solid economic data, a strong start to fourth quarter earnings season and an upbeat outlook from the Fed’s Beige Book report.

January 08, 2018

New Year, Same Rally

Stocks kicked off the New Year on a positive note with the major market indices all posting strong gains for the week.

December 18, 2017

Trend Should Remain Our Friend

The major market indices finished the week solidly higher reflecting optimism around the passage of tax reform, a slightly more ‘dovish’ than expected update from the Fed, and a report showing retail sales surged during the month of November.

December 11, 2017

Fed Up

Stocks finished the week mostly higher reflecting stabilization in the recently beaten up Technology sector, progress on tax reform, and a temporary deal to avoid a government shutdown. 

December 04, 2017

Focus on the Fundamentals

The major market indices finished the week mostly higher. During the week the Dow topped the 24K milestone for the first time ever as investors applauded progress on corporate tax reform and a batch of solid economic data.

November 20, 2017

Near Term ‘Holding Pattern’ Likely

The major market indices finished the week little changed as investors digested and debated the implications of a soft batch of economic data out of China, the recent weakness in the high-yield bond market, and the ongoing flattening of the yield curve.

November 13, 2017

Winning Streak Broken But Likely Not Over

The major market indices finished the week modestly lower. The loss in both the Dow & S&P was the first in nine weeks, while the NASDAQ fell for the first time in seven.

October 30, 2017

Bullish Outlook Intact 

The major market indices finished the week modestly higher.

October 16, 2017

The Grind Higher Continues

The major market indices finished the week modestly higher reflecting the solid start to third quarter earnings season and building confidence tax reform will get done by early next year.

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