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.


February 13, 2017

‘Phenomenal’ Week

The major market indices all finished the week at new record highs after President Trump stated that tax reform would be announced in the near future.

January 30, 2017

Dow 20K, Now What?

Stocks finished the week higher reflecting the solid start to fourth quarter earnings season and signs the US economy remains on firm footing.

January 23, 2017

Investors Shift to Wait and See Mode

Stocks finished the holiday shortened week modestly lower as investors took on a cautious tone ahead of the transfer of power to the new presidential administration.

January 09, 2017

New Year, Same Rally

Stocks kicked off the New Year on a positive note with all of the major indices finishing the week solidly higher.

December 19, 2016

Is the Trump Bump Starting to Level Out?

The major market indices finished the week little changed as investors digested the FOMC rate hike and indications for a more aggressive path forward along with the implications of the back-up in bond yields and the strength in the US dollar.

December 05, 2016

A Pause to Refresh

The S&P 500 finished lower for the first time in four weeks as buyer’s fatigue set in following the post-election rally.

November 21, 2016

Greed Trumps Gravity

The major market indices finished higher for a second consecutive week as expectations that the Trump administration will cut taxes and increase spending renewed bullish sentiment.

October 31, 2016

Fed & Election Keeping Investors Close to the Sidelines

The S&P 500 finished the week lower as investors pitted mixed earnings reports against mostly upbeat economic data and a flurry of merger & acquisition announcements.

October 24, 2016

Markets Stuck in a Near Term Holding Pattern

The major market indices finished the week mostly higher.

October 10, 2016

Odds of a December Rate Hike Move Higher

The major market indices finished the week moderately lower reflecting an uptick in ‘hawkish’ commentary from several Fed officials.

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