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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.


 


March 09, 2015

Strong Payroll Report Spooks the Market

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (Dow) lost 1.52%, the Wilshire 5000 Total Market IndexSM (Wilshire 5000SM) fell 1.52%, the Standard & Poor’s 500® Index (S&P 500) finished off 1.58% and the NASDAQ Composite Index (NASDAQ) shed 0.73%.


March 02, 2015

The Calm after the Storm

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (Dow) lost 0.04%, the Wilshire 5000 Total Market IndexSM (Wilshire 5000SM) fell 0.30%, the Standard & Poor’s 500® Index (S&P 500) finished off 0.27% and the NASDAQ Composite Index (NASDAQ) added 0.15%.


February 17, 2015

Momentum Shifting to Europe

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (Dow) rose 1.09%, the Wilshire 5000 Total Market IndexSM (Wilshire 5000SM) gained 1.95%, the Standard & Poor’s 500® Index (S&P 500) finished up 2.02% and the NASDAQ Composite Index (NASDAQ) tacked on 3.15%.

 


February 02, 2015

As January Goes, So Goes the Year?

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (Dow) fell 2.87, the Wilshire 5000 Total Market IndexSM (Wilshire 5000SM) lost 2.58%, the Standard & Poor’s 500® Index (S&P 500) finished off 2.77% and the NASDAQ Composite Index (NASDAQ) shed 2.58%.

 


January 26, 2015

Risk Sentiment Improves Following ECB Action

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (Dow) gained 0.92%, the Wilshire 5000 Total Market IndexSM (Wilshire 5000SM) added 1.6%, the Standard & Poor’s 500® Index (S&P 500) finished up 1.6% and the NASDAQ Composite Index (NASDAQ) tacked on 2.66%.


January 12, 2015

Markets Start the New Year on a Down Note

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (Dow) lost 0.54%, the Wilshire 5000 Total Market IndexSM (Wilshire 5000SM) fell 0.68%, the Standard & Poor’s 500® Index (S&P 500) finished off 0.65% and the NASDAQ Composite Index (NASDAQ) shed 0.48%.  


December 22, 2014

Santa Comes Early to Wall Street

The major market indices finished the week broadly higher as investors applauded the Fed’s statement that they will be "patient" in deciding when to hike rates. The surge in stock prices in the days that followed the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) announcement underscores the importance of low/stable rates to investors.


December 08, 2014

New Highs on Strong Payroll Growth

The major market indices finished the week mostly higher with both the S&P 500 and Dow closing at new all time highs. The gains in the broader markets were driven by further signs the U.S. economy is gathering momentum as well as increased speculation the European Central Bank (ECB) will embark on a full scale quantitative easing program early next year.


November 24, 2014

The Rally Continues

The major market indices finished the week higher with both the Dow and S&P closing at new all time highs. The gains marked the fifth consecutive week the broader indices closed higher. Money tends to be selfish as it almost always flows to the best return opportunities.


November 10, 2014

S&P Makes it Three in a Row: the Broader Market Applauds Earnings, Elections & Employment

The major market indices finished the week higher with both the Dow and S&P closing at new all time highs. Strong third quarter results, the ongoing recovery in the labor markets, the outcome of midterm elections and a solid report on the health of the U.S. manufacturing sector all contributed to the gains.

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