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 22, 2017

Looking Beyond the Noise

The major market indices finished the week modestly lower as a rally late in the week was unable to offset a midweek plunge.

May 08, 2017

Stocks Spring Higher

The major market indices finished higher for a third consecutive week on building signs the recent economic “soft patch” may be coming to an end.

May 01, 2017

Solid Gains but Still Rangebound

The major market indices finished the week solidly higher reflecting the better than expected trend in first quarter earnings, renewed optimism surrounding tax reform, and the market friendly outcome to the French elections.

April 10, 2017

Markets Make Little Headway

The major market indices finished the week mostly lower reflecting worries that the momentum in the economy is beginning to slow.

April 03, 2017

Market Momentum Outweighs Political Setbacks

The major market indices finished the week moderately higher reflecting a rebound in the price of oil and growing hope that tax reform will become a top priority for the Trump administration after healthcare reform was pushed to the back burner.

March 20, 2017

Now What?

The major market indices finished the week modestly higher. Despite the mild advance, stocks have been more or less stuck in a holding pattern for the past few weeks as investors await further clarity on the timing of President Trump’s policy initiatives.

March 06, 2017

Get Ready for March Madness

The major market indices finished the week modestly higher. Trading, however, was very whippy as investors digested President Trump’s upbeat speech to Congress and an uptick in hawkish rhetoric from the Federal Reserve.

February 27, 2017

Is the Trump Bump About to Slump?

The major market indices finished the holiday shortened week modestly higher. Despite the gains trading was choppy and market internals were lackluster, suggesting the rally may be starting to run on tired legs.

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.

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