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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.


 


November 03, 2014

Markets Hit New High despite End of QE

The major market indices finished higher for a second straight week with the S&P 500 and Dow closing the week at new all-time highs. The rally reflected building confidence that the U.S. economy is gaining momentum and will be able to weather the ending of the Federal Reserve’s (Fed) quantitative easing (QE) program.


October 27, 2014

Bargain Hunters Step into the Fold

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (Dow) gained 2.59%, the Wilshire 5000 Total Market IndexSM (Wilshire 5000SM) added 4.06%, the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index® (S&P 500) finished up 4.12% and the NADAQ Composite Index (NASDAQ) tacked on 5.29%. Sector breadth was positive with all 10 of the S&P sector groups finishing higher. The Healthcare sector (+6.57%) led the way followed by Technology (+4.68%) and Industrials (+4.28%).


October 13, 2014

Third Straight Weekly Decline, but Weakness Looking Overdone 

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (Dow) fell 2.74%, the Wilshire 5000 Total Market IndexSM (Wilshire 5000SM) lost 3.36%, the Standard & Poor’s 500® Index (S&P 500) finished off 3.14% and the NASDAQ Composite Index (NASDAQ) shed 4.45%. Sector breadth was negative with 8 of the 10 S&P sector groups finishing lower. The Energy sector (-5.03%) led the way lower followed by Industrials (-4.69%) and Materials.


September 29, 2014

A Fusion of Factors Weigh on the Markets

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (Dow) fell 0.96%, the Wilshire 5000 Total Market IndexSM (Wilshire 5000SM) lost 1.54%, the Standard & Poor’s 500® Index (S&P 500) finished off 1.37% and the NASDAQ Composite Index (NASDAQ) shed 1.48%. Sector breadth was negative with all 10 of the S&P sector groups finishing lower. The Industrials (-2.05%) led the way lower followed by Energy (-1.88%) and Utilities (-1.80%).


September 22, 2014

Scots and Dots

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (Dow) added 1.72%, the Wilshire 5000 Total Market IndexSM (Wilshire 5000SM) gained 0.93%, the Standard & Poor’s 500® Index (S&P 500) finished up 1.25% and the NASDAQ Composite Index (NASDAQ) tacked on 0.27%.


September 08, 2014

Market Looking Tired but Big Picture Remains Intact

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (Dow) added 0.23%, the Wilshire 5000 Total Market IndexSM (Wilshire 5000SM) gained 0.17%, the Standard & Poor’s 500® Index (S&P 500) finished up 0.22% and the NASDAQ Composite Index (NASDAQ) tacked on 0.06%.


August 25, 2014

Markets Rally but Jump in Sentiment is a Yellow Flag

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (Dow) added 2.03%, the Wilshire 5000 Total Market IndexSM (Wilshire 5000SM) gained 1.70%, the Standard & Poor’s 500® Index (S&P 500) finished up 1.71% and the NASDAQ Composite Index (NASDAQ) tacked on 1.65%.


August 18, 2014

All Eyes on Jackson Hole Meeting

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (Dow) added 0.66%, the Wilshire 5000 Total Market IndexSM (Wilshire 5000SM) gained 1.2%, the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index® (S&P 500) finished up 1.22%...


August 11, 2014

Lots of Movement, Little Gained

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (Dow) added 0.37%, the Wilshire 5000 Total Market IndexSM (Wilshire 5000SM) gained 0.41%, the Standard & Poor’s 500® Index (S&P 500) finished up 0.33%...


August 04, 2014

A Cocktail of Concerns Weigh on Markets

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (Dow) fell 2.75%, the Wilshire 5000 Total Market IndexSM (Wilshire 5000SM) lost 2.67%, the Standard & Poor’s 500® Index (S&P 500) finished off...

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