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 24, 2022

The Rough Patch Continues

The major market indices finished the holiday shortened week lower with the S&P 500 declining for a third straight week.

January 10, 2022

“Sooner and Faster”

The major market indices finished the first week of the new year on a negative note reflecting the ongoing surge in Covid cases, mixed payroll data, and the more hawkish than expected December Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting minutes.

December 20, 2021

Stocks Slump on Vaccine and Rate Worries

The major market indices finished the week lower on renewed fears over the economic impact of the recent surge in Covid cases, a ‘hawkish’ shift in monetary policy by the Federal Reserve (Fed), and growing signs elevated inflation levels will be stickier than originally estimated.

December 13, 2021

Fed in Focus This Week

The major market indices finished the week broadly higher with the S&P 500 closing at a new all-time high.

December 06, 2021

Omicron Fears Weigh on the Markets

The major market indices finished the week lower with the S&P and Nasdaq declining for a second straight week while the Dow and Wilshire closed lower for the fourth consecutive week.

November 22, 2021

Markets Await Decision on Next Fed Head

The major market indices finished the week mixed although the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite closed the week at a fresh all-time high.

November 15, 2021

Hot Inflation Cools the Recent Market Rally

The major market indices finished the week lower with the S&P 500 breaking a five-week winning streak.

November 08, 2021

Strong Jobs Report Leaves Markets at Fresh Highs

The major market indices finished the week higher reflecting strong third quarter earnings reports, a rebound in the labor market, a batch of economic data showing the fourth quarter is off to a solid start, and hints from the Federal Reserve that they are in no hurry to raise interest rates. 

November 01, 2021

Tapering Announcement Likely This Week

The S&P 500 finished higher for a fourth straight week, closing at a fresh record high.

October 25, 2021

Earnings Take Center Stage

The major market indices finished higher for a third straight week as a solid start to third quarter earnings season and signs the labor markets continue to improve outweighed concerns about inflation and supply-chain disruptions that threaten the post-pandemic economic recovery.

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