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 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.

October 04, 2021

Will Jobs Report Lead to Tapering?

The major market indices finished the week lower on concerns over the pace of economic growth, a rise in interest rates, signs that inflation remains sticky, the hawkish turn from the Fed Reserve and political disfunction in Washington.

September 20, 2021

The Battle Between Greed and Gravity Continue

The major market indices finished lower for a second straight week.

September 13, 2021

Growth Fears Weigh on the Markets

The major market indices finished the holiday shortened week lower amid concerns the U.S. economy is losing steam.

August 30, 2021

Powell’s Measured Approach Soothes the Markets

The major market indices finished the week higher with the S&P 500, Wilshire 5000, and Nasdaq Composite all closing at new all-time highs.

August 23, 2021

All Eyes on Jackson Hole Meeting

After hitting a new all-time high early in the week, the S&P 500 finished the week lower on building fears the uptick in coronavirus cases could throw sand in the gears of the current economic recovery.

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