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.


August 14, 2017

Geopolitical Tensions Weigh on the Market

The major market indices finished the week broadly lower with the S&P 500 posting its worst weekly decline since March.

August 07, 2017

Dow Reaches 22K Milestone

The S&P 500 finished the week modestly higher however the real star was the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

July 31, 2017

Market looking Tired as we enter into the Summer Doldrums

The S&P 500 finished the week little changed as investors digested a handful of high profile earnings misses, signs the economy picked up some steam during the second quarter and a rally in the price of oil.

July 17, 2017

‘Goldilocks’ Good for Stocks

The major market indices finished the week moderately higher reflecting a solid start to second quarter earnings season, a modestly “dovish” shift in tone from Fed Chair Yellen, and a strong rebound in the price of Oil.

June 19, 2017

Are Yellow Flags Starting to Wave?

Stocks finished the week mixed reflecting selling pressure in the technology sector, some underwhelming economic data, and “hawkish” commentary from the Federal Reserve.

June 05, 2017

Markets Rally to New All-time Highs

Stocks finished the week higher with the Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq all closing at new all-time highs as investors shrugged off the sluggish May payroll report, a slump in the price of oil, and a rally in the Treasury market that left the yield on the 10-year note at the lowest level of the year.

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.

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