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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.


 


June 20, 2016

Brexit or Bremain?

The major market indices finished the week lower reflecting caution ahead of the upcoming vote on whether the United Kingdom will leave (Brexit) or stay (Bremain) part of the European Union.


June 06, 2016

Payroll Report Lowers Probability of a Near Term Rate Hike

Market indices finished the week little changed after a weaker than expected report on the labor situation raised concern over the durability of the economic expansion.


May 23, 2016

June Meeting in Play?

Market indices finished the week mixed, although the S&P 500 managed to finish higher for the first time in four weeks.


May 16, 2016

Stuck in Wait and See Mode

The major market indices finished lower for a third consecutive week mixed as investors digested a batch of lackluster earnings reports and growing signs the US economy remains stuck in neutral.


May 09, 2016

Sell in May and Go Away?

The major market indices finished lower for a second consecutive week reflecting building concerns over mixed US economic data and the slowing pace of global growth.


May 02, 2016

Rally Stalls on Profit Drought

The major market indices finished the week lower as investors digested some of the markets recent gains. Prompting the round of profit taking was a batch of mixed earnings reports from a handful of leading Technology firms, disappointment that the Bank of Japan left its monetary stimulus program unchanged, a report highlighting sluggish US first quarter economic growth, and a mixed update from the Federal Reserve.


April 25, 2016

Lack of Fear is a Little Frightening

The major market indices finished the week mixed as stocks took a breather following recent gains. A batch of underwhelming earnings reports, mixed economic data, valuation concerns and caution ahead of the upcoming Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting kept many investors close to the sidelines.


April 18, 2016

Trend is our Friend but Rally Looks Tired

The major market indices finished the week solidly higher reflecting strength in the beaten down Financials sector following a batch of better than feared first quarter earnings reports.


April 11, 2016

Buyers Exhaustion Setting In

The major market indices finished the week lower as investors took profits following the recent run-up in prices. After a very weak start to the year, the S&P found a bottom on February 11 and has since rallied by nearly 12% through Fridays’ (4/8) close.


March 21, 2016

'Dovish' Fed Sends Market Flying

The major market indices finished the week higher with the S&P 500 gaining for the fifth consecutive week, the longest winning streak since late October/early November. Both the Dow and S&P also managed to erase year-to-date losses.

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