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 21, 2016

Greed Trumps Gravity

The major market indices finished higher for a second consecutive week as expectations that the Trump administration will cut taxes and increase spending renewed bullish sentiment.

October 31, 2016

Fed & Election Keeping Investors Close to the Sidelines

The S&P 500 finished the week lower as investors pitted mixed earnings reports against mostly upbeat economic data and a flurry of merger & acquisition announcements.

October 24, 2016

Markets Stuck in a Near Term Holding Pattern

The major market indices finished the week mostly higher.

October 10, 2016

Odds of a December Rate Hike Move Higher

The major market indices finished the week moderately lower reflecting an uptick in ‘hawkish’ commentary from several Fed officials.

September 26, 2016

Focus now Shifts to December Meeting

The major market indices finished the week solidly higher after both the Bank of Japan (BoJ) and the US Federal Reserve (Fed) reiterated their commitments to accommodative monetary policies.

September 12, 2016

Wake Me up When September Ends

The major market indices finished the holiday shortened week to the downside reflecting growing speculation the Federal Reserve could tighten policy sooner than expected.

August 22, 2016

Jackson Hole Meeting to Take Center Stage

The major market indices finished the week little changed on lackluster trading activity. The latter half of August tends to be the peak weeks for Wall Street vacations, resulting in a significant decline in trading turnover.

August 08, 2016

July Payrolls Deliver a Gold Medal Performance

The major market indices finished the week higher after job growth surged for a second straight month. The strong payroll data renewed confidence that the US economy is moving in the right direction.

August 01, 2016

Growth Scare Likely to Prove Temporary

Stocks finished the week mixed with the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite outpacing the broader market averages.

July 25, 2016

Post Brexit Rebound Continues

The major market indices finished the week higher, marking the fourth consecutive weekly gain for the S&P 500.

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