Archive for category: Market Commentary

Small Rally Fails

Friends Stocks made several attempts to add to Friday’s modest recovery, but in the last half hour the bears got the upper hand. The Dow had been up more than 100 points early in the afternoon before wilting, but you could feel the sense of caution among market participants....

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Stocks Volatile Again

Friends  Another volatile day for stocks as the market averages advanced and retreated numerous times throughout the trading session. Worries over rising interest rates and political headlines sent stocks into negative territory several times during the trading session, but each time enough buyers appeared to move stocks back into...

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Another Volatile Session

Friends  After last week’s volatility it was going to be interesting to see how stocks got out of the starting gate this week. Well, it was another volatile day of trading. After a soft open, stocks rallied into positive territory mid-morning. But by lunchtime stocks were decidedly in negative...

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Rates Rise/Stocks Fall

Friends  While the economy keeps displaying signs of strength, interest rates continue to rise – so much so that it finally got the attention of the stock market. At its worst today, the Dow was down more than 350 points, but as the afternoon wore on, stocks were able...

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Same Pattern

Friends  Once again, we saw the same pattern of trading every day this week. Early morning rallies continue to fade as the trading session wears on. Again, we had a tasty triple digit gain in the Dow this morning fueled by a much better than expected ADP Private Payroll...

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Dow Advances Alone

Friends  It was a mixed day for stocks that ended up following a similar pattern as yesterday’s trading. Stocks enjoyed an early surge led by the Dow only to have a lot of steam come out of the proceedings as the trading session wore on. The Dow did register...

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