Despite Fed’s “Last Call”, US Stocks Advance On ECB’s QE After-Party

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By J Clinton Hill, Capital Markets Strategist @ Hillbent.com Investment Market Commentary US stocks continued advancing despite the Fed’s having given several “last calls” in preparation to shut down this party. The Dow-30 Industrials (DIA), SP-500 (SPY), and Russell-2000 (IWM) made new record highs and the Nasdaq-100 (QQQ) finished just 0.13% within breaking its on […]

Employment Report Has No Impact On Markets Initiating Weekly Decline

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By J Clinton Hill, Capital Markets Strategist @ Hillbent.com ETF Market Commentary Probably the week’s most important economic data release was this Friday’s Employment Situation report, which gave us a positive surprise with unemployment dipping to 4.6% and the addition of 178k new jobs. Nevertheless, neither had any significant impact on the markets. With the […]

View From the Hill: 5 Fundamental Perceptions Raising Trump’s Market Reality Ratings

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By J Clinton Hill, Capital Markets Strategist @ Hillbent.com ETF Market Commentary With exception to the Nasdaq-100 (QQQ), the Dow-30 Industrials (DIA), SP-500 (SPY) and Russell-2000 (IWM) continue to make new highs. Unlike most of the international markets, US stocks are trending upward and displaying remarkable relative strength. I am still of the opinion that […]

View From The Hill: May-12-2016

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  Yesterday, we saw signs of weakness from consumer and retail bellwethers, Disney (DIS); Macy’s (M) and Fossil (FOSL). Although still at historically low levels, today’s unexpected increase in Jobless Claims (week of May-7-2016) @ 294k vs. consensus @ 267k and previous @ 274k, along with a 10k plus uptick in its 4-week moving average, […]