SP-500 Weekly Percent Change Leaders and Laggards

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  This week’s top percentage gainers for the sP-500 were well represented by the Technology sector, e.g. Seagate (STX), Micron Technology (MU), and Nvidia (NVDA). Consumer Discretionary stocks were another source of  strong performance, mainly coming from the leisure and travel industries, e.g.Wynn Resorts (WYNN) and Royal Caribbean Cruises (RCL); and housing related industries, e.g. […]

View From the Hill: Risk Assets Rally to Recover Losses After Release of FOMC Minutes

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By J Clinton Hill, Capital Markets Strategist @ Hillbent.com Market Commentary: August 17, 2016 At the beginning of today’s trading session, stocks and bonds both continued in lock-step with yesterday’s pullback, but then rallied after release of the FOMC minutes. With no definite signs of tightening being favored by the majority of the committee’s voting […]

Calendar of Key Earnings Reports for 2nd Quarter-2016

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The markets tend to take their cues from corporate earnings reports. While an economic data dependent Federal Reserve will weigh on market sentiment, quarterly earnings and forward guidance based upon existing and future business conditions will also give investors plenty of insight. Below is our calendar for S&P 500 companies which are scheduled to report […]