21 02, 2024

Earnings Season Negatively Impacts the Market

By |2024-02-21T17:46:59+00:00February 21st, 2024|Categories: Feature: Stock Market Investing, Featured: News, Market in Review, Stock Market|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

If you’re wondering what’s contributing to the volatility in the market, it’s more than just inflation data, geopolitical events, or tech domination; a macro impacter for the market is earnings season! With Home Depot reporting lower-than-expected numbers and investors waiting for Nvidia’s report pessimistically, earnings season is hitting the markets with a baseball bat. [...]

19 02, 2024

Market Insights: Volatility Strikes as Inflation Data Sparks Concern

By |2024-02-19T16:37:17+00:00February 19th, 2024|Categories: Feature: Stock Market Investing, Featured: News, Market in Review, Stocks in the News|Tags: , , , , |

Market Recap: Navigating Market Swings Wall Street faced uncertainty in the first session, ending mixed amidst anticipation of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) release. While the Dow saw a modest uptick of 0.3%, the S&P500 dipped 0.1%, and the Nasdaq fell 0.3%. Tuesday's market sentiment took a sharp turn with the release of hotter-than-expected [...]

14 02, 2024

January Inflation Data Sent the Market Dipping as Prices are Hurting Consumers

By |2024-02-14T18:00:03+00:00February 14th, 2024|Categories: Feature: Stock Market Investing, Featured: News, Stock Market, Stocks in the News|Tags: , , , , , |

Tuesday was record-breaking for the major dip due to key inflation data showing consumers are hurting over price increases. After Monday’s record-breaking numbers because of tech stocks and positive earnings, it was a surprise to find the market again in bear territory. The dip came because January CPI was reported M/M at 0.3% vs. [...]

12 02, 2024

Market Insights: Navigating a Turbulent Week

By |2024-02-12T16:37:44+00:00February 12th, 2024|Categories: Feature: Stock Market Investing, Featured: News, Market in Review, Stocks in the News|Tags: , , , , |

Market Recap: Volatility and Anticipation Dominate Trading Hawkish comments from Fed Chair Powell kicked off the week with Wall Street in the red, as hopes for a March interest rate cut dimmed. The Dow, S&P500, and Nasdaq all saw declines, with the Dow falling by 0.7%, the S&P500 by 0.3%, and the Nasdaq by [...]

7 02, 2024

California Floods Impact Major Food Distributors and Send Stocks Dipping

By |2024-02-07T20:21:32+00:00February 7th, 2024|Categories: Feature: Stock Market Investing, Featured: News, Stock Market, Stocks in the News|Tags: , , , , , |

The golden state of California has been drenched in severe floods and heavy snow, resulting in Moody estimating economic losses of around $5-7 billion. The implications extend across sectors, encompassing residential, commercial, industrial, automobile, and infrastructure assets, but the damage is still coming on. On top of economic implications, Moody predicts that insured losses [...]

5 02, 2024

Market Insights: A Week of Volatility and Anticipation in Review

By |2024-02-12T16:27:33+00:00February 5th, 2024|Categories: Feature: Stock Market Investing, Featured: News, Market in Review, Stocks in the News|Tags: , , , |

Market Recap: A Week of Surprises and Momentum Anticipation around upcoming big tech earnings and jobs data fueled a positive start on Wall Street. The Dow rose by 0.6%, the S&P500 added 0.8%, and the Nasdaq surged 1.1%. The Federal Reserve initiated a two-day meeting, and post-close tech earnings led to a wait-and-see attitude, [...]

31 01, 2024

Is a Major Layoff a Signal to Invest?

By |2024-02-02T18:07:46+00:00January 31st, 2024|Categories: Feature: Stock Market Investing, Featured: News, Stock Market, Stocks in the News|Tags: , , , , , , |

In 2023, major strikes and protests against companies were prevalent, followed by significant layoffs at the start of 2024. Significant staff reductions can currently be seen across various industries in the US, including technology, finance, and retail, with giant companies such as Google, Meta, Goldman Sachs, and Dow announcing layoffs in 2023. All the [...]

29 01, 2024

Riding the Waves: A Week of Twists and Turns in Stock Trading

By |2024-01-29T17:17:07+00:00January 29th, 2024|Categories: Feature: Stock Market Investing, Featured: News, Market in Review, Stocks in the News|Tags: , , , |

Market Recap: Navigating a Week of Market Surprises and Momentum Last week unfolded as a series of twists and turns in the stock market, shaped by a dynamic interplay of economic data and investor sentiments. The week kicked off with a broad sell-off on Tuesday, especially in the tech sector, driven by concerns over [...]

22 01, 2024

Navigating Market Volatility: Unveiling Last Week’s Turbulence and Gearing Up for What’s Next!

By |2024-01-22T16:37:30+00:00January 22nd, 2024|Categories: Feature: Stock Market Investing, Featured: News, Market in Review, Stocks in the News|Tags: , , , |

Market Recap: A Rollercoaster Week Unveiled Last week saw the stock market navigating through twists and turns, driven by a mix of economic data and investor sentiments. From a tech-driven sell-off to concerns about rising bond yields, each day brought new challenges. Tuesday witnessed a broad sell-off, particularly in the tech sector, with rising [...]

13 01, 2024

ETF Portfolio Review Basics

By |2024-01-08T18:33:43+00:00January 13th, 2024|Categories: ETF, Feature: Stock Market Investing, Featured: News, VectorVest|Tags: , , , , , , , |

by Leslie N. Masonson, MBA Investing in an ETF is easy with the wide availability over 3,200 and many easy-to-navigate automated brokerage trading platforms offering zero commissions.  The key question is whether or not you’ve done your homework to know what you are buying.  Make sure you spend sufficient time reviewing the ETF’s objective, [...]

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