April 19, 2017
By Vlad Karpel

Stock indexes are gaining today as investors digest a round of corporate earnings reports and look for guidance. A majority of sectors in the S&P 500 are seeing gains, led by financials in particular. Morgan Stanley (MS) saw gains of 3.3% today, following a strong earnings report. While financials carried the day, investors are looking […]

April 17, 2017
By Vlad Karpel

Stock index futures are looking up today as investors digest a round of corporate earnings reports and look for guidance. Following President Donald Trump’s election, the stock markets saw a powerful rally that broke index records and released animal spirits. Now, investors are looking for validation for the rally in both earnings reports and economic […]

April 12, 2017
By Vlad Karpel

Stocks are trading slightly lower across a broad range of sectors today, as lingering tension on the geopolitical stage strains U.S relations with Russia and China. Currently, Russia is seeing diplomatic pressure from the U.S to abandon support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. While the U.S administration has coupled this pressure with an accusation of […]

April 10, 2017
By Vlad Karpel

Major U.S indexes are inching toward their respective all-time highs which were met earlier this year. A strong round of corporate earnings reports could cement these gains by correlating with an equally strong investor sentiment.   The dollar is strengthening today, following a punitive missile strike on a Syrian airbase ordered by U.S President Donald […]

April 5, 2017
By Vlad Karpel

U.S stocks have seen a boost today following an exceptional private sector jobs report. ADP reports that employers added 263,000 jobs in March, which is up from February’s revised figure of 245,000. Analysts tend to look at this report to gauge the results of the non-farm payroll report, which is due this Friday. Investors are […]

April 3, 2017
By Vlad Karpel

Major U.S stock indexes are slipping downward as investors will be waiting for earnings reports for verification on corporate growth and integrity. Although last week ended the first quarter with significant gains, analysts remain skeptical about valuations being somewhat overstretched. Although a strong earnings season is expected- particularly for tech, healthcare and financials- we can […]

March 29, 2017
By Vlad Karpel

Major U.S stock indexes are seeing a rebound from Monday’s slides, following positive gains at the close on Tuesday and a round of better-than-expected economic data. A report from the Conference Board showed its consumer confidence index reaching 125.6 in March- a 16-year high. The index had been at 116.1 in February. Although political turmoil […]

March 27, 2017
By Vlad Karpel

Last week, Republican lawmakers were unable to successfully rally behind the Trump administration’s new health care bill, and Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the bill from the floor. Investors are looking to this situation as a preview of President Trump’s ability to gather his party and reach across the aisle to pass future legislation. The current […]

March 22, 2017
By Vlad Karpel

On Tuesday, The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Nasdaq-100 saw their biggest percentage drops since September of 2016. Many are attributing this to growing investor wariness over President Donald Trump’s ability to effectively produce substantial tax reforms and a massive infrastructure spending plan. Recent struggles within the Republican party to coherently move forward with […]

March 20, 2017
By Vlad Karpel

Although stocks have edged higher today, falling oil prices have an adverse effect on energy sectors, while financials pulled down as well. Investors are looking at U.S Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s comments at the G20 summit as a repositioning from traditional trade policies. The Trump administration’s “America First” policy theme came through as Secretary Mnuchin […]

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