Monthly Archives: December 2016
December 28, 2016
By Vlad Karpel

The markets are mostly mum this week, with less bodies at trading desks and most preparing for the new year. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, still boosted by financials, remains within striking distance of the 20,000 milestone. The Dow is currently trading at 19,92, down 23.26 points, or 0.12%. The Nasdaq-100 is down 0.54% to […]




December 21, 2016
By Vlad Karpel

Energy and financials components of the Dow Jones Industrial Average have fueled the unprecedented climb toward 20,000, due to investor expectations for an incoming Trump administration. The Dow is currently trading at 19,959, down 16.05 points, or 0.08%. The Nasdaq-100 is down 0.24% from the open today, dropping 13.38 points to 5470. The S&P 500 […]




December 19, 2016
By Vlad Karpel

Stock futures are looking up this morning following last week’s FOMC conclusions, and looking toward one last speech from Janet Yellen. DJIA futures climbed 25 points to 19,819, S&P 500 futures jumped 2.2 points to 2,257.50, and Nasdaq-100 futures saw a gain of 4.75 points to 4,920.50. This upturn follows a slightly weaker trading session […]




December 14, 2016
By Vlad Karpel

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is halting its march toward 20,000, although just within reaching distance. The index is currently trading at 19,877.97 which is down 33.24 points, or 0.17%,  after sliding from an earlier high of 19911.44. The Nasdaq-100 is largely stagnant today at 5463.45, down just 0.01%. The S&P 500 is also stalling […]




December 12, 2016
By Vlad Karpel

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is continuing to make climbs toward the 20,000 mark. The index is currently trading at 19,768.14, up 28.29 points, or 0.14%. Oil and energy is driving this new surge, following agreements between OPEC and Non-OPEC countries to limit output. The Nasdaq-100 is down 0.72% today at  5406.02, many analysts attribute […]




December 7, 2016
By Vlad Karpel

Major indexes are pulling back after recent pushes past record benchmarks. On Tuesday, the DJIA hit another record high when it closed at 19251.78. The S&P 500 closed just within a new record high at 2,212.23. Currently, The S&P 500 is up 0.17% at 2215.90. The Nasdaq-100 is holding at  5333.77 today, making slight returns […]




December 5, 2016
By Vlad Karpel

Italy’s constitutional-reform referendum was defeated on Sunday, rejecting proposals made by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, who is now stepping down. This is yet another indicator of a wider, European populist political shift and will introduce heightened uncertainty. However, we can see markets are acclimating to the socio-economic questions in recent election cycles: European markets have […]