Monthly Archives: January 2017
January 30, 2017
By Vlad Karpel

Over the weekend, President Donald Trump signed another series of executive orders which were again met with massive, nation-wide shows of protest. The most controversial was a chaos-inducing broad ban on immigration from a selection of Muslim-majority countries. The ban group included Iraq, Iran and Syria, and was couched in the interest of national security. […]




January 25, 2017
By Vlad Karpel

For the first time in history, the Dow Jones Industrial Average breached the psychologically important 20,000 mark. This may begin to attract more investors and bring more attention to the markets, as the rally serves as validation for optimistic economic outlooks under a Trump administration. Notable components leading the index surge are defense contractors, financials […]




January 23, 2017
By Vlad Karpel

President Donald Trump made a brief but heavy-handed 16 minute inauguration speech on Friday which nested pure populism within his new brand of nationalism. Trump painted a grim picture of the United States, but insisted that his presidency would be one of the people’s and that the government has been restored to the “forgotten men […]




January 18, 2017
By Vlad Karpel

A new round of mixed earnings reports from major banks like Goldman Sachs and Citigroup, along with disappointing reports from the transportation and retail sectors, have resulted in flat movement for market indexes. Investors are growing skeptical over another rally, and many are looking toward upcoming earnings reports as a way to justify recent surges. […]




January 16, 2017
By Vlad Karpel

Trading will be considerably lower today for the holiday, as investors are keeping a keen eye on political news around the world. President-elect Donald Trump will be making his inauguration speech this Friday. The content and tone of his speaking engagements will be parsed and analyzed in order to gleam some insight into how his […]




January 11, 2017
By Vlad Karpel

Major indexes have been little moved by allegations from a previously classified  briefing- presented to President Obama, President-elect Donald Trump, and other top legislative figures- that the President-elect has been compromised by the Russian intelligence apparatus. The synopsis alleges that Russia has compromising information about Trump which it intends to hold for blackmailing purposes. The […]




January 9, 2017
By Vlad Karpel

After the markets absorbed and analyzed Fed commentary, indexes pulled back from their recent rally. While post-election rallies had performed better than expected, investors are now looking to economic data, profit reports and other key indicators to validate the unprecedented gains in major indexes. The ever-elusive 20,000 level is once again unattainable for the Dow. […]




January 4, 2017
By Vlad Karpel

The major indexes are making gains today and the Dow is continuing its climb to 20,000. The DJIA is currently up 42.98 points from the open at 19924.94 with some gains coming from boosted financials. The Nasdaq-100 is up 0.73% at 5468.98 and the S&P 500 is up 10.91 points, or 0.48% at 2268.74. Using […]