Monthly Archives: April 2017
April 27, 2017
By Vlad Karpel

A new corporate tax plan announcement made Wednesday had introduced some degree of volatility into the markets, and today we are seeing adjustments as investors weigh the implications of the plan. One key factor that investors were looking for in this plan was an explanation of how the cuts would be funded- a detail that […]




April 25, 2017
By Vlad Karpel

Stock indexes are gaining today after a strong round of corporate earnings reports- with the Nasdaq breaking a significant barrier of 6,000. Investors are looking toward new information from the Trump administration on corporate tax reforms, following an announcement that President Trump would reveal on Wednesday a plan to cut corporate taxes by 15%. Geopolitical […]




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 […]