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The market continued its winning ways posting a +4.5% gain for the 3Q and propelling the S&P 500 to a +14.2% return year-to-date.  In the 3Q, the tech sector was up +8.3% with semiconductor stocks leading the charge.  Energy rebounded … Read more…

POWERFUL 1ST HALF

The S&P 500 posted a 2Q gain of +3.09% on the back of the 1Q’s +6.07%, a 1H total return of +9.34%.  The five horsemen of tech (Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, & Microsoft) contributed roughly a third of the 1H’s … Read more…

HEAT IN FEBRUARY!

Not only was February the 2nd hottest February on record, but the market that month clocked a +3.97% return on top of January’s +1.90% gain.  March was up only +0.12%, but the Q ended with the S&P 500 posting a … Read more…

CLIMBING THE WALL OF WORRY

Despite Brexit concerns, the probability of rising rates, and uncertain political outcomes, the S&P 500 climbed 2016’s wall of worry and posted a +11.96% total return.  More economically sensitive, the DOW Index did even better moving up +16.5% and came … Read more…

Have you met TINA?

Have you met TINA?  TINA means “There Is No Alternative,” a phrase employed by Wall Street pundits to explain the stock market’s recent highs.  With CDs and banks paying virtually nothing, investors have been forced into equities.  To some extent, … Read more…