Carving Out New Highs

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] Moving the Markets It appears that we’re back to normal—the new normal that is. I am talking about the pattern we’ve come to know very well this year. Namely, a weak opening followed by a mid-day bounce and a strong finish accompanied by new all-time highs. That’s exactly what we got, as the major indexes scored …

Indecision Reigns

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] Moving the Markets Equities struggled with only the Nasdaq managing to spend some time above the unchanged line early on, and knocking out another intra-day record, but it too succumbed to weakness, before sliding slightly into the red. Trump’s tax cuts were at the center of the market weakness, as the House was discussing a more …

ETF Tracker Newsletter For October 20, 2017

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ETF Tracker StatSheet https://theetfbully.com/2017/10/weekly-statsheet-etf-tracker-newsletter-updated-10192017/ ENDING THE WEEK WITH A BANG [Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] Moving the Markets The major indexes opened up the session on the positive side of the unchanged line and never looked back, as the relentless ascent into record territory continued unabated. The big assist came from the Senate when it passed a “budget blueprint” for the …

More All-Time Highs

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] Moving the Markets Despite the Fed’s minutes from its September meeting, including words of caution among policy makers in regards to the next interest rate hike, market odds spiked that the widely expected December hike would materialize. Further notes indicated that it might take longer than anticipated to get inflation back to the Fed’s 2% target, …

Dow Registers Another Record Finish; FOMC Minutes And Earnings Season On Deck

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] Moving the Markets And the beat goes on. The major indexes shot up right after the opening bell, retreated during mid-day and rallied into the close but with only the Dow managing to squeeze out another record; its 47th for 2017. A big assist came from Walmart (WMT), which gained +4.43% on the day and produced …