Rudd’s MarketView Friday, February 2, 2018

Summary Concerns over the impact of a tightening job market on the prospects for inflation and rising bond yields sent the major domestic equity indexes well into negative territory on Friday, with the Dow Jones Industrials Average down about 666 points, for its largest daily percentage loss in 20 months. As a result, the three…

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Investing Entails Dealing With Future Risk

Streetwise for Sunday, January 28, 2018 I am out of town this week, so I would like to take this opportunity to repeat some advice from a previous column that I think is particularly pertinent to today’s investment climate. Investing is how you transform today’s income into tomorrow’s purchasing power. You do so by means…

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Investment Answers for Senior Citizens

Streetwise for Friday, January 26, 2018 As I am out of town this week, I am going to basically repeat a column that tries to answer one of the most often asked questions that is particularly applicable to this part of the country. Specifically, Sarasota is an area where many of the residents and visitors…

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Rudd’s MarketView Thursday, February 1, 2018

Summary The major domestic equity indexes gave up early gains on Thursday as bond yields rose and technology stocks retreated ahead of a host of high-profile earnings. It has been a rocky week for Wall Street with mostly robust earnings met by rising bond yields as world central banks back away from easy monetary policy.…

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Rudd’s MarketView Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Summary The major domestic equity indexes ended the trading day on Wednesday, marginally higher after they gave up early gains because of the Fed saying it sees inflation rising this year, signaling that it remains on track to raise interest rates again in March. The Fed kept rates unchanged but, in a statement following its…

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Rudd’s MarketView Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Summary The major domestic equity indexes fell for a second straight day on Tuesday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average registering its largest two-day decline since September 2016, pressured by healthcare stocks and rising bond yields. The Dow also had its largest daily percentage decline since May 2017 and the day’s 1.37-percent fall was the…

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Rudd’s MarketView Monday, January 29, 2018

Summary Wall Street pulled back from record highs on Monday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 indexes chalking up their largest one-day percentage declines in about five months, weighed down by a slide in Apple shares. The Dow and S&P 500 had their largest daily percentage declines since September 5. The…

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Wall Street 2018 – Where Do We Go From Here

Lauren Rudd speaks at the Hyatt for his annual talk. He goes over the economy, Wall Street, the investment process and companies likely to do well. Please click here to download the slides to the presentation.

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Rudd’s MarketView Friday, January 19, 2018

Summary The major domestic equity indexes were well into positive territory at the closing bell on Friday, led by gains in consumer stocks, even as a possible government shutdown loomed. The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq hit record closing highs, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average ended the day higher after trading in a narrow…

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Rudd’s MarketView Thursday, January 18, 2018

Summary It was a down day on Wall Street on Thursday as losses in industrials and interest-rate sensitive sectors offset marginal gains in tech stocks. Utilities and real estate dipped 0.6 percent and 1.0 percent, respectively. The two sectors, which are considered bond proxies, fell as yields on 10-year Treasury notes hit a 10-month high.…

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