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Posted November 30, 2020

Dow 30,000

November through January is traditionally the best time of the year for the stock market, with 60% of all gains for the year being logged in those 3 months.  However, spiking virus cases and a toss-up Presidential election made this November more unpredictable that most.  One of the biggest concerns for market participants was a […]

Posted October 30, 2020

Rising COVID, Falling Stocks

October has a bad reputation as it has been the home of numerous market “crashes”, but after a tough September the market got off to a good start on hopes for more stimulus.  The stimulus talks in Congress drove the market higher in the early going with the S&P 500 hitting a high for the […]

Posted October 1, 2020

Overdue Correction

Technology stocks helped push the S&P 500 nearly 60% above the March low and, as we suggested in our last monthly update, the market was overdue for a correction and we speculated September, historically the worst month of the year for stocks, might be a place we would see that.  We did get a correction […]

Posted August 31, 2020

5 Month Winning Streak

Coming into the month the S&P 500 had moved higher for 4 consecutive months and was 49% off the March low.  At some point the recession on Main Street is going to have an impact on the Wall Street rally, but in August technology stocks continued to lead a rally to new all-time highs for […]

Posted July 31, 2020

Technology Keeps Pushing the Market Higher

Coming into the month the S&P 500 was 40% above the March 23rd low and had closed higher for 3 consecutive months.  After such strong gains it would be normal to see some profit taking, but the market moved higher at the beginning of July and steadily gained ground for most of the month.  Inflation […]

Posted June 30, 2020

Economic Recovery in Progress

 Coming off back to back gains in April and May that took the S&P 500 nearly 40% off the March 23rd low, the new month began with the widely followed index gaining another 6% before rising COVID cases put a weight on the rally.  Most of the month was like watching a heavy weight fight […]

Posted May 29, 2020

Rebound Continues

The old Wall Street adage “sell in May and go away” would not have been a good plan this year. The adage harkens back to a time when investors would leave for summer vacation and literally have no connectivity. Those time are gone. Most investors have not been through a pandemic in their lifetime, so […]

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