Roger Scot

08/19/2020

S&P 500 Hits New Record High

Despite a fresh all-time high in the S&P 500, global markets are rather mixed this morning with European indexes opening little changed and U.S. futures somewhat lower.  Tensions between Beijing and the U.S. are also meddling with sentiment levels after President Trump delayed a virtual meeting because he “doesn’t want […]
08/19/2020
Stock Market Update

Market Update: Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Market Action U.S. markets traded on both side of the ledger on Tuesday before settling mixed with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq setting fresh intraday and all-time closing highs. Another solid report from the housing market mostly outweighed the relentless uncertainties over the coronavirus, re-openings and the overall economic recovery. […]
08/18/2020
Best Pairs Trade

What the Fastest Growing Funds Are Buying

Every quarter, large institutions file specific documents (13F) with the SEC to show the type of holdings they have. This keeps everything nice and transparent. Usually investors use these filings to see which stocks the largest funds are holding.  Usually, but not always… I look at which hedge funds made […]
08/18/2020

S&P 500 On Target for Record Close

Markets are mixed this morning in Europe and Asia as the buying of tech stocks bumped the S&P 500 closer to its record high set in February.  In fact, markets were also bolstered after Speaker Nancy Pelosi cut lawmakers’ recess short to vote on legislation that could stop the Trump […]
08/17/2020
Stock Market Update

Market Update: Monday, August 17, 2020

Market Action U.S. markets traded mostly higher on Monday after Speaker Pelosi recalled the House from its recess to deal with funding the post office and continued work on a coronavirus stimulus package. The blue-chips lagged while the broader market and Tech continued their assault on all-time highs. The Nasdaq […]
08/17/2020

What to Expect From the Stock Market This Week

World markets edged up slightly this morning in spite of Japanese stocks plunging after announcing a record economic contraction due to the pandemic.  In addition to that, Bangkok’s main index lost 0.5% after Thailand indicated that its economy shrank 12.2% from a year earlier. In the U.S., however, retail sales […]
08/16/2020
Stock Market Update

Market Update: Friday, August 14, 2020

Market Action U.S. markets traded in tight ranges on Friday before settling mostly lower after Congress failed to agree on the next round of coronavirus aid before taking a few weeks off. A bevy of economic news also weighed on sentiment as did the delay of the review of the […]
08/14/2020
Best Pairs Trade

Enjoy Greener Profits With These 2 ESG Stocks

The next big megatrend is coming in hot…  For those of you that are new to the world of ESG, it stands for environmental, social, and corporate governance. These new criteria could help determine the future economic status of enterprises — something investors strongly seek.  In fact, the man in […]
08/14/2020

Limit Your Exposure With These 3 Biotech ETFs

Over the past several months, I’ve been selecting some of the best sectors and stocks to help us ride out the current economic storm.  But as I explained last week, instead of looking at individual companies that may come out with a virus vaccine, we might be better off moving […]
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