Fed Changes Tune On Interest Rates

Weekly Update – May 23, 2016 Stocks closed out a bumpy week mixed, ending a three-week stretch of losses for the S&P 500 and NASDAQ. The Dow, however, extended losses for a fourth straight week for the first time since 2014. For the week, the S&P 500 gained 0.28%, the Dow lost 0.20%, the NASDAQ [...]

May 23rd, 2016|

Stocks Drop on Retail Earnings Woes

Weekly Update – May 16, 2016 The good news is that Americans are still spending—just not the same way they did in the past. An increasing number—particularly Millennials—prefer to spend what they have on things like services, dining out, and concerts. Americans are shifting to online spending, which hurts brick-and-mortar retailers that rely on foot [...]

May 16th, 2016|

April Jobs Report Shows Slower Pace of Growth

Weekly Update – May 9, 2016 Markets slumped for the third week as global concerns pressured investors again, and domestic data painted a modest picture. For the week, the S&P 500 lost 0.40%, the Dow fell 0.19%, the NASDAQ dropped 0.82%, and the MSCI EAFE fell 3.19%. April’s job report showed investors that the labor [...]

May 10th, 2016|

Is the Bull Market Too Old?

Weekly Update – May 2, 2016 As of Friday, the S&P 500 is on the second-longest bull market run in history, surpassing the 1949-1956 bull market that lasted 2,607 days. The longest bull market in history ran between 1987 and 2000, lasting nearly 4,500 days. After months of volatility and challenges on the horizon, can [...]

May 3rd, 2016|

Stocks End Mixed as Tech Falls on Earnings

Weekly Update – April 25, 2016 Stocks ended last week mixed on earnings that were largely better-than-expected, though the tech sector disappointed. For the week, the S&P 500 gained 0.52%, the Dow grew 0.59%, and the NASDAQ lost 0.65%. First-quarter earnings reports drove a lot of market activity last week. Though analysts expect overall S&P [...]

April 25th, 2016|

Dow Ends Best Week in a Month

Weekly Update – April 19, 2016 Stocks rallied again last week on better-than-expected earnings and some reassuring news about China’s economy, giving the Dow its best weekly performance since mid-March. For the week, the S&P 500 gained 1.62%, the Dow added 1.82%, and the NASDAQ grew 1.80%. Earnings reports are trickling in and the news [...]

April 19th, 2016|

We’ve Moved!

In an effort to support our growing firm's current and future needs, we have moved to a larger office in nearby Southcreek Office Park. Our new address is: 12900 Metcalf Ave., Ste. 210 Overland Park, KS 66213 Please be assured that in spite of the growth we are experiencing, our first commitment is always to our [...]

April 17th, 2016|

Stocks Post Worst Week Since February

Weekly Update – April 11, 2016 Stocks tumbled last week on downward revisions to U.S. economic growth and worries about global growth. For the week, the S&P 500 fell 1.21%, the Dow lost 1.21%, and the NASDAQ gave up 1.30%. After a rosier-than-expected fourth quarter, economic forecasts suggest that the economy barely grew in the [...]

April 11th, 2016|

Special Quarterly Update: Roller Coaster Q1 Ends Mixed

Weekly Update – April 4, 2016 After a rocky start to the year, most stocks ended the first quarter slightly higher, which is remarkable considering the negative sentiment that caused stocks to selloff in the early weeks of 2016. For the quarter, the S&P 500 gained 0.77%, the Dow grew 1.49%, and the NASDAQ fell [...]

April 4th, 2016|

Q4 GDP Revised Upward by Strong Consumer Spending

Weekly Update – March 28, 2016 Stocks ended the holiday-shortened week down, snapping their five-week winning streak. However, losses were mild amid low trading volume before the Easter weekend. For the week, the S&P 500 lost 0.67%, the Dow fell 0.49%, and the NASDAQ dropped 0.46%. Last week’s economic calendar was highlighted by the third [...]

March 28th, 2016|