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E.U. Approves Brexit Extension

Adviser Investments’ Chief Investment Officer Jim Lowell has the market analysis for Thursday, March 21. All major U.S. market indexes advanced: The Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500 and NASDAQ gained 0.8%, 1.1% and 1.4%, respectively. Today’s market rebound reflects investor optimism after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell’s news conference. Overseas, the European Union approved Prime Minister Theresa May’s request to extend the Brexit deadline through May 22. The extension is conditional upon a House of Commons vote in favor of existing Brexit terms, and British Parliament previously rejected the plan on two separate occasions.

General Mills Gains 4% as Earnings Climb

Assistant Director of Client Service Megan Higgins has the market analysis for Wednesday, March 20. Major U.S. stock indexes closed with mixed results. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 declined 0.5% and 0.3%, respectively, while the NASDAQ rose 0.1% as investors reacted to ongoing trade-related uncertainty between the U.S. and China and the Federal Reserve’s wait-and-see decision on interest rates. General Mills’ stock rose more than 4% after the company beat quarterly profit expectations. Although sales volume declined in the most recent quarter, General Mills posted an 8% earnings increase in 2018 and raised its guidance for the fiscal year.

FedEx Stock Drops 6% on Earnings Miss

Ryan Christensen, account executive at Adviser Investments, has the market analysis for Tuesday, March 19. Despite starting the day with strong gains, major U.S. stock indexes closed with minimal movement and mixed results. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 saw respective 0.1% and fractional declines while the NASDAQ rose 0.1% . Meanwhile, FedEx fell 6%  after missing both earnings and revenue expectations and cutting guidance for the second consecutive quarter. The company cited weakening global macroeconomic and trade trends.

Lyft Prepares IPO

Josh Jones, vice president at Adviser Investments, has the market news for Monday, March 18. All major market indexes advanced, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.3% and both the S&P 500 and NASDAQ gaining 0.4%. Boeing’s stock fell another 1.9% as the 737 MAX 8 aircraft investigation continues. Meanwhile, Lyft is preparing its initial public offering, with anticipated valuation between $21 and $23 billion and a stock price range of $62 to $68 per share.

 

Economic Data Reflects Consumer Confidence

Jim Lowell, chief investment officer at Adviser Investments, joined CNBC to discuss the U.S. economy and recent stock market gains, which remain strong despite manufacturing sector concerns that have cropped up. More specifically, Jim emphasized that fundamental data—including well-employed consumers and encouraging news from the Federal Reserve—continues to indicate a slow-growth, not no-growth economy.

Facebook Drops 2%, Ulta Gains 8%

Diana Linn, account manager at Adviser Investments, has the market analysis for Friday, March 15. All major U.S. market indexes advanced: The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 each rose 0.5% while the NASDAQ gained 0.8% . Meanwhile, Facebook’s stock fell 2.4%  as investors reacted to the announced departure of Chief Product Officer Chris Cox as well as fallout related to the livestream of last week’s violence in New Zealand . On the other hand, Ulta Beauty’s stock surged 8%  today to reach an all-time high  after the company exceeded both earnings and sales expectations  in the fourth quarter.

 

Dollar General Drops 7%

David Mastroianni, strategic account executive at Adviser Investments, has the market analysis for Thursday, March 14. Major U.S. stock indexes closed with mixed results. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose fractionally while the S&P 500 and NASDAQ fell 0.1% and 0.2%, respectively. Tailored Brands’ stock plunged 25% after the company lowered first-quarter guidance. Similarly, Dollar General closed the day down more than 7% on missed profit expectations.

Construction Spending Climbs 1.3% to Nine-Month High

Rick Winters, vice president at Adviser Investments, has the market analysis for Wednesday, March 13. All major U.S. stock indexes rose today, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.6% and both the S&P 500 and NASDAQ gaining 0.7%. Investors were encouraged by news that U.S. durable goods orders rose 0.4% in January. More significantly, the Commerce Department also reported that construction spending gained 1.3% in January, its largest increase since April 2018—a reversal from December’s 0.8% decline. Meanwhile, the FAA grounded every Boeing MAX 8 and MAX 9 aircraft pending further investigation, and its stock closed up 0.5% after a seven-day losing streak.

Consumer Inflation Remains Muted

Senior Vice President Chris Keith has the market analysis for Tuesday, March 12. Major U.S. stock indexes saw mixed results, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.4% and the S&P 500 and NASDAQ advancing 0.3% and 0.4%, respectively. Boeing’s stock fell another 6% today on continued safety concerns. Because Boeing represents approximately 10% of the Dow’s total weight, this single stock’s decline contributed significantly to the index’s 0.4% drop today. Also, the Labor Department reported that the Consumer Price Index rose just 0.2% in February and 1.5% year-over-year. This marks the smallest annual gain since September 2016.

Boeing Stock Down 5% on Safety Concerns

Adviser Investments’ Chief Investment Officer Jim Lowell has the market analysis for Monday, March 11. After a five-day losing streak and intraday losses, all major U.S. market indexes closed the day in the black. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500 and NASDAQ rose 0.8%, 1.5% and 2.0%, respectively. The Commerce Department revealed that retail sales rebounded to a 0.2% gain in January following December’s 1.2% drop, which was the largest monthly decline since September 2009. Meanwhile, Boeing’s stock fell 5.4% on mounting safety concerns related to the company’s 737 MAX aircraft.

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