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Webinar: Tariffs, Trade and Trump

Markets have reentered record territory, and even with the challenges and unknowns we face, we believe that the current environment offers opportunities for long-term investors with well-diversified portfolios. This webinar offers a valuable opportunity to hear from some of our chief investment strategists—Chairman Dan Wiener, Chief Investment Officer Jim Lowell, Director of Research Jeff DeMaso, Vice President Steve Johnson and Equity Research Analyst Kate Austin—as they discuss critical subjects for investors like you.

Alphabet Surges 10% on Strong Earnings

Diana Linn, account manager at Adviser Investments, has the market analysis for Thursday, July 25. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 each fell 0.5% while the NASDAQ Composite inched down 1%. Amazon’s stock slipped 1% in after-hours trading owing to it falling shy of second-quarter profit expectations by more than $600 million. Notably, however, the online retail giant also saw quarterly revenue spike nearly 20% year-over-year propelled by strong sales from its cloud computing business. Alphabet, on the other hand, saw after-hours gains topping 10% after the company beat both sales and profit forecasts. Alphabet’s board also approved the repurchase of an additional $25 billion in Class C capital stock to fund future growth and investments.

S&P 500 and NASDAQ Set New Records

Adviser Investments Chief Investment Officer Jim Lowell has the market analysis for Wednesday, July 24. The S&P 500 and NASDAQ Composite closed at record highs today, up 0.5% and 0.8% respectively. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 0.3%. The Dow declined as Caterpillar and Boeing delivered disappointing second-quarter results, sending both down about 3%. Elsewhere, Facebook agreed to pay a record fine of $5 billion over privacy violations as well as failing to disclose a data leak that occurred years ago.

UTX Raises Profit Forecast After Raytheon Merger

Adviser Investments Senior Vice President Chris Keith has the market analysis for Tuesday, July 23. For the second consecutive day, all major U.S. stock indexes increased with the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 up 0.7% and the NASDAQ Composite rising 0.6%. Existing home sales came in below expectations—while still elevated at 5.27 million annualized, record high prices are leaving would-be buyers on the sidelines. United Technologies Corporation released its first earnings report since the Raytheon merger. Since then, UTX increased their profit forecast and the stock was up about 1.5% on the day.

China’s New Market Surges on First Day

Adviser Investments Vice President Josh Jones has the market analysis for Monday, July 22. Major U.S. stock market indexes began the week in the black, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500 and NASDAQ Composite were up 0.1%, 0.7% and 0.3%, respectively. China’s newest stock market—the STAR Market, composed of 25 homegrown tech firms—opened for trading today with price gains soaring past expectations.  Halliburton, one of the world’s oil-field services companies, exceeded analysts’ second-quarter profit estimates, sending its stock up 9%.

State Street to Cut 800 More Jobs

Adviser Investments Vice President Chris Hagan has the market analysis for Friday, July 19. All major U.S. stock indexes declined, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500 and the NASDAQ Composite down 0.3%, 0.6%, 0.7%, respectively. State Street dominated corporate headlines locally—its stock rose 7% after the company beat second-quarter earnings expectations, even as those earnings plunged 29%. Quarterly sales also surpassed the $2.85 billion forecast but declined 6% year-over-year. State Street announced plans to cut an additional 800 jobs before the year is out.

Sen. Warren’s Proposed Private Equity Regulations

Brian Mackey, deputy director of research at Adviser Investments, joined “NECN Business” to discuss Senator Elizabeth Warren’s proposal to regulate private equity firms. Mackey discusses why private equity is under scrutiny and what investors should know.

Netflix Drops 10% on Weak Subscriber Counts

Brian Mackey, deputy director of research at Adviser Investments, has the market analysis for Thursday, July 18. Major U.S. indexes rebounded following two consecutive down days, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average seeing fractional gains, the S&P 500 up 0.4% and the NASDAQ Composite rising 0.3%. Although markets began with flat trading, they responded positively to late-day remarks from New York Fed President, John Williams, signaling an imminent potential rate cut. Meanwhile, Netflix’s stock tumbled 10% on weak quarterly subscriber counts. Netflix lost 130,000 U.S. subscribers during the second quarter—its first drop since 2011. On the earnings front, Microsoft rose nearly 3% in after-hours trading after reporting nearly $33 billion in quarterly revenue. This marks a 12% sales gain, topping analyst projections by nearly $1 billion.

 

CSX Drops on Disappointing Earnings

Kate Austin, equity research analyst at Adviser Investments, has the market analysis for Wednesday, July 17. Major U.S. stock indexes declined, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.4%, the S&P dropping 0.7% and the NASDAQ Composite off 0.5%. Railroad company CSX missed revenue and earnings targets as a result of trade tensions and lower shipping volumes, sending its stock down more than 10% and weighing on other railroad companies. In the skies, increased demand sent United Airlines’ second-quarter profits up over 50% from last year—the stock was up only about 1% on the news.

Domino’s: Victim of Its Own Success?

Ryan Christensen, account executive at Adviser Investments, has the market analysis for Tuesday, July 16. Major U.S. stock indexes declined in response to President Trump’s trade-negotiation update. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500 and NASDAQ Composite slipped 0.1%, 0.3% and 0.4%, respectively. In earnings news, although JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs and Wells Fargo met quarterly sales and profit expectations, all three banks noted that Federal Reserve policy comments are negatively impacting near-term results. Meanwhile, Domino’s plunged nearly 9% after the pizza maker fell short of its second-quarter sales estimate, reporting its lowest quarterly revenue increase since 2012.

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