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Economic Growth at Fastest 1Q Pace Since 2015

Diana Linn, account manager at Adviser Investments, has the market analysis for Friday, April 26. Major U.S. stock indexes advanced, with both the S&P 500 and NASDAQ Composite once again reaching record highs. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and NASDAQ each gained 0.3% and the S&P rose 0.5% as investors reacted to strong earnings reports and economic growth data. The Bureau of Economic Analysis released a better-than-expected economic growth estimate (GDP) of 3.2% versus the 2.5% forecast, the highest first-quarter GDP gain since 2015. Meanwhile, Amazon’s stock advanced nearly 3% after the company beat earnings expectations and announced its one-day shipping upgrade for Prime customers.

Webinar: Has the Bull Market Run its Course?

Markets are on the rebound from 2018’s decline and have reentered record territory. Despite 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, Deputy Director of Research Brian Mackey, Portfolio Manager Charlie Toole and Equity Research Analyst Kate Austin—as they discuss critical subjects for investors like you.

3M Weighs Dow Down

Adviser Investments Chief Investment Officer Jim Lowell has the market analysis for Thursday, April 25. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 0.5% while the S&P 500 dipped less than 0.1% and NASDAQ Composite inched up 0.2%. The Dow’s decline came as 3M suffered one of its worst days in 30 years, with its stock falling 13% on news of job cuts and slower sales in China. Amazon also reported after the market’s close, posting record profits in the first quarter as it prepares to roll out one-day shipping for Prime customers.

Economic Fundamentals Continue to Drive Market Gains

Jim Lowell, chief investment officer at Adviser Investments joined CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Wednesday, April 24 to discuss the S&P 500 and NASDAQ Composite’s recent push to record highs. Jim notes that strong economic fundamentals should drive further market gains: First-quarter earnings have exceeded expectations, and the low-interest-rate environment and well-employed workforce continue to benefit our consumer-driven economy.

Microsoft Hits $1 Trillion Market Cap on Earnings Beat

Adviser Investments’ Chief Investment Officer Jim Lowell has the market analysis for Wednesday, April 24. Major U.S. stock indexes closed with slight declines: The Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500 and NASDAQ Composite each fell 0.2%. Although lacking significant event-driven catalysts to propel markets, there were several noteworthy earnings reports—including Caterpillar and Microsoft. Caterpillar beat expectations but its stock fell nearly 3% on a downgraded outlook for sales in China. On the other hand, Microsoft’s stock rose more than 5% in after-hours trading as the company reported respective year-over-year revenue and profit gains of 14% and 19%. The stock’s advance nudged Microsoft over the $1 trillion market capitalization threshold.

Stock Markets Hit Record Highs

Ryan Christensen, account executive at Adviser Investments, has the market analysis for Tuesday, April 23. Major U.S. stock indexes advanced on positive earnings news, with nearly 80% of companies that have reported first-quarter earnings exceeding analyst expectations. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500 and NASDAQ Composite gained 0.5%, 0.9% and 1.3%, respectively—pushing both the S&P and NASDAQ to record highs. In company news, Twitter’s stock surged 15% after the company exceeded both revenue and earnings forecasts; Hasbro also beat expectations and gained 14%.

Kimberly-Clark Sales Decline, but Stock Gains 5%

Todd Peters, senior vice president at Adviser Investments, has the market analysis for Monday, April 22. Major U.S. market indexes saw little change and closed with mixed results. The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.2% and the S&P 500 index and NASDAQ Composite rose 0.1% and 0.2%, respectively. Crude oil prices advanced to a near six-month high on news that the U.S. is ending Iranian import waivers. Meanwhile, Kimberly-Clark’s first-quarter sales and earnings declined 2% and 3%, respectively. Despite the drop, these figures topped analyst expectations and the stock closed the day with 5% gains.

‘ETF Edge’: Does Factor Investing Work?

Chairman Dan Wiener recently spoke with Bob Pisani of CNBC’s “ETF Edge” about factor investing—ETFs that track indexes constructed out of active input into the factors ruled in (and ruled out) of asset selection. Wiener discusses Vanguard’s 2018 entry into the factor-ETF marketplace and the mutual fund giant’s new products’ wildly variant performance history—and that the two that have attracted the most assets have been the worst performers.

 

Pinterest Soars 26% on I.P.O. Launch

Diana Linn, account manager at Adviser Investments, has the market analysis for Thursday, April 18. The release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s much-anticipated Russia investigation report had little impact on markets. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 rose 0.4% while the NASDAQ rose fractionally. Meanwhile, Zoom Video Communications and Pinterest both began trading and saw respective gains of 72% and 26% from their initial I.P.O. prices. The Commerce Department also reported strong retail sales in March, with the 1.6% month-over-month boost the largest since September 2017.

Pepsi Beats Expectations, Hits Record High

Adviser Investments Assistant Director Megan Higgins has the market analysis for Wednesday, April 17. The S&P 500 index dipped 0.2% while the Dow Jones Industrial Average and NASDAQ Composite each dropped less than 0.1%. Megan discussed the continuing slump for the health care sector, which has faced headwinds from political disagreement on public policy and costs. One example was Abbott Labs, which despite beating first-quarter sales expectations saw its stock sink about 4% for the day. Pepsi also exceeded earnings expectations in the first quarter, propelling the stock to a 3% advance and a record high.

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