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Macy’s Drops 6% Despite Beating Expectations

Rick Winters, vice president at Adviser Investments, has the market analysis for Wednesday, November 14. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 fell 0.8% and the NASDAQ dropped 0.9%. Apple’s stock declined an additional 2%, reducing its market cap to around $885 billion, down from $1.1 trillion in October. Meanwhile, Macy’s surpassed third-quarter earnings expectations and raised guidance for the holiday shopping season. Despite the strong report, Macy’s stock closed down 6% yet remains up more than 35% this year.

Pound and Euro Gain on Draft Brexit Agreement

Adviser Investments’ Chief Investment Officer Jim Lowell has the market analysis for Tuesday, November 13. Major U.S. stock indexes saw mixed results, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 down 0.4% and 0.2%, respectively, and the NASDAQ seeing fractional gains. Oil prices fell 7% to close at less than $56/barrel, extending what was an already record-breaking losing streak to 12 consecutive sessions. Meanwhile, the pound and the euro both rose—around 0.9% and 0.4%, respectively—after negotiators from the United Kingdom and European Union announced a “technical level” Brexit agreement.

Apple Drops 5% After Lumentum Cuts Outlook

Adviser Investments’ Chief Investment Officer Jim Lowell has the market analysis for Monday, November 12. Major U.S. stock indexes declined today: The Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500 and NASDAQ dropped 2.3%, 2.0% and 2.8%, respectively. The technology sector’s dramatic slide contributed to Amazon’s more-than 4% fall, even as the company announced its much-anticipated headquarters decision. Meanwhile, Apple dropped 5% after supplier Lumentum Holdings cut its earnings and revenue outlook. Lumentum’s most recent annual report named Apple as its largest customer, with a 30% share of the company’s total revenue.

Oil Prices Decline to $60 a Barrel

Todd Peters, senior vice president at Adviser Investments, has the market analysis for Friday, November 9. All major U.S. stock indexes declined today, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500 and NASDAQ declining 0.8%, 0.9% and 1.7%, respectively. Oil prices also dropped—for the fifth consecutive week—falling below $60/barrel. Meanwhile, the Labor Department’s producer price index increased 0.6% in October and 2.9% year-over-year. On the earnings front, Disney advanced about 2% after beating sales and earnings expectations and topping $5 billion in theme park and resort sales.

TripAdvisor Rises 15%, Qualcomm Falls 8%

Vice President Josh Jones has the market analysis for Thursday, November 8. Major U.S. stock indexes saw minimal movement and posted mixed results today, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average advancing fractionally and the S&P 500 and NASDAQ down 0.3% and 0.5%, respectively. Meanwhile, TripAdvisor’s stock rose more than 15% to its highest price since July 2016 after beating earnings estimates with a 20% year-over-year advance from its non-hotel segment. Telecom manufacturer Qualcomm, on the other hand, fell more than 8% after reporting a nearly $500 million loss and 16% surge in expenses during the third quarter.

Major U.S. Indexes Rally After Midterm Election

Adviser Investments’ Chief Investment Officer Jim Lowell has the market analysis for Thursday, November 7. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 enjoyed their best post-midterm election rallies seen since 1982: Both gained 2.1%, and the NASDAQ advanced 2.6%. In particular, health care stocks rose sharply today, up an average of 3%. Meanwhile, the Federal Reserve released consumer credit data for September. U.S. consumer credit saw its smallest rise since June, revealing reasonable spending levels among a well-employed workforce.

JOLTS Data Supports Employee Confidence

Adviser Investments’ Chief Investment Officer Jim Lowell has the market analysis for Wednesday, November 6. Major U.S. stock indexes enjoyed a slight boost today, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average gaining 0.7% and both the S&P 500 and NASDAQ up 0.6%. Meanwhile, the Labor Department’s JOLTS data for September revealed a slight decline from August’s record-high jobs openings; however, vacancy rates continued to exceed the number of unemployed workers and hourly pay rates rose.

Midterm Election Could Impact on Trade, Infrastructure Spending and Tax Reform

Adviser Investments’ Chief Investment Officer Jim Lowell joins CNBC to discuss the potential impact midterm elections could have on a variety of policies, including trade, infrastructure spending, tax reform—and more. Despite the likelihood of market turbulence, Jim asserts that fundamental data continues to indicate economic growth. He notes, “It’s a fool’s errand to bet against the strong well-employed U.S. consumer, even as it probably remains foolhardy not to build some of your short-term, near-term tactical defenses.”

Papa Gino’s Files Chapter 11, Closes 95 Restaurants

Adviser Investments’ Chief Investment Officer Jim Lowell has the market analysis for Monday, November 5. Major U.S. stock indexes saw mixed results and minimal movement as investors anticipate results from the midterm elections. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 rose 0.8% and 0.6%, respectively, while the NASDAQ fell 0.1%. The Institute for Supply Management published its latest service-sector data. Although October’s activity declined slightly from September’s 21-year high, the monthly index still exceeded analysts’ expectations and remains the second-highest reported figure. Meanwhile, Papa Gino’s and D’Angelo Grilled Sandwiches’ parent, PGHC Holdings, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, concurrently shuttering nearly 100 under-performing restaurant locations and announcing the company’s sale to a private equity firm, Wynnchurch Capital.

Unemployment Rate Lowest Since 1969

Kate Austin, equity research analyst at Adviser Investments, has the market analysis for Friday, November 2. All major U.S. stock indexes declined today, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500 and NASDAQ falling 0.4%, 0.6% and 1.0%, respectively. The Labor Department released its jobs report data for October: 250,000 new jobs were added, far surpassing the 188,000 new positions that analysts forecast. Wages rose more than 3% year-over-year, and the nationwide unemployment rate remained steady at 3.7%—the lowest since 1969.

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