The stock market’s performance in September beat almost all expectations and October is off to a strong start with the S&P 500 showing a gain of 1.3% so far this month. Since 1950 the S&P 500 has been up 41 years and down 26 with an average return of 0.76%. (Photo by Abid Katib/Getty Images)
A recent top news story has been NFL players kneeling during the national anthem. The controversy was amplified when President Trump weighed in with objections to this behavior, and his recommendation that the NFL pass a rule disallowing it. This kind of controversy doesn’t make life easier for NFL leaders, but it really isn’t their
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Some people aren’t going to like this, but the market seems to love President Trump. Since election day last year through last Friday, the SPDR S&P 500 exchange-traded fund, which tracks the S&P 500, is up more than 17%, not including dividends. By most standard measures, that’s a phenomenal return. It is also multiple times
Last week there was a lot of stock market excitement regarding WalMart. After a “favorable” earnings report analysts turned bullish and the stock jumped 4% in one day, WMT’s biggest rally in over a year, making it a big short-term winner. But the leadership signals indicate WalMart is probably not the best place to put your money.