Weekly Wrap Ups – 2016

Weekly Stock Market Wrap-Up for July 3, 2016

The stock market advanced during the recent holiday-shortened week and our positions moved up as well. We recently sold our Asian stocks for a profit and moved into energy stocks. The energy sector represents a good value and looks poised to move higher. It will be interesting to see how these stocks perform over the next month. Have a great week and I’ll update you again next weekend.

Brad

Weekly Stock Market Wrap-Up for July 3, 2016

Thursday marked the end of the first half of 2016. We are pleased to report that our Stock Picks gained over 9% during the first six months of the year. Meanwhile, the widely-followed S&P 500 Index only gained about 4%. Have a wonderful holiday weekend and I’ll update you again next Sunday.

Happy Birthday America!
Brad

Weekly Stock Market Wrap-Up for June 26, 2016

The Brits added a bit of excitement to the stock market this week with their vote to exit the European Union. Financial markets around the world reacted strongly on Friday. Stock markets in Europe and Japan were hardest hit with losses of 7-8%. The reaction in the U.S. was somewhat less severe with losses of about 4%.

But even on days like Friday there are always a few winners to be found. The U.S. Dollar rallied strongly along with the U.S. bond market, and gold jumped by nearly 5%! Our Stock Picks strategy currently includes gold and bonds as two of our four picks, so its performance relative to other markets was superb. While the rest of the world was losing multiple percentage points on Friday, our Stock Picks finished the day exactly unchanged.

It will be interesting to see how the markets respond this week after having a few days to digest the recent news. Friday is the first day of the month, so please check your email for our monthly Stock Picks update for July. Until then, I hope you have a great week!

Brad

Weekly Stock Market Wrap-Up for June 19, 2016

The stock market declined and ended with a loss of 1.7% for the week, but our Stock Picks bucked the trend once again to finish with a GAIN of 0.3%!  Continue to hold all of our current picks and I’ll update you again next weekend. Until then, relax and enjoy!

Brad

Weekly Stock Market Wrap-Up for June 12, 2016

The stock market continued to move sideways and finished virtually unchanged for the week. But that didn’t matter to our Stock Picks which moved higher once again. Our best performer for the week was our gold position with a gain of over 2.4%. I’ll update you again next weekend. Until then, have a great week!

Brad

Weekly Stock Market Wrap-Up for June 5, 2016

The attempted breakout from a week ago has temporarily stalled and the stock market ended virtually unchanged this week. But that didn’t matter to our current Stock Picks as they gained over 1.5%! Have a terrific week and I’ll update you again next Sunday.

Brad

Weekly Stock Market Wrap-Up for May 29, 2016

The stock market has been moving sideways in a narrow range for more than a month. This week it attempted to break out to the upside, but the success of that rally attempt is still unclear. We should know more next week. Whichever way the market turns, our strategies will adjust to keep us in the best-performing ETFs.

This weekend as we enjoy time with family and friends, please take a moment to remember those brave men and women who have given so much for our country. Their sacrifices are what allow us to enjoy the freedoms we have today.

Have a great holiday weekend,
Brad

Weekly Stock Market Wrap-Up for May 22, 2016

The stock market continued its recent ho-hum pattern and ended the week with little change. Our stock strategy continues to do very well and is outperforming the overall market by several percentage points this year. That’s a lot better then we can get in a bank account these days! Stay well and I’ll update you again next weekend.

Brad

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