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“Expected Delivery” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 9-21-19

Vista Partners has published Vista’s View "Expected Delivery" Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 9-21-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that rang...

“No To Montana?” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/20/19

Who says no to visiting Montana this time of year? It's so beautiful & peaceful this time of year, correct? Well...the Chinese that's who.  The Chinese agricultural delegates, in fact, dared to say "no" to their previous invite and plan to visit Montana-based farms today. The markets took this ...

Apple Allocates $250M From The U.S. Manufacturing Fund For Corning

Dow 30 component Apple (AAPL) has revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS — provide seamless ex...

“Ho-Hum” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/19/19

After yesterday's "big decision" was revealed where the Fed met again and voted 7-3 to raise interest rates for the second time this year by another .25 basis points to 1.75-2%, we experienced a bit of a "ho-hum" sort of day as the markets pretty much stayed in place on relatively low volume.  The ...

“7-3 Vote” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/18/19

Well, we got it, folks. Yes, the Fed met again today and voted 7-3 to raise interest rates for the second time this year by another .25 basis points to 1.75-2%. This move was as the market had widely expected. President Trump also continued to tell the Fed tht they have it all wrong stating "Jay Pow...

“Fed Up Next” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/17/19

The broad markets finished higher again today, except for the Russell 2000, the small-cap stock market index representing the bottom 2,000 stocks in the Russell 3000 Index which moved lower by .40% or 6.31 points closing at 1,578.29. the overall positive move came about with the impending interest...

“8-3-$250B” Vista’s Weekly Market Update 9-14-19

Vista Partners has published Vista’s View "8-3-$250B" Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 9-14-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that range acros...

“Friday’s Mixer” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/13/19

The markets finished a bit mixed today but the Dow proceeded to charge forward as it gained 37.07 points closing at 27,219.52 up .14% & now moving well above the 27k mark and dare I say eyeing 28k? The Russell 2000, the small-cap stock market index representing the bottom 2,000 stocks in t...

“Extended” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/12/19

All markets moved higher today extending their recent run except for the Russell 2000, the small-cap stock market index representing the bottom 2,000 stocks in the Russell 3000 Index,  which dropped .04% of .65 points closing at 1,575.07. The Russell 2000 had outpaced the balance of the marke...

“How About Apple Today?” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/10/19

All markets rose today except the tech-heavy Nasdaq which closed at 8,084.16 down 1.23% or 18.76 points. Apple (AAPL) did its part to help out as it rose 1.18% ($216/70/share) today after announcing their new iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11, Apple Watch Series 5, iPad and that their new streaming offe...

“Smalls, Oil & Expansion” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/9/19

It was a day that saw the "smalls" or Russell 2000, the small-cap stock market index representing the bottom 2,000 stocks in the Russell 3000 Index,  lead the way and look very strong closing up 1.3% at 1,524.23 up 19.06 points. However, the balance of the markets, the "bigs", sort of limped a...

Why Did Disney’s Bob Iger Resigns From Apple’s Board?

Reportedly, Bob Iger, Chairman &  CEO of The Walt Disney Company (DIS) resigned from the board of directors of Apple (AAPL) as both the companies are preparing to launch their streaming services within days, citing it as a possible cause for the resignation. Iger served as a director since 20...

“Welcome To September” Vista’s Weekly Market Update 9-7-19

Vista Partners has published Vista’s View "Welcome To September" Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 9-7-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that r...

“Jerome Reiterates” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/6/19

It was a relatively decent day in the markets that saw Fed Chair Jerome Powell reiterate his position on the economy stating "We are not forecasting or expecting a recession." He also confirmed again that he and the Fed will do whatever is needed to keep the US economy growing. Speaking of the e...

“A Very Good Day” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/5/19

We had a very good day in the markets, to say the least. The markets were thrust forward by reports that the US will hold trade talks with China in October. Secondarily we received a smattering of somewhat positive economic reports that made many feel that we were not heading towards a recession...

“Manufactured Decline” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/3/19

We got hit with a solid club this weekend as the additional tariffs went in to effect on the Chinese levied by the White House and the markets did not like it on this first trading day in September. The certainty of the uncertainty or the trade wars continues to weigh heavy on the markets. We al...

“Extraordinary Extradition” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/4/19

We woke up to the futures being charged into positive territory today on the news that Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam had completely withdrawn the bill for that would allow extradition to mainland China after 3- months of highly publicized umbrella protests. Their markets (Heng Seng jumped 3.9%)...

“Chilling End” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 8/30/19

It was a chilling sort of end to trading today on this last trading session of August where little to nothing was really changed in a broad sense. It may have been because of the recent significant moves higher, or that little to nothing was reported today, or that its the Friday on Labor Day We...

“Happy Labor Day Weekend” Vista’s Weekly Market Update 8-31-19

Vista Partners has published Vista’s View "Happy Labor Day Weekend" Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 8-31-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that...

“Calming Rally” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 8/29/19

A "Thank you" seems to be is in order for China Commerce Minister Gao Feng for providing the calming statement and much-needed energy that apparently served to fuel the market's rally today. According to a CNBC's translation of his Mandarin-language, they published “We firmly reject an escalat...

“Energy Leads” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 8/28/19

The energy sector led the way to ensure a positive move in the markets overall today. The energy sector was up 1.4% as oil prices moved up 1.6% to close at $55.76/bbl. 10 of the eleven S&P 500 sectors were up today. The S&P 500 gained 18.78 points or .65% to end the session at 2,887.94....

“Inverted Confidence” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 8/27/19

After a positive start to the week, the markets ushered in an '"inverted" sort of day today as the US yield curve turned for the worse and ended inverted while the Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index for August came in at 135.1 confirming a relatively strong consumer confidence position...

“Game On” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 8/26/19

It was "game on" again for the most part with US markets rising significantly during Monday's trading.  During President Trump's continuing poker ganme with China and the world he offered the notion that China has called US delegates to move US-China trade war negotiations forward and offered h...

“Sliding…” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 8/23/19

The US markets slid aggressively throughout the day reacting negatively to the US-China trade wars and their associated fears. The trade war situation turned for the worse early Friday morning when China announced that they would be adding tariffs on $75B of US goods imported starting on Sept. 1...

“Anticipation” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 8/22/19

The markets closed mixed today as we anticipate Fed Chair Jerome Powell's comments that are due to surface during the annual meeting in Jackson Hole tomorrow. Today the markets were met with interviews of a couple of the members of the FOMC which expressed that they were against last month's int...

“Unsettling Pitches” Vista’s Weekly Market Update 8-24-19

Vista Partners has published Vista’s View "Unsettling Pitches" Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 8-24-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that ra...

Apple To Introduce New “Pro” Models, IPads, & MacBook Pros This Fall!

As reported in a Bloomberg article, Apple is set to launch three new iPhones next month. The offering is scheduled to include two new “Pro” models which are  to replace the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max and a successor to the iPhone XR. The “Pro” models will include Apple’s first sig...

“Flexible Minutes” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 8/21/19

The markets moved up nicely today post receiving a message via the FOMC minutes that seemed to express a willingness of the Fed to be "flexible" when it comes to interest rates and dealing with the economy based on data. This also caused some selling on the shorter end of the yield curve which i...

“The Waiting Game” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 8/20/19

It was a down day for the markets.  It seemed to be a day where most spent their time playing a waiting game as we quickly move towards the release of the Fed’s July meeting minutes tomorrow and then onward to Jerome Powell's Friday comments from the Annual Jackson Hole meeting.  Coupled wi...

“Double Order of Stimulus” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 8/19/19

The markets advanced today after receiving a double order of possible stimulus with with cheese from our friends in China and Germany. Reports that China and Germany may step forward with a stimulus package excited the world and the markets moved forward as it was a quiet day for the fed and the...

“Erratic” Vista’s Weekly Market Update 8-17-19

Vista Partners has published Vista’s View "Erratic" Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 8-17-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that range across ...

“Roaring Back” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 8/16/19

The markets advanced today. All 11 S&P 500 sectors roared higher as we received many economic reports that painted a better than expected picture (see the Economy section below.) The Dow ended at 25,886.01 up 1.20% adding 306.62 points. The S&P 500 gained 41.08 points or 1.44% to end th...

“Retail Rescue” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 8/15/19

Buy! Buy! Buy!... This is at least what the American consumer was stating and also moving forward with last month.  Today these actions came to the market's rescue as the Retail Report for July surfaced confirming a .7% increase month-over-month which was more than double estimates. The markets a...

“Mounting Fears” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 8/14/19

Yikes! And Double Yikes! Fears ran rampant across the markets again today resulting in the worst selloff this year.  Before the market opened today, we discovered that the yield curve had indeed inverted as the 2-yr Treasury yield made a move above the 10-yr yield after its recent moves had threa...

“Welcomed Delay” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 8/13/19

The markets welcomed in a tariff delay today that was conveniently put forth by the White House and we were off to the races back up today.  Specifically, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative or USTR announced that there would be a delay until December 15th on the tariffs that were set t...

“Gloomy” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 8/12/19

It was a downright gloomy day today in the markets and seemingly across the world. Every which way you would look today seemed to bring forth yet another issue, risk or cloud that was dropping already or possibly could drop on our "heads" in the not-too-distant future. US-China trade tensions &a...

“Oil Interrupted” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/16/19

The broad markets finished down today all except for the Russell 2000, the small-cap stock market index representing the bottom 2,000 stocks in the Russell 3000 Index,  moved up by .41% or 6.46 points closing at 1,584.60. The downward pressure on the balance of the markets looked to be squa...

“Rarefied Boneheads” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/11/19

All markets rose today including the Dow move over 27k and the S&P 500 move over 3k! This positive move came in concert with news from the trade war saga that our good friends in China were getting ready to release a list of 16 US products that they will exempt or waive from a higher tariff ...

“Jerome Reiterates” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/6/19

It was a relatively decent day in the markets that saw Fed Chair Jerome Powell reiterate his position on the economy stating "We are not forecasting or expecting a recession." He also confirmed again that he and the Fed will do whatever is needed to keep the US economy growing. Speaking of the e...

Apple & EU Hearing To Be Held Next Month

Apple's (AAPL) battle with the European Union for 13 billion-euro (US $14.4 billion) is set to be investigated under EU’s second-highest tribunal, EU’s General Court on Sept. 17-18. The hearing to crackdown tax deal offerings to big companies by antitrust commissioner Margrethe Vestager’s....

“The Axe Fell” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/31/19

The wait is over and now approximately 80% of the markets' participants have received the .25 point interest rate cut that they were expecting (about 20% wanted a .50 pointcut), unfortunately, the Fed also lowered their ax and served a hawkish message. Fed Chair Jerome Powell stated, “Let me be ...

Apple Exceeds Q3 Earnings & The Cook Is Excited

Apple announced its Q3 earnings on Tuesday after the market closed and exceeded expectations. Revenue of $53.8 billion was reported exceeding analysts' forecast of $53.39 billion. Revenue was up by 1 percent in comparison to the quarter a year ago. Some Key Points from the report: • EPS: Earni...

“Rolling With Apple” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/30/19

The FOMC got their 2-day meeting underway today however we will have to wait until tomorrow to get the interest rate decision. In the meantime, the markets continue to digest another 30% of the S&P 500 earnings reports. What we do not have to wait for anymore is Apple's (AAPL) earnings report ...

“The Wait” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/29/19

The markets were a bit uncommitted & mixed today as it lays in wait for the FOMC decision on Wednesday, July 31. The markets also needed to collect itself in the so-called summer doldrums after establishing all-time highs last week. Let's not for a minute forget that we also have the trade tal...

“Now Serving Q2 GDP” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/25/19

The markets were served a solid serving of better than expected Q2 GDP results (showing less of a slowdown than expected) today, which seemed to give market participants' enough of a jolt once again and we turned a nice shade of green into Friday's close. We also received a healthy serving soli...

“Leo Season” Vista’s Weekly Market Update 7-27-19

Vista Partners has published Vista’s View "Leo Season" Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 7-27-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that range across...

“Downward Dog” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/25/19

After we flew to new heights in the yesterday, the markets took a decidedly negative ride into the close today. We continued to see several earnings reports surface and many are highlighted in the balance of the letter. The S&P 500 lost 15.89 points or .53% to end the day at 3,003.67. The Do...

“Climbing To New Levels” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/24/19

The markets climbed to levels today that the investing world has never seen before! The S&P 500 knocked it out the park as it set a new record high of 3,019.59 during intraday trading and closed the day adding 14.09 points or .47% & at 3,019.56. The tech-heavy Nasdaq also charged forward...

“All Roses Again?” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/23/19

The markets were overwhelmingly positive again today and they even invited the little guys on the Russell 2000 to play. All things seemed to get all roses again when Bloomberg reported that US representatives will be headed over to China Monday to Wednesday next week to once again meet in-person ...

“Technologically Driven” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/22/19

As we count down the handful of trading days left until July 31 when the Fed makes their decision to or not to make their first interest rate reduction in 10 years,  the markets today were overwhelmingly positive and "technologically driven" by some of the name brand tech and so-called FANG stock...

“Choppy Waters” Vista’s Weekly Market Update 7-20-19

Vista Partners has published Vista’s View "Choppy Waters" Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 7-20-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that range acr...

“Drifting Into The Close” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/19/19

After our "Red Wednesday" & "Green Thursday" this week (see the last 2 days of recaps), we seemed to drift and/or selloff across all markets into the close today. The Dow lost 68.77 points today closing down .25% closing at 27,154.20. The S&P 500  gave back 18.50 points or .62% closing...

“Green Thursday” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/18/19

After yesterday's trading produced a "Red Wednesday" in the markets as I wrote about yesterday, we thankfully received a green or positive move across the board in the markets by the end of today's trading session. The Dow gained 3.12 points today closing up .01% closing at 27,222.97. The S&P...

“Red Wednesday” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/17/19

The markets were all in the red today.  Earnings reports continued to roll out with mixed messages as the bank sector (i.e JPMorgan (JPM), Wells Fargo (WFC), Citigroup (C) & Bank of America (BAC) have led the way but have been countered by the likes of CSX Corporation (CSX) which missed expec...

“Little Russell Tags In” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/16/19

The Russell 2000, the small-cap stock market index representing the bottom 2,000 stocks in the Russell 3000 Index tagged in today & gained a weak .17 points closing at 1,562.00 up .01% but did manage to outperform the remaining indices even though there were a number of earnings beats in larg...

“Interest Parade Continues” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/15/19

The markets moved further into new record territory again today. The locomotive like recent move seems to be continuing to gain its power from the strong belief that we deserve and need an interest rate cut on July 31st when the Fed meets again. However, earnings season is swinging into high gear ...

“Records, Records, Records” Vista’s Weekly Market Update 7-13-19

Vista Partners has published Vista’s View "Records, Records, Records" Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 7-13-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary th...

“More Fed Market Magic” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/12/19

The markets moved sharply higher today. Friday's trading saw both the large caps and the small caps participate. The markets' strength seems to be squarely sitting on the strong shoulders or belief that a quarter-point interest rate cut will likely be in the cards on July 31st. The Dow, S&P 50...

“27K Magic” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/11/19

The markets or at least the large caps today were further buoyed by the warm-and-fuzzy feeling that Fed Chair Jerome Powell has given us this week that a quarter-point interest rate cut would be in the cards by July 31st. Both the Dow and the S&P 500 moved past and/or into record territory whi...

“Markets Love Insurance” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/10/19

The markets today seemed to love the insurance or at least the belief that Fed Chair Jerome Powell provided with his prepared remarks within the semi-annual Monetary Policy Report that he served Congress. Basically, he gave most the feeling that a quarter-point interest rate cut would be in the ca...

“A Medley” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/9/19

The markets seem to be a bit of a medley today as we spent a great deal of it in the red and it was not tasting well.  However, three of the four indices made it back to positive territory at the close. The S&P 500 managed to move up 3.68 points while closing at 2,979.63 down .48% after swimmi...

Will Apple’s App Services & Growth In China Power Q3 Results?

Dow 30 component Apple (AAPL) has revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS — provide seamless ...

“Swing Low” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/8/19

The markets swung lower today as we all shrug off the long holiday week or weekend depending on how you handled Independence Day. Two Dow 30 components that hold a great deal of weight were hit with negative news and sentiment today which helped pull it down.  Apple (AAPL) was yanked down when Ros...

“Independence Week” Vista’s Weekly Market Update 7-6-19

Vista Partners has published Vista’s View "Independence Week" Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 7-6-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that range ...

“Job Gains – Market Losses” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/5/19

The markets today were ruled by the news that the US had realized a better than expected jobs report for the month of June. The US economy added 224K new jobs in June which was well above the 161k monthly average in 2019. The June unemployment rate was reported as 3.7% versus 3.6% in May, but still...

“Early Fireworks” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/3/19

In this shortened holiday trading day, where the markets closed at 1 pm eastern, we were served an early and brilliant fireworks display in the form of a record day for the S&P 500, Dow and the Nasdaq.  The S&P 500 moved up 22.81 points and closed at 2,995.82 up .77% on the day. The Dow a...

“Bumping Forward” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/2/19

The markets were a bit rocky out of the gate today as they initially dropped post the solid move yesterday after the weekend's news that the US-China trade wars were finding their way forward again. However, by the end of the trading day, the markets regained strength to bump forward once again. Th...

“Q3 Cannon” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/1/19

The markets shot out like a cannon this morning but tailed off over the course of the day to finish higher on this first day of July and the first day of Q3 2019. The markets initial reaction seemed to be fueled by positive news that a trade truce materialized between the US & China over the w...

Apple Jettison’s Production Of New Mac Pro Away From U.S.

Dow 30 component Apple (AAPL) has revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS — provide seamless ...

“Goodbye June” Vista’s Weekly Market Update 6-29-19

Vista Partners has published Vista’s View "Goodbye June" Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 6-29-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that range acro...

“+1955” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 6/28/19

The markets finished the last day of trading in June on the positive side and at a level representing the best June in the markets since 1955 as the S&P 500 finished up a whopping 6.9% over the course of trading in June. Also, coming off yesterday's 1.9% upward move the Russell 2000, the small...

“Little Russell’s Day!” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 6/27/19

It was the Russell 2000's day today as the small-cap stock market index representing the bottom 2,000 stocks in the Russell 3000 Index moved up nicely by 1.9%.  The balance of the markets struggled to find there way again today as it awaits the over reported G-20 Summit -President Trump - Xi Jinpi...

“A Mnuchin Fizzle” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 6/26/19

The markets initially popped to the positive side today reacting early to a CNBC interview that revealed that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin had told CNBC that the "U.S. and China were close to a trade deal, and he's optimistic that progress can be made during weekend talks between President Do...

“Fed Mega Pressure” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 6/25/19

The markets felt negative pressure today from the further selloff of the mega caps as it digested a tempered and or a clipped alternative approach to monetary policy which was described by Fed Chair Jerome Powell. He seemed to be trying to revise the markets' previous understanding regarding an int...

“Mixed Conviction Blues” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 6/24/19

The markets caught a bit of 'mixed conviction blues' this Monday as it laid in wait for further clarity from both Iran situation and the US-China trade wars this week and on the backside of such a significant run this year not to mention the 7-8% run in June alone. The S&P 500 dropped 5.11 poi...

“Dovish Records” Vista’s Weekly Market Update 6-22-19

Vista Partners has published Vista’s View "Dovish Records" Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 6-22-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that range ac...

“Quadruple-Witching Day” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 6/21/19

Quadruple-witching day presented itself this fine Friday after a week of market jumps & eclipsed records which were fueled by the ongoing flow of dovish comments and confirmations by the Fed.  What is quadruple-witching day?  It is when the markets simultaneously experience the expiration of...

“Breaking Records” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 6/20/19

Thursday brought forth a record-breaking day for the S&P 500 as it climbed to an intraday all-time high of 2,958.06 prior to closing at 2,954.18 up .95% on the day. The move came after yesterday's Fed motion to leave interest rates alone for the time being while also making it clear that they...

“Dovish Summer Tones” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 6/19/19

This fine day of summer brought forth the end of the Fed's two-day meeting and along with it came Fed Chair Powell's comments and conclusions. The comments continued to be dovish in nature but officially removed the word "patient." However, interest rates were left alone for now as the FOMC voted 9-...

“Taco Tuesday” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 6/18/19

It was a  "Taco Tuesday special" kind of day for those involved in the markets today as as we continue to wait for the Fed to announce their much-anticipated interest rate decision tomorrow.  In other words the markets charged upward and it tasted good. The S&P 500 ended the session .98% at...

“Tech, Biotech Lead” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 6/17/19

Overall the markets were up today as it waited for the FOMC to begin its 2-day meeting tomorrow. Attention is once again pointed towards their decision to lower or delay the lowering of interest rates. Consensus still has it that we will not see a rate cut this week but we instead continue to rece...

“Cautiously Higher” Vista’s Weekly Market Update 6-15-19

Vista Partners has published Vista’s View "Cautiously Higher," Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 6-15-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that rang...

“Semi Slowing?” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 6/14/19

Negative reports came out of the semiconductor sector today which slowed things to a bit of a halt. This is significant as the sector typically serves as a harbinger for the market and economic conditions. In particular, Global chipmaker Broadcom (AVGO) Ceo Hock Tan gave the world and the markets ...

“Energy Powers?” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 6/13/19

Amazing what a good old fashioned crisis, not to mention an attack on an oil tanker or two, like the unfortunate mishaps that happened not too far the coast of Iran today, will do to move oil prices higher.  And when you move oil prices higher it is generally a good recipe for energy stocks to mo...

“Summer Consumer Inflation?” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 6/12/19

The consumer inflation or CPI reports came in today and basically met expectations. The total CPI & the core CPI (sans food & energy prices) both increased by .1%. What does the mean? Basically, inflation is in check and reinforces the belief that The Fed will likely need to raise interes...

“China 1 – Market 0” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 6/11/19

I guess the markets' streak of winning days had to end at some point, right?  The recent five consecutive days of upward movement in the markets that we just experienced was a very good run. Did you know that the S&P 500 is up north of 6% just since June 1?  Part of the problem today is that...

“Gracias Mexico” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 6/10/19

 The markets today push forward for yet the 5th day in a row. A "gracias" or "thank you very much" seems to be in store for our friends located south of the US border,  Mexico! The markets moved swiftly higher after receiving another shot of adrenaline from the tariff related news over the weeke...

“Fed Power!” Vista’s Weekly Market Update 6-8-19

Vista Partners has published Vista’s View "Fed Power!",  Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 6-8-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that range acro...

“Four For You” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 6/7/19

The markets this Friday once again performed for you which now makes it four consecutive days of positive movement.  Today we received the May employment report which the consensus determined that it came in "soft." In other words, the job creation & the average hourly earnings growth came i...

“Three’s A Charm” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 6/6/19

Today marked the third consecutive day that the broad markets moved higher.  Stories that the tariffs on Mexico that are set to go in effect on Monday next week could possibly be delayed or shortlived, flew across the world wide web today and seemed to add just enough power for the markets to mar...

FCC Votes To Allow Carriers & Companies To Block Unwanted “Robocalls”

Reportedly, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted recently to allow phone companies to block unwanted calls by default in order to curb misleading and annoying calls. The body also voted to allow carriers to let companies block any call, not on the contact list of a customer if op...

“Loving Cut” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 6/5/19

Participants and pundits alike seemed to believe and love the idea that the Fed will be cutting interest rates this year and possibly even as soon as their next meeting. This belief was fueled by Fed Chair Jerome Powell's recent comments assuring the Fed would do what it had to do to continue expa...

Apple Mandates Developers Move Login Button Ahead

As per developer guidelines released this week, Apple (AAPL) has requested that all place its new "Sign on with Apple" button in apps for its devices above Google and Facebook buttons. Apple’s recent launch of its login button underlines user’s privacy as it generates random an email address r...

“2% For Everyone” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 6/4/19

Wow! It is amazing what 24 hours of time, a new belief that the markets were oversold and a few interest rate adjustment comments from the Fed can do for the markets.  We had our best day in the markets since January this year as the markets moved 2% or higher across the board. Everyone is appare...

“To Trust or Antitrust” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 6/3/19

At least the world order these days is consistent in providing the markets with enough reasons to be concerned and/or continue to fuel the sell-off. Today the bearish theme for the tape was fed another serving from the US-China trade wars.  This time the entree was a slice of Chinese negative pie...

“Hello, Mexico!!!” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 5/31/19

The markets' crashed today post President Trump's declared threat of imposing a new 5% tariff became clear. This tariff could possibly go in effect as early as June 10th and did not have anything to do with China. This time it's in store for our good ol' friends that live south of the border that ...

“Look Out Below” Vista’s Weekly Market Update 6-1-19

Vista Partners has published Vista’s View "Blitzed",  Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 6-1-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that range across ...

“Inverted Waters” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 5/30/19

The markets' waters remained a bit rough again today but they ended up for the most part as we glided into the close,  except for the Russell 2000 which lost .3% and closed at 1485.53. The S&P 500 ended the session up .21% at 2788.86. The Dow ended higher by 43.47 points and ended up .17% cl...

“Rare Earth Fears” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 5/29/19

It was quite a day that was full of fear and volatility in the markets. The US-China trade wars continued to produce its daily headlines on cue and the markets crashed early on with it but began to recover towards the end of the day. The S&P 500 ended the session down .69% at 2783.02 above its...

“A Mighty Nice Start…” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 5/28/19

It was a mighty nice welcome back today, that is, for the first part of the markets trading session as it was relatively on fire. However, as the day proceeded the markets began to accelerate its losses into the close and fizzle.  The markets overall still seem to be trying to get comfortable wit...

Is Apple Selling Its iTunes Customer Data?

Apple’s advertising promise “What happens on your iPhone stays on your iPhone” is under question as reportedly Apple (AAPL) has been sued by customers using iTunes claiming their personal information has been sold and unlawfully disclosed. Two customers from Rhode Island and one from Michiga...

“Swinging Lower” Vista’s Weekly Market Update 5-25-19

Vista Partners has published Vista’s View "Swinging Lower",  Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 5-25-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that rang...

“Favorable Friday” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 5/24/19

Prior to all of us in the US made our way to the exit doors today for a wonderful 3-day Memorial Day Weekend, the sun shined on the markets once again & many risk assets headed relatively north. Part of the reason that the day was slightly more favorable is that late Thursday trade tensions w...

“Main Concerns” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 5/23/19

The markets fell today as we all had many concerns.  It was one of those days that felt as though our coveted ice cream cone had been dropped before we got the first taste.  The main concerns swirling around the markets and the world today were of the trade war tensions variety, economic growth ...

Is Apple Facing Another Trade War Related Hit in China?

Reportedly last week the U.S President banned U.S companies from working with Huawei possibly making business operations a bit more difficult for Apple Inc. in China. Trump’s decision could trigger a strong reaction from China, primarily by banning Apple products or by imposing production restri...

“Cobra Kai Wins…” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 5/22/19

The markets these days feel a bit like being in a "Karate Kid" movie where one day you wake up to getting your rear kicked by the Cobra Kai and the next morning you are performing the crane kick and winning the tournament. Today, unfortunately, volatility swung to the dark side as the Cobra Kai wa...

“Easy Peasy” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 5/21/19

Yes, it was a bit more "easy peasy lemon squeezy" today in the markets today folks as the technology sector/the "US-China trade war" headlines that dragged us down again yesterday managed to loosen their stranglehold. Out of the starting blocks today, the markets were met with the overnight news ...

“Uncomfortable Tech Drag” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 5/20/19

The technology sector as it specifically relates to the US-China trade war dragged us down again today.  Headlines and actions out of large chipmakers like Intel to Qualcomm were flying as they were complying with the US's new tech ban.  This ban is forcing them to proceed to cut off the suppl...

“Shifting Sentiment” Vista’s Weekly Market Update 5-18-19

Vista Partners has published Vista’s View "Shifting Sentiment",  Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 5-18-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that r...

“Stalled” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 5/17/19

After a nice 3-day run the US markets hit a speedbump today when news hit that US-China trades had "stalled." The news followed that seem to confirm it too as China officials added that they thought the US negotiating tactics need to change from its "bullying" ways prior heading their way. I would...

“The Rule of Three” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 5/16/19

US markets moved higher for the third straight day possibly making many of us wonder if indeed there is any magic or power in the "rule of three" as it is believed to be in stories, fairy tales, and myths.  I am not entirely sure if there is but I do not know that we did get three reports directl...

Apple’s FREE Gaming App “Steam Link” Now Available

Apple Inc is now offering Steam Link, a free gaming app on iPhone, iPad, and the Apple TV that allows gamers to play PC games on mobile devices. The app uses the processing power of the desktop or laptop and streams high graphics games on mobile devices or set-top boxes over a home network.  The ...

“Unsettlingly Higher” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 5/15/19

US markets moved unsettlingly higher today, but not before they dropped coming out of the gates.   The slow start for the markets could be easily attributed to the lingering US-China trade war,  but the mood was also dampened by other factors. US Retail sales were reported to have fallen .2% in ...

“An Extraordinary Day” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 5/14/19

Today the markets moved nicely higher after crashing feverishly yesterday. Amazing how a change of sentiment and associated action can change the market value and mood. TAt the end of the day today the S&P 500 bounced nearly a point or .80% ending the session at 2834.41. The Dow rose .82% end...

How Is Tech Giant Apple Attempting To Simplify Modern TV Watching?

Recently, Apple (AAPL) launched its new and apparently "much improved" television watching App for its devices and some internet compatible Television sets. The new app is believed that it will trigger an increase Apple's revenue via the reselling other companies programming in addition to its own...

Will The US-China Trade War Hit Apple The Most?

China’s decision to raise the tariffs on a number U.S goods (set to go effective June 1, 2019) after President Donald Trump threatened to raise the tariff on Chinese products came as a blow to the technology giant Apple, pulling down its stock by 6% as per reports in trading yesterday. Many bel...

“Never Surrender” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 5/13/19

Unfortunately, by using the title "Never Surrender" I am not writing about how we should all rollback time today and break out our cassette tapes to listen to 80's pop star Cory Hart's hit "Never Surrender" or even "Sunglasses at Night." However,  this action might make you feel better after a da...

“Descending With China” Vista’s Weekly Market Update 5-11-19

Vista Partners has published Vista’s View "Descending With China",  Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 5-11-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary tha...

“Constructive Bounce?” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 5/10/19

U.S. equities bounced on Friday after four straight days of declines.  Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin stated that the Chinese trade talks this week were "constructive."  This statement alone seemed to be enough to allow the markets to bounce after initially dropping this morning post new US t...

“Excellent Pressure” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 5/9/19

U.S. equities dropped again on Thursday as the China trade saga applied a significant amount of worry, concern and downward pressure on the markets as many fled to "safety." President trump offered that he had an "excellent alternative" to a trade deal with China but it is was made certain that h...

“Safety, Please?” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 5/7/2019

U.S. equities tanked today as investors fled to safety after U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer joined the President’s recent tweet parade by issuing a statement that the tariffs on Chinese goods would be increased from 10% to 25% at 12:01 am on May 10, 2019.  This spurred stories that...

“More Caffeine Please” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 5/6/2019

U.S. equities overall did not fare well on Monday and required that many of us, including yours truly, add another cup of Joe to stay alert and on top of things. I wish it tasted as well as the richly pictured cup above but this was not the case. This downward move came on the backside of the Pr...

Did Apple Overcharge Spotify Over In-App Subscription Purchases?

Spotify has filed a complaint against Apple (AAPL) to the European Commission claiming that the technology giant is charging a 30 percent fee on developers for its in-app subscription purchases made through App store. The audio streaming platform expressed how difficult it is to maintain competiti...

Berkshire’s Earnings Soared After Investment in Apple (AAPL) But…

Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger's Berkshire Hathaway‘s earnings soared more than $10 billion after its investment in Apple Inc. pushing its shares up by 20% in its first quarter. However, Charlie Munger agrees that not buying Google’s shares was a blunder and he expressed “We’re ashamed....

Vista Partners Publishes “Vista’s View” Weekly Market Update 5-4-19

Vista Partners has published “Vista’s View”,  Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 5-4-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that range across a va...

“Below The Surface” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 5/1/2019

Despite starting the day with gains, U.S. equities couldn't stay in positive territory and ended below the surface - even with the Fed's announcement that they will not be hiking the interest rate which was widely expected. The Nasdaq closed out the session down 0.57% (45.75 points) despite being ...

“The Digital Economy & World Markets” Vista Partners April 2019 Macro Economic & Investment Newsletter 4-30-19

Vista Partners ("Vista") has published April 2019's FREE Macroeconomic & Investment Monthly Newsletter, "The Digital Economy & World Markets." Vista's monthly newsletter contains macroeconomic views & investment considerations that center around Vista's Coverage of the Dow 30 Compone...

Applications Removed From Apple’s App Store Over Privacy Issues

Apple Inc. (AAPL) removes several apps built with parental controls (restricting screen time or features) from its app store over "Violation of App store Policies". The Multinational giant responded on the issue when recently, The New York Times had reported that Apple is eliminating 11 out of its...

Vista Partners Publishes “Vista’s View” Weekly Market Update 4-27-19

Vista Partners has published “Vista’s View”,  Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 4-27-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that range across a v...

Vista Partners Publishes “Vista’s View” Weekly Market Update 4-27-2019

Vista Partners has published “Vista’s View”,  Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 4-20-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that range across a v...

Did Apple Conceal An iPhone Sales “Slump?”

Dow 30 component Apple (AAPL) has revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS — provide seamless ...

Vista Partners Publishes “Vista’s View” Weekly Market Update 4-13-19

Vista Partners has published “Vista’s View”,  Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 4-13-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that range across a v...

Can Apple Carve Out A Niche In Consumer Health?

Apple Inc is setting its table in its hope to emerge as a leader in the health care industry. The new aspiration for the technology giant holds a good chance to take over the health market keeping in mind its vast user base and past successful penetration into the music and mobile services via iT...

“Just Out of the Red” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 4/8/2019

U.S. equities were down for much of the session on Monday although they did manage to rally just before the bell. The S&P 500 closed out the day up 0.10% (3.03 points) while the Nasdaq climbed 0.19% (15.19 points). The Dow wasn't able to make it out of the red, though, and the index was down 0...

Will Apple (AAPL) Shares Soar for Nine Straight Days?

Shares of Tech giant Apple (AAPL) have soared for eight days in a row closing at $199.44/share on Friday, April 5th. Apple shares still remain ~15% lower than October 2018 record $233.47. Will they Soar for nine straight days? It looks like they just might as they are currently up 1.33% today at ...

Vista Partners Publishes “Vista’s View” Weekly Market Update 4-6-19

Vista Partners has published “Vista’s View”,  Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 4-6-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that range across a va...

Japan Display Inc To Enter OLED Battle

Recently, it was reported that Japan Display Inc will enter the OLED display or screen market by initially supplying them for the production of Apple watches later this year. The collaboration comes as a relief for Japan Display, whose business has suffered due to Apple’s recent shift from LCD a...

“Scattered” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 4/2/2019

US equities saw scattered results on Tuesday, with the Dow sinking while the other two major indices rose. The Nasdaq rose throughout the session before ending the day up 0.25% (19.78 points). The S&P 500 spent most of the day in the red although it did climb into the green at the very end of ...

Is Saudi Aramco The World’s Most Profitable Company?

Saudi Aramco is a Saudi Arabian national petroleum and natural gas company based in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. As per Bloomberg News, it is the most profitable company in the world. Saudi Aramco made an eye-popping $111 billion in 2018 as per financial data disclosed by the state-run oil giant. The o...

Did “Chinese iPhones” Just Get Cheaper?

Apple (AAPL) slashed the prices of several of the products sold on its official Chinese online store on Monday - and it wasn't an April Fools' Day prank. The tech giant lowered its prices on some of its biggest sellers like the iPhone, the iPad, AirPods, and Mac computers by up to 6%. An iPhone X...

Vista Partners Publishes “Vista’s View” Weekly Market Update 3-30-19

Vista Partners has published “Vista’s View”,  Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 3-30-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that range across a v...

“Bull Market Hopping?” Vista Partners March 2019 Macro Economic and Investment Newsletter 3-27-19

Vista Partners ("Vista") has published March 2019's FREE Macroeconomic & Investment Monthly Newsletter, "Bull Market Hopping?" Vista's monthly newsletter contains macroeconomic views & investment considerations that center around Vista's Coverage of the Dow 30 Components, Select Emerging...

Apple Progresses With Launch of New Products, Streaming Services & Content

Dow 30 component & tech giant  Apple (AAPL) launched its new Siri compatible AirPods with wireless charging recently. The headphones will be on sale starting at $159. In addition to the above launch, Apple bombarded the market with the launch of two new iPads and new iMacs. The above launche...

“Mueller?…Mueller?…Mueller?” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 3/25/2019

Investors digested the results of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Monday which found that there was no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Stocks were mixed to end the day with the Dow up 0.06% (14.51 points). The other two indices closed out the session with lo...

“Sharply” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 3/22/2019

Stocks in the US markets moved sharply lower today as they were fed reports that Germany & US manufacturing tumbled in March which seemed to ignite the fear that global growth is slowing even further than anticipated.  Germany's manufacturing industry indeed has dropped for the 3rd consecut...

“A Struggle to Digest” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 3/21/2019

Stocks in the US markets finished the day higher after moving lower in the morning.  The markets seemed to initially be struggling to digest the Fed's decision yesterday afternoon where they left interest rates alone &  further suggested that they would not raise them in 2019. However, tech...

Apple Announces Dates of WWDC 2019

Dow 30 component Apple (AAPL) revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS — provide seamless expe...

Is It Really Possible That Apple’s New Streaming Service Could Pull 100 Million Subscribers?

In a couple of weeks, Dow 30 component and tech giant Apple (AAPL) is expected to unveil its plan for its new streaming service that will likely debut in the fall of this year, and Daniel Ives - an analyst from Wedbush Securities - is boldly predicting but without risk that the new platform could...

“A Little Mixed Up” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 3/12/2019

The major indices were mixed today with two of the three seeing gains while the Dow ended the day in the red. The S&P 500 increased 0.3% (8.22 points) while the Nasdaq climbed 0.44% (32.97 points). The Dow was dragged down by Boeing (BA) once again today, and by the time the market closed, it ...

“Turnaround” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 3/11/2019

US equities had a sharp turnaround on Monday after several sessions of losses dragged the market down last week. The S&P 500 climbed 1.47% (40.23 points) throughout the day, and the Nasdaq increased 2.02% (149.92 points). The Dow started the session out with losses but by the time the market c...

Siri Shortcuts Help Apple Users Practice Healthy Lifestyles

Dow 30 component Apple (AAPL) revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS — provide seamless expe...

Apple Looks to Merge Apps Across Main Devices

Dow 30 component Apple (AAPL) revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS — provide seamless expe...

Apple’s Dierdre O’Brien Named to Expanded Role as Senior Vice President of Retail + People

Dow 30 component Apple (AAPL) revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS — provide seamless expe...

“Takin’ a Tumble” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 2/7/2019

US stocks took a tumble on Thursday, stoked on in part by investors' continued worries about US-China trade relations. The S&P 500 dropped 0.94% (25.56 points) while the Nasdaq sank 1.18% (86.93 points). The Dow spent the entire day in the red and finished the session down 0.87% (86.93 points)...

“Calm Before the Storm” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 2/4/2019

US stocks rose throughout the day on Monday, despite starting out the session in the red. The S&P 500 climbed 0.68% (18.33 points) while the Nasdaq had risen 1.15% (83.67 points) by the time the market closed. After a somewhat shaky start this morning, the Dow finished out the day with gains o...

After One-Day Spat, Apple Restores Facebook’s App Privileges

In a span of only one day, Apple (AAPL) decided to revoke and then to restore Facebook's (FB) privileges to use an app being used for product development. Apple was reported to have first decided to disable the app last Wednesday after it said that the social media company had been abusing it. Fa...

“Holding Steady” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 1/30/2019

The Fed decided to hold the interest rate steady on Wednesday, and markets rose in response. The S&P 500 increased 1.55% (41.05 points) while the Nasdaq jumped 2.20% (154.79 points). By the time the market closed the Dow had risen 1.77% (434.90 points). Most individual components of the Dow e...

Current Beats, Meets & Misses of Dow 30 Company Q4 Earnings Reports (1-25-19)

With the fourth quarter of the fiscal year having come to a close we are squarely in the "earnings season' again.  The components of the Dow 30  have also begun releasing their current Q4 earnings reports and we have seen seven of the Dow 30 components beat  estimates, one company meet estimates...

“Call It a Comeback?” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 1/25/2019

US stocks bounced back on Friday after the seeing some losses in the previous session and closed out the week with gains. The Nasdaq opened up this morning and held fairly steady throughout the day until finally closing up 1.29% (91.40 points). The S&P 500 also saw gains today, with an increas...

Apple Pay Gains Popularity, Comes to Target

Dow 30 component Apple (AAPL) revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS — provide seamless expe...

Is Verizon’s Bundling Apple Music A Good Move?

Verizon (VZ) has announced plans to bundle a free subscription to Apple (AAPL) Music with some of its unlimited plans. The move means that Verizon will join other competitors like T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T in incentivizing its top-tier plans by bundling other services. In contrast to these c...

“A Slippery Slope” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 1/3/2019

The second day of business of 2019 saw U.S. stocks slide, making the second market day of the new year a dreary one. The S&P 500 fell 2.48%, that is 62.14 points. With its biggest drop since Christmas Eve, the Dow fell 660.2 points or 2.83%. To round it all out the Nasdaq tumbled 3.04% or 202....

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