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“More Rarified Air (Karuna)!” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 11/18/19

More rarefied air was achieved at the end of the day in the markets as large caps ended the day marginally up but in record territory. This was despite the tit for that continues to go in the US-China trade war with its on again off again theatrics. The Dow closed up +31.33 points +.11% clo...

“Is Santa Here Already?” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 11-16-19

Vista Partners has published Vista’s View "Is Santa Here Already?" Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 11-16-19! "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...

“Apparently Kudlow + Retail = 28k” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 11/15/19

Apparently, when you add up positive "Phase One/US-China trade war" comments from Larry Kudlow (NEC Director) with somewhat positive economic data, it produces fuel for the Dow to move into record territory. The October retail sales report came in today and also showed a rise of +.3% month...

“Walmart & Uncle Jerry” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 11/14/19

Of major significance to the market and the economy, Dow 30 component and worldwide retailer Walmart (WMT) reported earnings before the market open, beating analyst expectations as earnings were propelled forward on the back of strong online sales. WMT further reported Q3 FY20 GAAP EPS of $1...

Breast Cancer Treatment Developer Atossa Genetics Announced Recent Q3 Developments & Upcoming Significant Q4 2019 Milestones

Atossa Genetics Inc. (Nasdaq: ATOS), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics and delivery methods to treat breast cancer and other breast conditions, today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019, and provides an update on recent co...

“Go Aces!” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 11/13/19

Kudos goes out to the University of Evansville Purple Aces Men's Basketball Team for defeating the #1 ranked team in the land, the infamous Kentucky Wildcats last night in regular-season play 67-64. This is significant on a number of levels for me as many of you know Evansville is where I wa...

“0.00” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 11/12/19

Overall the markets were in an uptrend today that included the Nasdaq closing at an all-time high at 8486.09 up 21.81 points +.26%,  but the Dow closed flat with a 0.00 point move (a strange sight) & closing at 27,691.49, to say the least. The S&P 500 ended today's session +4.86 po...

“Thank You, Veterans!” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 11/11/19

Happy Veterans Day to all and thank you goes out to all veterans for their service! Here's a bit of a history lesson regarding Veterans Day which was originally known as Armistice Day. Veterans Day is a federal holiday in the United States observed annually on November 11, for honoring m...

“Tres Leches Friday” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 11/8/19

Friday, November 8th brought about an end to the week that was as sweet as "tres leches" as we finished trading in record territory across the three major indices while the little guys on the Russell supplied a nice little strawberry on top as well. This seemed to be powered by positive thou...

“5-Straight Weeks” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 11-9-19

Vista Partners has published Vista’s View "5-Straight Weeks" Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 11-9-2019! "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 ran...

“To Be Or Not To Be…” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 11/7/19

Thursday, November 7th the markets reacted positively to stories swirling that China's Commerce Ministry stated that China had reached an agreement with the U.S. where both sides were going to phase out tariffs over time which got somewhat countered when other stories took off that there may...

“Pause” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 11/6/19

Wednesday, November 6th seemed to produce a time that most were pausing as the markets were basically flat.  The markets' recent runup into record territory called for this to happen and of course, we had to deal with yet another turn of understanding with regard to the trade wars too as st...

“Holy Biotech Batman! (NXTC +248.92%, $2.09B Mkt Cap)” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 11/5/19

Tuesday, November 5th brought forth a reminder of why I continue to invest in the biotech space as NextCure, Inc. (NXTC) jumped an amazing +248.92% closing at $92.22/share after reaching $109/share. NXTC traded 7.88 million shares and now enjoys a 2.09B market cap. NXTC opened trading at $25...

“Phase 1 Today” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 11/4/19

Monday, November 4th brought our attention again towards stories regarding the US-China trade wars. Specifically that we should have confidence that a phase 1 agreement is still on track for this year between these two super economic powers. US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross shared that he ...

“Charging Forward” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 11-2-19

Vista Partners has published Vista’s View "Charging Forward" Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 11-2-2019! "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 ran...

“Smashing” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 11/1/19

We welcomed our first day of November with the October jobs report surfacing and smashing expectations. The unemployment is now at a 5-decade low while wages were confirmed to have increased a bit. This was indeed enough to give the markets the much-needed fuel to move higher. As a result, ...

“Happy Halloween” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/31/19

Happy Halloween! Well, as the lead picture in this story might indicate it was not so happy of a day for market participants today as the markets sold off for the most part as concerns around the US-China trade wars surfaced its scary head again.  Reports that officials in China having doub...

“Third Time Is A Charm?” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/30/19

It would seem that the Fed's move today to cut interest rates by another quarter-point for the third time this year was indeed a charm as the markets continued moving upward for the most part. The benchmark interest rate is now in a target range of 1.5% to 1.75%. The fed stated that the move...

“Waiting…” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/29/19

As we await the Fed's Wednesday decision to lower interest rates again for the third time this year,  the S&P 500 hit an all-time new high prior to ending today's session down by 2.53 points or -.08% as it closed at 3,036.89. Firms making up just over 50% of the S&P 500’s market ...

“One, Two…” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 10-26-19

Vista Partners has published Vista’s View "One, Two..." Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 10-26-19! "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...

“Looking Probably Ahead” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/28/19

The markets today seemed to be reacting to a number of actions at the macro level that once again buoyed the markets into positive and record territory. Today, according to a Reuters article,  one of those factors played a hand we heard from President Trump regarding the US_-China trade war...

“Positive Sentiment” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/25/19

At the end of the day, the results of the market rose strongly on the sentiment that the US-China trades were heading towards a positive outcome as we head into next week's likely interest rate cut as the Fed makes its decision on Wednesday.  The S&P 500 ended today's session up by 12.2...

Breast Cancer Focused Atossa Genetics Is Presenting At Dawson James Small Cap Growth Conference In Jupiter Oct. 29th

Seattle-based Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics and delivery methods for breast cancer and other breast conditions, announced that Kyle Guse, CFO and General Counsel of Atossa Genetics will be a featured presenter at the 5th...

“Microsoft, Dow, Paypal, INVO Bioscience, & Tesla Jump Today” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/24/19

Shares of Microsoft (MSFT), Dow (DOW), Paypal (PYPL), INVO Bioscience (IVOB) & Tesla (TSLA) all jumped today.  Microsoft released Q3 earnings after the close yesterday beating expectations as cloud services boosted revenue and ended today's trading at $139.94/share up 1.97%. Dow (DOW) ...

“Moderately Green Session” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/23/19

A number of companies from the S&P 500 & Dow 30 continued to report their Q3 earnings again today with varying degrees of success or failures to meet Wall Street's expectations, but at the end of the day, the markets ended in moderately green territory. Of note, Boeing (BA) reported ...

Positive Topline Results For Seattle Genetics’ Metastatic HER2-Positive Breast Cancer Study

Patients with HER2-positive breast cancer have tumors with high levels of a protein called human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2), which promotes the aggressive spread of cancer cells. An estimated 271,270 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. in 2019.1 Between 1...

“Earnings & Brexit” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/22/19

A number of companies from the S&P 500 & Dow 30 continued to report their Q3 earnings today while the Brexit reared its ugly head towards the end of the day to put a damper on any excitement that was bubbling early in the markets. Procter & Gamble (PG) beat expectations, United T...

NBA Champion Michael Jordan Funding Healthcare Clinics In Charlotte

Last week, Michael Jordan, a six-time NBA champion and owner of Charlotte Hornets unveiled its first out of two medical clinics in the North Carolina city. The clinics which are strategically placed in areas in need of quality medical care will offer health-care services to Charlotte residents, incl...

“Apple Leads Market” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/21/19

Apple (AAPL) hit a new high as Raymond James updated its AAPL price target from $225 to $280 today which in turn led the market forward. AAPL shares closed at $240.51/share after hitting a new all-time high of $240.99 a touch higher. At the end of the day, the S&P 500 ended today's se...

“Marching…” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 10-19-19

Vista Partners has published Vista’s View "Marching..." Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 10-19-19! "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...

“Heavy Friday” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/18/19

The market traded in the red today as a few issues were feeling a bit heavy. Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) with the headlines swirling about their baby powder which was apparently found to have traces of asbestos, Boeing (BA) with a report that surfaced suggesting that they may have misled the...

“Splash Of Green” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/17/19

It was a splash of green for all across the board in the markets today as it pointed to a number of better than expected earnings reports and news from across the pond that a Brexit deal may be in the works. The S&P 500 ended today's session up by 8.26 points or .28% as it closed at 2,99...

“Mixed At Best” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/16/19

 The S&P 500 ended today's session down by 5.99 points or .2% as it closed at 2,989.69 just shy of the 3k level. The Dow lost 22.82 points closing over the 27k level at 27,001.98 down by .08%. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite closed above the 8k mark closing at 8,124.18 down .30% or 24...

The Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, A “Major” Research University & Atossa Genetics (ATOS) Are Collaborating On Phase 2 Study of Intraductal Microcatheter Technology In Breast Cancer

The Dr. Susan Love Foundation for Breast Cancer Research's mission is to end breast cancer. It challenges the status quo to end breast cancer and improve the lives of people impacted by it now through education and advocacy. The Foundation drives collaborative, cutting-edge research with nontraditio...

“A Fresh Wave Of Earnings” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/15/19

Today, a wave of earnings kicked into high gear today which seemed to block out the ongoing trials and tribulations of the US-China trade war and we managed to have a very positive day in the markets. From the Dow 30, Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) reported earnings of $2.12, beating estimates ...

Interview With Atossa Genetics Founder & CEO Steven Quay MD, Ph.D. Over Gynecomastia

Steven Quay received an M.D. and Ph.D. from The University of Michigan, was a postdoctoral fellow at MIT with Nobel Laureate H. Gobind Khorana, a resident at the Harvard-MGH Hospital, and was on the faculty of Stanford University School of Medicine. His contributions to medicine have been cited over...

“Simply Red Columbus” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/14/19

Today felt like a day where many were hiding or trying to hide in the US as schools, banks, and a few other companies celebrated the Columbus Day holiday but there is no rest for the wicked as the markets were open. It was lighter than normal volume day as many did play a bit of hookey and m...

“Optimistic Market Music” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/11/19

The optimism and sweet tune or news that the US-China 'partial' trade deal was in play, imminent and apparently agreed to today fueled the market throughout as it reached mid-session highs. The Dow was up over 500 points at one point before tailing off into the close.  We should also mentio...

“Reduced Uncertainty?” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 10-12-19

Vista Partners has published Vista’s View "Reduced Uncertainty?" Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 10-12-19! "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 ...

“Partial To Green” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/10/19

The US-China trade wars were squarely in the markets' line of view again today.  An optimistic understanding flew around the "www" today that at least a partial agreement with China may be in the cards.  A meeting with President Trump and China's Vice Premier, Liu He, also had wings and th...

“Open…?” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/9/19

All the markets apparently needed today was one word from the Chinese regarding the trade wars, "open", and the game was back on. Mind you that the Chinese only suggested that they were open to a partial deal but again the markets these days seem to hold on to what they want to here and tod...

“Expanding” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/8/19

"Expanding" seemed to be the word of the day today. First, it was widely reported that the U.S. Commerce Department expanded its Entity List" with 28 additional Chinese firms as they had played some role in "fostering violations of human rights" against a Muslim minority in China. A Beijing...

“Trade, Cut, Confusion” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/7/19

With Warner Brothers' new supervillain movie Joker experiencing an opening weekend with $247M in global ticket sales you might think all is well as headlines flew around the world today preaching its success. However, a Bloomberg article did its best to counter these good feelings with anoth...

“ER Volatility?” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 10-5-19

Vista Partners has published Vista’s View "ER Volatility?" Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 10-5-19! "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 a...

“Fragile Wings!” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/4/19

We received a good ending to a volatile week that certainly left many of our heads still spinning. As has been the custom this week the markets seem to be riding up and down on the fragile wings of each piece of economic data more than normal. Today, the economic schedule confirmed that the ...

“Rate Cut…!” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/3/19

On Thursday, more economic data was released and hit the markets at 7 am pacific. The markets took an initial nosedive prior to recovering into the close after we received the ISM Non-Manufacturing Index report for September which dropped to 52.6% from the 56.4% mark in August. Layering this...

“Double Down?” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/2/19

No sir!... I am not suggesting you double down on the stock market or anything at this point,  however, we did double our consecutive down days today as the markets got stung again & proceeded fall significantly across the board once again. The downward move came in reaction to addition...

“Manufacturing Woes” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/1/19

Today, the markets suffered through a bit of negative economic news that came out of the manufacturing sector that seemed to surprise and bring forth woes for many on this first day of October. The Institute for Supply Management’s factory index was reported to have slipped to 47.8 in Sept...

Breast Cancer Focused Atossa (ATOS) Successfully Meets All Objectives In Phase 1 Study Today

Legislation has been recently enacted in approximately 35 states requiring that women be notified if they have mammographic breast density (MBD) and those notifications typically state that women with MBD have a higher risk of developing breast cancer, and that mammography may not be as effective in...

“Q3 Positively Ends” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/30/19

Today, the markets ended Q3 on a positive swing after a US Treasury representative on Saturday followed up by White House trade advisor Peter Navarro essentially refuted Friday's Bloomberg story that stated that the Trump administration is considering limits to US investors' flows into Chin...

“More Politics?” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 9-28-19

Vista Partners has published Vista’s View "More Politics?" Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 9-28-19! "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 a...

“China Limits” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/27/19

The markets ended the week on a downward slope as we continued to get less than positive news from many fronts spearheaded by the trade wars that continue to bring uncertainty and weigh on the markets this week. Bloomberg ran a story today stating that the Trump administration is considering...

“Adrift” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/26/19

The markets seemed to be without a great deal of conviction and/or just adrift but lower today in a sea of headlines related to trade wars (Huawei again), tariffs, impeachment, whistleblower action more positive economic reports, and historically low jobless claims. The S&P 500 ended tod...

“New Homes Push” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/25/19

After yesterday's somewhat somber "impeachment inquiry' news we started out a bit sluggish in the markets & understandably so. Then the market was given some notes from President Trump's call with Ukrainian President Zelensky and the trade wars to a bit of back seat to the new home sales...

“Somber” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/24/19

It was sobering if not a somber day in the markets and throughout the US as many seemed to focus on the negative and uncertainty rather than what came about that was positive. In the economy, we learned that the Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index for September dropped to 125.1 whi...

“Eyes On German PMI” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/23/19

All eyes were on the German PMI situation on Monday as it showed that the German economy, the European union's largest economy,  had contracted in September & confirming that the manufacturing and service sectors worsened. September’s IHS Manufacturing PMI for Germany read 41.4, sign...

Merck’s Blockbuster Keytruda Plus Chemotherapy Demonstrates Improvement In Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Merck & Co., Inc.  (MRK) is a global healthcare solutions provider that has been working towards bringing forward medicine and vaccines for some the of the world’s most challenging diseases for more than a century.  They are committed to increasing health care access and continue to be at th...

“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 ...

“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...

“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...

Atossa Genetics Completes Enrollment, Dosing & Expects to Report Preliminary Results For Phase 1 Study Of Oral Endoxifin in Next 30 Days

It is estimated that approximately ten million women in the United States have MBD, for which there is no FDA-approved treatment. Although oral tamoxifen is approved to prevent breast cancer in “high-risk” women, it is used by less than 5 percent of women with an increased risk of developing...

“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...

“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...

Seattle’s Atossa Genetics (ATOS) Published Q2 Financial Results & Company Update

Seattle-based Atossa Genetics Inc. (ATOS), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics and delivery methods to treat breast cancer and other breast conditions, today published their financial results for Q2, 2019 and provided an update on recent company developments....

“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...

“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 ...

Atossa Genetics CEO Steven Quay Gives Tedx Talk Regarding Relationship of Dense Breast Tissue & Breast Cancer Risk

Steven Quay is the founder of Seattle-based Atossa Genetics, Inc., dedicated to breast cancer prevention. He received a Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry and a M.D. from the University of Michigan, a postdoc at MIT and Harvard, and he was a faculty member at Stanford Medical School. His contribution...

“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...

“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...

“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...

Atossa Genetics Reports Preliminary Analysis From Phase 2 – “Proprietary Topical Endoxifen Significantly Reduced Breast Density”

Legislation has been recently enacted in approximately 35 states requiring that women be notified if they have Mammographic Breast Density (MBD) and those notifications typically state that women with MBD have a higher risk of developing breast cancer, and that mammography may not be as effect...

“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...

Exciting FDA Approval Gained For Merck’s Keytruda in Treatment of Head & Neck Cancer

Merck & Co., Inc.  (MRK) is a global healthcare solutions provider that has been working towards bringing forward medicine and vaccines for some the of the world’s most challenging diseases for more than a century.  They are committed to increasing health care access and continue to be at th...

“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...

Merck Announces The Acquisition Of TGFβ Focused Tilos Therapeutics

Merck & Co., Inc.  (MRK) is a global healthcare solutions provider that has been working towards bringing forward medicine and vaccines for some the of the world’s most challenging diseases for more than a century.  They are committed to increasing health care access and continue to be a...

“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...

“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...

“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...

FDA Approves Novartis AG’s PI3K Inhibitor Treatment For Advanced Breast Cancer In Men & Women

According to multiple reports on Friday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Novartis AG’s PI3K inhibitor treatment,  a drug called alpelisib, which will be marketed under the brand name Piqray. Piqray is approved to be administered in combination with hormone therapy for post...

“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 ...

“Trade War Jitters?”

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

“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...

“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...

Seattle’s Atossa Provides Q1 Results & Progress Developments

Seattle based Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics and delivery methods to treat breast cancer and other breast conditions. On Monday after the market close Atossa announced their financial results for the quarter ended Ma...

“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...

“Cautious Moves” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 5/8/19

U.S. equities rose throughout most of the day seemingly coming to grips with the ongoing China trade issues while confirmations that the Chinese delegation would indeed grace Washington DC with their presence streamed wildly.  However, the markets came back to earth in a cautious manner in the la...

“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...

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...

“Strong” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 5/3/2019

U.S. equities did well on Friday, buoyed up by a strong jobs report for April. While analysts had expected the unemployment rate for April to hold steady at 3.8%, it actually decreased to 3.6% as 263,000 jobs were added. The increase in payrolls brought unemployment to the lowest level it's been a...

“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 ...

“Earnings are Back” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 4/30/2019

Earnings once again took the spotlight during Tuesday's session, while stocks ended the session mixed. The S&P 500 started in the red and then climbed to break even. It ended the day up 0.10% (2.80 points). The Nasdaq, on the other hand, was never able to crack the barrier today and it ended d...

“An Eye on the Prize” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 4/29/2019

After finishing up a week of records, the market looked to continue making gains today. The Nasdaq climbed 0.19% (15.46 points) today while the Dow ended the session up 0.04% (11.06 points). The S&P 500 hit an intraday high, although it pared some of those gains, closing out the day with an in...

“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...

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...

“Crawling Back” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 4/26/2019

After starting the day down, U.S. equities crawled back today even bringing the S&P 500 and Nasdaq to record highs for the second time this week. The Dow wasn't able to notch any records, but it still managed to end the day up 0.31% (81.25 points). The Nasdaq rose 0.34% (27.72 points) while th...

“A Twenty-First Century Approach: From Primary Prevention to Intraductal Immunotherapy”

Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics and delivery methods for breast cancer and other breast conditions, announced this week that Steven C. Quay, M.D., Ph.D., Atossa’s President, and CEO, provided an update on the Company...

“Keep On Truckin’” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 4/22/2019

The market kept on truckin' Monday as earnings reports continue to pour out this week. The S&P 500 squeaked out a gain today of 0.1% (2.94 points), and the Nasdaq was right by it as it rose out of the red this morning and finished out the day with an increase of 0.22% (17.21 points). The Dow w...

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...

“Just A Couple of IPO’s” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 4/18/2019

Two new tech companies hit the market today, but other than those equities the markets experienced somewhat mixed results today. The Nasdaq spent most of the day in the red, although it just barely broke above of it briefly and ended up 0.02% (1.98 points). The S&P 500, though was mostly in t...

Reducing This Amino Acid May Aid In Fight Against Breast Cancer

According to The American Cancer Society (ACS) breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women, except for skin cancers. Currently, the average risk of a woman in the United States developing breast cancer sometime in her life is about 12%. This means there is a 1 in 8 chance she will d...

“On Their Toes” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 4/17/2019

The market kept investors' on their toes today as it fluctuated several times throughout the session, bouncing between gains and losses. The S&P 500 finished out the day with a loss of 0.23% (6.63 points). The Nasdaq also found itself in the red as the final bell rang with a drop of 0.05% (4.1...

“No Bank You” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 4/15/2019

Less than stellar earnings reports from a couple of big banks helped to bring the market down on Monday. S&P cut some of its losses from earlier in the session although it was still down 0.06% (1.83 points) by the time the market closed. Although it was up briefly at the very beginning of the ...

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’t Hold On” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 4/11/2019

Stocks started out strong on Thursday, but couldn't hold on to gains as equities dropped mid-session. The Nasdaq fell throughout the day to end trade down 0.21%. The Dow started out the day with gains, but quickly dropped and couldn't make up the lost ground. The index ended with losses of 0.05% (...

“When Doves Fly” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 4/10/2019

After slumping yesterday, stocks ended the session higher on Wednesday. The S&P 500 saw gains of 0.35% (10.01 points) while the Dow managed to squeak out a win by closing out the day up 0.03% (6.58 points). The Nasdaq hit a year-to-date high as of closing by ending the session up 0.69% (54.97 ...

“There Goes Our European Vacation” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 4/9/2019

The winning streak is done. After eight days of gains, stocks fell today with all three of the major indices ending lower. The Nasdaq slumped 0.56% (44.61 points) before trade ended while the S&P 500 slid 0.61% (17.57 points). The Dow sank 0.72% (190.44 points). Nearly all components of the D...

“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...

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...

“Jobs, Jobs, Jobs” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 4/5/2019

Jobs stole the spotlight on Friday and helped lift U.S. equities higher. The S&P 500 extended its multi-session winning streak as it ended the day up 0.46% (13.31 points). The Nasdaq fared similarly today as it sailed through the session with a mostly even keel and closed trade with gains of 0...

“Ready to Roll?” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 4/4/2019

The stock market ended the day with some mixed results on Thursday, with the major indices split between gains and losses. The S&P 500 was up 0.21% (5.99 points) today, making it the sixth straight day of gains. Likewise, the Dow increased by 0.64% (166.50 points) by the time the market closed...

“Not Worn Out Yet” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 4/3/2019

U.S. stocks rose again on Wednesday after seeing some mixed results during Tuesday's session. The S&P 500 closed out the session up 0.21% (6.16 points) while the Nasdaq climbed 0.60% (48.84 points). The Dow briefly dipped into the red a few times today, but when the final bell rang, the index ...

“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 ...

“Play Ball!” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 4/1/2019

Now that April has arrived and baseball season is back in gear, the market responded by putting on its rally cap on Monday. U.S. equities rose broadly with all three of the major indices seeing over a 1% gain. The S&P 500 climbed 1.16% (32.79 points) while the Nasdaq shot up 1.29% (99.59 point...

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...

“Out Like A Lion” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 3/29/2019

March went out like a lion on Friday with U.S. equities trading higher and the market continuing to roar three months into the new year. Looking back at the year so far, it has been the best start for the S&P 500 in over two decades; the index was up 12.3% year-to-date. The S&P 500 finishe...

Breast Cancer Treatment Innovator Atossa Genetics Announced Year End 2018 Financial Results & Provided Business Update This Week

Seattle-based Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics and delivery methods to treat breast cancer and other breast conditions. Today Atossa announced year-end 2018 financial results and provided an update on recent company de...

“One Step Back” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 3/27/2019

The market took a step back on Wednesday as U.S. equities slid after seeing gains yesterday. The Nasdaq fell 0.63% (48.15 points) while the S&P 500 slipped 0.46% (13.09 points) to end the session. Despite seeing some gains early in the morning the Dow fell throughout the day before ending down...

“Dark Clouds…” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 3/26/2019

Stocks rallied today despite what may prove to be dark & stormy clouds on the horizon. The S&P 500 was up 0.72% (20.10 points) while the Nasdaq climbed 0.71% (53.98 points). The Dow rose to end the session up 0.55% (140.90 points). Most individual components of the Dow saw gains today, al...

“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...

Institutional Review Board Approves Use of Atossa’s Oral Endoxifen as Post-Mastectomy Treatment for a U.S. Breast Cancer Patient

Seattle-based Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) ("Atossa") is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics and delivery methods to treat breast cancer and other breast conditions.  Shares of Atossa jumped to a high of $4.865 today and are currently trading at $4.14 u...

“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...

Vista Partners Publishes “Vista’s View” Weekly Market Update 3-23-19

Vista Partners has published “Vista’s View”,  Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 3-23-19! "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...

“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...

“Flat” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 3/20/2019

Stocks in general today market drifted lower this morning, bounced midday after the FOMC meeting, made their decision to stay pat and not raise interest rates, but the markets proceeded to drop again to close lower. The Nasdaq however ended slightly up 0.07% (5.02 points), the S&P 500 was down...

“Nicked” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 3/19/2019

 The Nasdaq ended up 0.12% (9.47 points), the S&P 500 nicked down .01% (.37 points) & the Dow ended the day down 0.10% (26.72 points). Investors, in general, seem to be currently perplexed with regard to the China-US negotiations as reports surfaced that China may be pushing back as the w...

Breast Cancer Treatment Focused Biotech Atossa Genetics (NASDAQ: ATOS) Raises $10 Million – Jumps Again!

Atossa Genetics (ATOS) a Seattle-based biotech firm focused on developing treatments for breast cancer had another wonderful day as it jumped up 24.47% closing at $4.40 on 24.84 Million shares of trading. This increase came about today as ATOS announced that on March 14th and 15th, 2019, it rece...

“Bumped” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 3/18/2019

US stocks ended in positive territory across the board again on Monday after surviving somewhat choppy sailing through the market session. The Nasdaq ended up 0.34% (25.95 points), and the S&P 500 bumped up 0.37% (10.46 points). The Dow ended the day just barely in the clear with an increase o...

Vista Partners Publishes “Vista’s View” Weekly Market Update 3-16-19

Vista Partners has published “Vista’s View” Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 3-16-19!" Each weekly newsletter is written by Vista Partners' Managing Director, John Heerdink.   Vista's View includes an exclusive view on the stock market for the week, a "Stocks In Focus" section, featured...

“Happy Birthday” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 3/15/2019

US stocks ended in positive territory across the board on Friday as the bull market celebrated its 10th birthday. According to Goldman Sachs, the 10-year trailing annual return for the S&P 500 of 15 percent ranks in the 94th percentile of all 10-year periods going all the way back to 1880. The...

“phe·nom·e·nal” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 3/14/2019

US stocks ended mixed again on Thursday with the major indices split between gains and losses. The Nasdaq ended the day down 0.16% (12.50 points), and the S&P 500 dropped 0.09% (2.44) although it did break out of the red for a stint during the middle of the session. The Dow flip-flopped betwee...

MARKET ALERT: Atossa Genetics Announces FDA Approval of Oral Endoxifen for “Expanded Access” as Post-Mastectomy Treatment for a U.S. Breast Cancer Patient

Sometimes called "compassionate use," expanded access is a potential pathway for a patient with serious disease or condition, or an immediately life-threatening condition, to gain access to an investigational medical product (drug, biologic, or medical device) for treatment outside of clinical tri...

FDA Approves First Immunotherapy for Breast Cancer

Last Friday the FDA approved Roche's Tecentriq, an immunotherapy for cancer, to be used to treat breast cancer patients. This makes it the first immunotherapy to be approved for the treatment of this type of cancer. The approval does come with restrictions; it was only approved for locally advanced...

“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...

Vista Partners Publishes “Vista’s View” Weekly Market Update 3-9-19

Vista Partners has published “Vista’s View” Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 3-9-19!" Each weekly newsletter is written by Vista Partners' Managing Director, John Heerdink.   Vista's View includes an exclusive view on the stock market for the week, a "Stocks To Watch" section, featured ...

“Slipping” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 3/8/2019

U.S. equities slipped once again on Friday, making this the fifth session in a row that the market has seen losses - a full week in the red. The Nasdaq fell 0.18% (13.32 points) while the S&P 500 ended the session with losses of 0.21% (5.86 points). The Dow also sank and the day down 0.09% (22...

“Red All Around” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 3/7/2019

There was red all around the market on Thursday as equities started out the session with losses and fell further to end it. The S&P 500 slid 0.81% (22.52 points) while the Nasdaq tumbled 1.13% (84.46 points). The Dow also fell throughout the day to finish down 0.78% (200.23 points) by the time...

“Goin’ Down Under?” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 3/4/2019

After starting the session with gains, stocks dipped into the red on Monday and stayed there throughout the rest of the day. The three major indices pared some of the losses from earlier but were unable to break through to the positive side as the bears surely won out again today. The S&P 500 ...

It’s Time to Read “Vista’s View” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 3-2-19 Now Available!

Vista Partners has published “Vista’s View” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 3-2-19!" Each weekly newsletter is written by Vista Partners' Managing Director, John Heerdink.   Vista's View includes an exclusive view on the stock market for the week, a "Stocks To Watch" section, featured s...

“Back on Top” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 3/1/2019

The market was back on top Friday after seeing three sessions of losses. The Nasdaq rose 0.83% (62.82 points) today while the S&P 500 finished the session up 0.69% (19.20 points). The Dow closed out the week up 0.43% (110.32 points). All three indices spent the session out of the red. Compone...

“Sliding With Positive Winds ” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 2/28/2019

Despite data released today showing that the U.S. economy did better than expected for the fourth quarter of 2018, stocks still slid on Thursday. The Nasdaq broke out of the red around the middle of the session today, but slipped back and was down 0.29% (21.98 points) as the market closed. The S&a...

“Hit a Snag” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 2/27/2019

US stocks hit a snag on Wednesday and ended the session mixed after spending much of the day in the red. The S&P 500 was slipped 0.05% (1.52 points), while the Nasdaq managed to claw its way out of the red in the final moments of trading to end the day with gains of 0.07% (5.21 points). The Do...

“On Fed’s Wings” Vista Partners February 2019 Macro Economic and Investment Newsletter 2-27-19

Vista Partners ("Vista") has published February 2019's FREE Macroeconomic & Investment Monthly Newsletter, "On Fed's Wings." Vista's monthly newsletter contains macroeconomic views & investment considerations that center around Vista's Coverage of the Dow 30 Components, Select Emerging G...

“Especially Choppy” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 2/26/2019

US markets had an especially choppy session on Tuesday, bouncing back and forth between the red and the green before finally ending the day with losses. The Nasdaq slid just as the session was ending to finish with a decline of 0.07% (5.16 points). The S&P 500 did the same; it was down 0.08% (...

“Extending Dates, Extending Gains” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 2/25/2019

US stocks rose on Monday, and although stocks pared gains later in the session, they still managed to end the day up. The S&P 500 increased 0.12% (3.44 points) while the Nasdaq climbed 0.36% by the time the market closed. The Dow finished the day with gains of 0.23% (60.14 points). A majority...

It’s Time to Read “Vista’s View” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 2-23-19 Now Available!

Vista Partners has published “Vista’s View” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 2-23-19!" Each weekly newsletter is written by Vista Partners' Managing Director, John Heerdink.   Vista's View includes an exclusive view on the stock market for the week, a "Stocks To Watch" section, featured ...

“Keepin’ It Goin’” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 2/22/2019

US stocks kept it going this week as the Dow posted another week of gains, making it the ninth in a row - it's the longest streak in about 24 years. All three indices finished the Friday's trading session up, with the Dow rising 0.7% (181.18 points). The S&P 500 saw gains of 0.64% (17.79 point...

“Failed to Impress” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 2/21/2019

US stocks fell slightly on Thursday as a variety of reports showed economic data that failed to impress. The S&P 500 dropped slightly 0.35% (9.82 points) while the Nasdaq followed suit with a 0.39% (29.36 points) loss. The Dow had the biggest losses percentage-wise as it sank 0.40% (103.81 poi...

“FOMC Fueled Waters” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 2/20/2019

The US market saw choppy waters today with the major indices teetering back and forth between gains and losses throughout the session. The S&P was up 0.18% (4.94 points) as the market closed and the Nasdaq finished the day up 0.03% (2.30 points). The Dow also finished the day higher as it rose ...

“Bulls in the China Shop” – Vista Partners Daily Market 2/19/2019

The bulls took the day on Tuesday after President Trump once again signaled flexibility with the date of the deadline for China negotiations. According to him, he doesn't see March 1st as some kind of "magical date" that negotiations needed to be finished by. The S&P 500 ended the day up 0.22...

American Society of Breast Surgeons Now Recommends Genetic Testing for All Breast Cancer Patients

The American Society of Breast Surgeons released new recommendations last Thursday that suggested genetic testing for inherited mutations should be offered to all breast cancer patients. These recommendations are in somewhat of opposition with those offered by the National Comprehensive Cancer Ne...

It’s Time to Read “Vista’s View” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 2-16-19 Now Available!

Vista Partners has published “Vista’s View” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 2-16-19!" Each weekly newsletter is written by Vista Partners' Managing Director, John Heerdink.   Vista's View includes an exclusive view on the stock market for the week, a "Stocks To Watch" section, featured ...

“Emergency…What Emergency?” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 2/15/2019

The President may have declared a national emergency on Friday, but the market stayed cool as a cucumber as US stocks rose. The S&P 500 was up 1.09% (29.87 points) while the Nasdaq rose 0.61% (45.46 points). The Dow was the biggest gainer of the three with an increase of 1.74% (443.86 points)....

“Left A Bit Empty” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 2/14/2019

Optimism about a potential trade deal with China proved to not be enough to counteract the negative impact of underwhelming economic data reported today. US stocks declined today, although one of the three major indices still ended the session with gains. The Nasdaq managed to rise 0.09% (6.57 poi...

“Flexibility” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 2/13/2019

US stocks were on the rise again on Thursday along with investor's appetite for risk as President Trump signaled that he's willing to remain flexible in regards to trade negotiations with China. The S&P 500 climbed 0.30% (8.30 points) while the Nasdaq rose 0.08% (5.76 points). By the time the ...

“High Hopes” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 2/12/2019

Investors' high hopes led to a jump in US stocks on Tuesday, with all three of the major indices ending the day up. As the market closed, the S&P 500 was up 1.29% (34.93 points), marking its highest closing level since the beginning of December. The Nasdaq was up 1.46% (106.71 points) while th...

It’s Time to Read “Vista’s View” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update (2-9-19) Now Available!

Vista Partners has published “Vista’s View” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 2-9-19!" Each weekly newsletter is written by Vista Partners' Managing Director, John Heerdink.   Vista's View includes an exclusive view on the stock market for the week, a "Stocks To Watch" section, featured s...

“Tapped Out…Or Not” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 2/8/2019

The market seemed to be "tapped out" of its optimism on Friday but managed to bounce back just as the trading session was ending. The S&P 500 finished out the session up 0.07% (1.83 points) while the Nasdaq managed to squeak into gains territory with an increase of 0.14% (9.85 points) for the ...

MARKET ALERT: Atossa Updates Status of Pre-menopausal, Estrogen-receptor Positive Breast Cancer Patient

Sometimes called "compassionate use," expanded access is a potential pathway for a patient with serious disease or condition, or an immediately life-threatening condition, to gain access to an investigational medical product (drug, biologic, or medical device) for treatment outside of clinical tri...

“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)...

“Red Red Red Already Said” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 2/6/2019

US stocks stayed in the red for the red for most of the day on Wednesday and finished there as well. This broke the five day streak of gains that market had seen in previous sessions. The S&P 500 dropped 0.22% (6.09 points) while the Nasdaq sank 0.36% (26.80 points). After barely breaking into...

“The Streak Continues” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 2/5/2019

As companies released generally positive earnings reports on Tuesday, US stocks rose once again - making this the fifth straight day of gains. The S&P 500 finished the session out with an increase of 0.47% (12.83 points) after just barely dipping into the red at midday. The Nasdaq had gains of...

“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...

“Jobs Galore” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 2/1/2019

US stocks slipped throughout the day on Friday before finally ending mixed. The S&P 500 and the Dow saw small gains while the Nasdaq fell into the red. The S&P 500 was up 0.08% (2.13 points) at the market's close while the Nasdaq was down 0.25% (17.87 points). The Dow pared early gains to ...

“A Solid Start” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 1/31/2019

Two of the three major US indices ended the day with gains on Thursday, bringing January to a close and marking a solid start to 2019. The S&P finished up 0.86% (23.05 points) making this the best January it has seen since 1987. The Nasdaq rose 1.37% (98.66 points). The Dow started the day in ...

It’s Time to Read “Vista’s View” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 2-2-19…Now Available!

Vista Partners has published “Vista’s View” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 2-2-19!" Each weekly newsletter is written by Vista Partners' Managing Director, John Heerdink.   Vista's View includes an exclusive view on the stock market for the week, a "Stocks To Watch" section, featured s...

“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...

“Ups and Downs” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 1/29/2019

After yesterday's losses, the US stocks were mixed on Tuesday as investors took in the quarterly results of several big name companies while waiting anxiously for news on several other fronts. The major indices were split today with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq ending the session in the red and the ...

“Global Expansion Slows” Vista Partners January 2019 Macro Economic and Investment Newsletter 1-30-19

Vista Partners ("Vista") has published January 2019's FREE Macroeconomic & Investment Monthly Newsletter, "Global Expansion Slows." Vista's monthly newsletter contains investment considerations for Banks, Biotech, Cloud Services, Energy, Fintech, Gold, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Mining, Natural...

“A Disappointing Decline” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 1/28/2019

US stocks saw a disappointing decline on Monday that was spurred by several concerning reports. The Nasdaq was down 1.11% (79.18 points) on the day, and the S&P 500 slipped 0.78% (20.91 points). The Dow finished the session out with a loss of 0.84% (209.98 points) although at one point it had ...

Breast Cancer Treatment Innovator Atossa Genetics’ CEO Issues Annual Letter to Shareholders Highlighting Strategy for 2019

Seattle-based Atossa Genetics Inc. (ATOS) a  clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics and delivery methods to treat breast cancer and other breast conditions issued the following letter from Dr. Steven C. Quay, President, and CEO, to Atossa shareholders:    ...

Women Unfazed by New Gene Test for Breast Cancer Recurrence

Contrary to many doctors' worries, women appear no more anxious due to a new gene test checking their risk for breast cancer recurrence than they were due to the older tests that checked fewer genes. Older tests that sought to determine the likelihood of breast cancer recurrence mainly looked at ...

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...

“Vista’s View” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 1-26-19…Now Available!

Vista Partners has published “Vista’s View” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 1-26-19!" Each weekly newsletter is written by Vista Partners' Managing Director, John Heerdink.   Vista's View includes an exclusive view on the stock market for the week, a "Stocks To Watch" section, featured ...

“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...

“A Little Bit of Everything” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 1/24/2019

US stocks ended mixed on Thursday as trade closed with the market seeing a little bit of everything. The S&P 500 fluctuated between gains and losses throughout the day before eventually ending up 0.14% (3.63 points). The Nasdaq, on the other hand spent the entire session in the green finishing...

“A Wild Ride” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 1/23/2019

US stocks took quite a wild ride on Wednesday as the market saw some major swings. The Nasdaq ended the day just barely above board, sneaking into the green just before the bell rang, and ending the day with gains of 0.08% (5.41 points). The S&P 500 also finished the day up 0.22% (5.82 points)...

“The Weight of the World” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 1/22/2019

After the MLK Jr. holiday, US stocks slumped on Tuesday as global concerns weighed heavily on investors' minds. The Nasdaq tumbled 1.91% (136.87 points) while the S&P 500 had fallen 1.42% (37.81 points) by the time trade ended. The Dow fell throughout the day, ending down 1.22% (301.87 points)...

“Vista’s View” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 1-19-19…Now Available!

Vista Partners has published “Vista’s View” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 1-19-19!" Each weekly newsletter is written by Vista Partners' Managing Director, John Heerdink.   Vista's View includes an exclusive view on the stock market for the week, a "Stocks To Watch" section, featured ...

“Holding Strong” – Vista Partners Daily Recap 1/18/2019

US stocks continued holding strong today, with all three major indices once again reporting gains. The S&P 500 rose 1.32% (34.75 points) by the time trade ended and the Nasdaq was up 1.03% (72.76 points). The Dow started the day with gains and rose throughout until finally ending with an incre...

“Another Day, Another Gain” – Vista Partners Daily Recap 1/17/2019

US stocks saw gains again on Thursday as stocks spiked after news that the US may be easing tariffs. The S&P 500 was up 0.76% (19.86 points) while the Nasdaq rose 0.71% (49.77 points) by the time trade ended. The Dow closed out the session up 0.67% (162.94 points), after spending some time in ...

“Exceeding Expectations” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 1/16/2018

US stocks continued their climb today that had begun yesterday, bolstered by quarterly reports from big-name financial institutions that exceeded expectations. The Nasdaq was up 0.15% (10.86 points) as the market closed on Wednesday and the S&P 500 rose 0.22% (5.80 points). The Dow saw gains o...

“And They’re Back” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 1/15/2019

Stocks were back up again on Tuesday with all three of the major indices building on early gains throughout the day. The Nasdaq was up 1.71% (117.92 points) by the time markets closed, and the S&P 500 gained 1.07% (27.96 points). The Dow had a slightly more volatile day but still ended in the ...

New Treatment Exhibiting Promising Results Against Triple Negative Breast Cancer

A recent study conducted on mice with triple negative breast cancer has shown promising results in the fight against the particularly aggressive form of the disease by using a protein called TINAGL1. Triple-negative breast cancer has been especially difficult to treat because it has several pathw...

“Vista’s View” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 1-12-19…Now Available!

Vista Partners has published “Vista’s View” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 1-12-19!" Each weekly newsletter is written by Vista Partners' Managing Director, John Heerdink.   Vista's View includes an exclusive view on the stock market for the week, a "Stocks To Watch" section, featured ...

“Snap…So Close…” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 1/11/2019

US stocks ended their earnings streak on Friday, but you can't say that they didn't try to keep it up. After opening in the red this morning, they rose throughout the day ending just shy of breaking into the green. The Nasdaq ended down 0.21% (14.59 points) while the S&P 500 dropped just 0.01%...

“Up, Down, All Around” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 1/10/2019

US stocks were up, down, and all around as they had an especially volatile Thursday. After opening the day in the red, the market flip-flopped between gains and losses before finally ending up. The S&P 500 managed to end the day with gains of 0.45% (11.68 points) while the Nasdaq rose 0.42% (2...

“Trading Up” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 1/8/2019

US stocks rallied again on Tuesday, despite some uncertainty early in the session. The rise was fueled by optimism as investors await the outcome of the current trade talks happening in Beijing between US and Chinese officials.  Despite a brief dip into the red this morning, the Nasdaq ended the ...

“Up, Up, and Away?” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 1/7/2019

Stocks  were up again on Monday with all three of the major indices ending the day with gains. The Nasdaq rose 1.26% (84.61 points) while the S&P 500 was up 0.70% (17.75 points). After a brief dip early in the session, the Dow jumped up 0.42% (98.19 points). Individual components of the Dow ...

“Vista’s View” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 1-5-18…Now Available!

Vista Partners has published “Vista’s View” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 1-5-18!" Each weekly newsletter is written by Vista Partners' Managing Director, John Heerdink.   Vista's View includes an exclusive view on the stock market for the week, a "Stocks To Watch" section, featured s...

“A Hiring Heat Wave” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 1/4/2019

After a disappointing day yesterday, the stocks surged today, ending the week on a much happier note. The S&P 500 saw a rise of 3.43% or 84.05 points thanks to advances in technology stocks. Also reaping the benefits of gains in tech shares, the Nasdaq closed today with an increase of 4.26% or...

“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....

“Starting the New Year Off Right?” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 1/2/2019

The market had a choppy first session of 2019, with stocks clawing back from early losses to end Wednesday with gains. The S&P 500 just squeaked out of the red at the end of the session with gains of 0.13% (3.18 points). The Nasdaq rose 0.46% (30.66 points), and the Dow was just barely in the ...

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