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“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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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the futures being charged into positive territory today on the news that Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam had completely withdrawn the bill for that would allow extradition to mainland China after 3- months of highly publicized umbrella protests.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

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

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

“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...

“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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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 ...

“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...

“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...

Why Did Caterpillar’s Q2 Results Miss Expectations?

Reportedly, Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) released its Q2 earnings early on Wednesday which missed Wall Street Expectations. The Company pointed to weak China sales, higher productions and restructured costs for the less than stellar results. The company’s EPS increased by less than 1% to $2.83 in c...

“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...

“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 ...

“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...

“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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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...

“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 ...

Caterpillar Asia-Pacific Sales Dragging

Dow 30 Component Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) is the world’s chief manufacturer of diesel and natural gas engines, construction and mining equipment, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives. Caterpillar, Inc. also works to make sustainable progress possible and contributes to driving...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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 ...

“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...

“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 ...

“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...

“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...

“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...

“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...

“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...

“Another Step Down” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 5/2/2019

U.S. stocks took another step down on Thursday as they extended losses from the previous session. The Nasdaq slipped 0.16% (12.87 points) today, despite seeing gains briefly near the beginning of the session. The S&P 500 followed that same pattern, ending the day down 0.21% (6.21 points). The ...

“Mixed Messages” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 4/24/2019

The market got some mixed if not negative messages on Wednesday from earnings reports, which led equities to end the day down after the recent move higher. The Nasdaq slipped from its record high at close yesterday, and finished out the session with losses of 0.23% (18.81 points). The S&P 500 ...

Caterpillar Inc. Schedules Q1 2019 Financial Results April 24th Teleconference

Dow 30 Component Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) is the world’s chief manufacturer of diesel and natural gas engines, construction and mining equipment, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives. Caterpillar, Inc. also works to make sustainable progress possible and contributes to driving...

“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...

“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...

“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...

“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...

“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...

Dow 30 Component Caterpillar Hosting Annual Meeting of Shareholders June 12th

Dow 30 Component Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) is the world’s chief manufacturer of diesel and natural gas engines, construction and mining equipment, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives. Caterpillar, Inc. also works to make sustainable progress possible and contributes to driving...

“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...

“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...

“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...

Caterpillar Sees Multiple Executive Officer Changes

Dow 30 Component Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) is the world’s chief manufacturer of diesel and natural gas engines, construction and mining equipment, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives. Caterpillar, Inc. also works to make sustainable progress possible and contributes to driving...

“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 ...

“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...

Despite Missing Q4 Estimates, Caterpillar Sees Record Profit

Dow 30 Component Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) is the world’s chief manufacturer of diesel and natural gas engines, construction and mining equipment, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives. Caterpillar, Inc. also works to make sustainable progress possible and contributes to driving...

“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...

“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 ...

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

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

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

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

Caterpillar to Release Full-Year and 4th Quarter Results The Morning of Jan. 28th

Dow 30 Component Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) is the world’s chief manufacturer of diesel and natural gas engines, construction and mining equipment, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives. Caterpillar, Inc. also works to make sustainable progress possible and contributes to driving...

“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)...

“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 ...

“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...

“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...

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