“Vista’s View – A Weekly FREE Market Update 12-8-18″…Now Available!

Vista Partners has published “Vista’s View – A Weekly Market Update Newsletter 12-8-18!”  

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 stories that span from the Dow 30, select emerging growth companies, investing basics & exciting videos from Vista’s Coverage Universe and beyond.

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Apple Seeks Women Entrepreneurs for New Development Program

Dow 30 component Apple (AAPL) revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s more than 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to “leaving the world better than they found it.”

Apple recently announced the launch of its brand new Entrepreneur Camp. The camp is designed to create new opportunities for app-driven businesses owned or led by women. It features an intensive technology lab, specialized support, and ongoing mentoring.

Those eligible for the program, the business must be female-founded, co-founded, or led and there must be one woman on the development team along with a working app or prototype and desire to use Apple technologies in the business.

The women-focused program will begin in January 2019 and is currently accepting applications. The camp will hold quarterly sessions, each round will have 20 companies accepted and the pilot round will have 10 companies.

Upon acceptance into the program, each company will be allowed to send three representatives to Cupertino, California for a two week long, enveloping program at the Apple campus. The program will include sessions on coding, design, technology, App Store marketing, and guidance and support from an Apple Developer representative.

More information on the Entrepreneur Camp and program applications can be found at developer.apple.com/entrepreneur-camp.

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“Vista’s View – A Weekly FREE Market Update 12-1-18″…Now Available!

Vista Partners has published “Vista’s View – A Weekly Market Update Newsletter 12-1-18!”  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 stories that span from the Dow 30, select emerging growth companies, investing basics & exciting videos from Vista’s Coverage Universe and beyond.

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“Spikes & Speeches” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 11/28/2018

After the Fed’s stability report and Chairman Jerome Powell’s speech on the current state of the economy, US stocks opened higher and then spiked to end the day on Wednesday. The S&P 500 shot up 2.30% (61.61 points) and the Nasdaq rose 2.95% (208.89 points). The Dow ended the day on a strong note with gains of 2.50% (617.70 points).

All but one of the Dow’s components saw shares rise today with Verizon’s (VZ) loss of 0.97% being the lone outlier. Caterpillar (CAT) did especially well as it rose 4.95% during the session. And Apple (AAPL), which has had some recent trouble, saw a nice increase of 3.85%.

Outside the Dow, Atossa Genetics (ATOS) also had a good day as it’s stock rose 2.59%.

The Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell seems to have told investors largely what they wanted to hear today in his speech given after the Fed’s release of a report detailing the financial risks facing the United States. After a month of volatility following a speech where Powell said that achieving neutral interest rates was “a long way off,” today the chairman had a much more welcome message. He noted, “Interest rates are still low by historical standards, and they remain just below the broad range of estimates of the level that would be neutral for the economy.”

The Fed’s report also seems to have helped to ease investors worries. In it, the central bank noted that there were several financial risks facing the United States including trade tensions, a possibly messy Brexit transition, and our relationship with China. Despite these potential trouble areas, the Fed insisted that risks should still be considered mild. In his speech, Powell clarified that “overall financial stability vulnerabilities are at a moderate level…The risks of destabilizing runs are far lower than in the past. The institutions at the heart of the financial system are more resilient.”

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Stocks spike, Powell says rates ‘just below’ neutral

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Apple iPhone Parts Supplier Foxconn Plans to Face “Very Difficult and Competitive Year”

Dow 30 component Apple (AAPL) revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s more than 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to “leaving the world better than they found it.”

Foxconn, Apple’s largest iPhone assembler, plans to cut 20 billion yuan or $2.8 billion from its expenses in 2019. Foxconn currently expects to face a “very difficult and competitive year”.

While Foxconn said it was conducting a regular annual review to budget effectively for 2019, but also voiced concerns over the demand for Apple’s bellwether devices. Apple’s shares this past week were up 1.2 percent, but have fallen almost 9 percent since November 12 due to Lumentum Holdings Inc., one of Apple’s facial recognition suppliers, cut its outlook for this holiday quarter.

Apple’s investors were surprised at the beginning of the month when the forecast for the Christmas quarter reported lower-than-expected sales, which knocked parts suppliers around the world.

Analysts guess that Apple cut its orders to Taiwanese suppliers by 20-30% earlier in the month due to a weak demand for the higher-priced iPhone XR and XS Max.

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Apple supplier Foxconn seeks to cut costs in 2019: Bloomberg

The Taiwan-based producer said in a statement it was conducting a regular annual review to budget effectively for 2019, but it was also the latest to point to concerns over demand for Apple’s flagship devices. Shares in Apple, at the heart of this week’s brutal sell-off on Wall Street, were..

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“Vista’s View – A Weekly FREE Market Update 11-24-18″…Now Available!

Vista Partners has published “Vista’s View – A Weekly Market Update Newsletter 11-24-18!”  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 stories that span from the Dow 30, select emerging growth companies, investing basics & exciting videos from Vista’s Coverage Universe and beyond.

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“Clawing Back” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 11/21/2018

US stocks attempted to claw their way back up on Wednesday after suffering stark losses in this week’s previous sessions. The Nasdaq managed to gain 0.92% (63.43 points) while the S&P 500 notched an increase of 0.3% (8.04 points). Despite rallying 200 points at its high during intraday trading, the Dow ended the day with nearly no change (it was down less than 1 point).

Individually, components of the Dow were mixed today. Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) saw the greatest losses by a significant margin with a decline of 3.05%. Apple (AAPL) was down 0.11%, but declines were not nearly as steep as the previous two days. NIKE (NKE) saw the largest gains of any company in the index today with an increase of 1.76%.

Atossa Genetics (ATOS) wasn’t quite as lucky, its shares slipped 5.51% by market close.

With the recent downturn in the market, several people have the new expectation that the Fed will scratch its plan to hike rates again in December. Jan Hatzius of Goldman Sachs doesn’t see this as likely. She noted that unless other financial conditions crumble, the probability of the Fed changing course is slim.

Hatzius wrote, “We expect the Fed to hike at the December meeting despite the recent stock market decline, with a subjective probability of 90%. Subsequent moves will depend on the data, but our baseline forecast remains four more hikes in 2019 with risks that are broadly balanced.”

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S&P 500, Nasdaq close higher

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“Tanking” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 11/20/2018

US stocks tanked on Tuesday, as Monday’s sell-off continued. The S&P 500 sank 1.82% (48.84 points) while the Nasdaq fared about the same with a loss of 1.7% (119.6 points). The Dow had the worst day of the three, as it plummeted 2.21% (551.8 points).

Individual components of the Dow were down across the board, with every single stock ending the day in the red. The biggest losers were Apple (AAPL) with a loss of 4.78%, Goldman Sachs (GS) which sank 3.47%, and Walt Disney (DIS) with shares declining 3.08%.

Atossa Genetics (ATOS) shined today against a gloomy backdrop as it gained a whopping 9.48% for the day.

Our TVIX and TZA ETF leveraged bets against the broad markets and the Russell 2000 were once again up respectively 11.64% and 5.79%.

The markets losses today mean that both the Dow and the S&P 500 are in the negative for the year. The tech sector has been one of the major culprits in the declines, as each of the FANG components are down nearly 20% from their year highs.

According to Chris Zaccarelli, the chief investment officer of Independent Advisor Alliance, their are several factors working against the tech sector. “Tech continues to be caught in the crosshairs of the triple threat of rising interest rates, global growth fears, and trade tensions with China.”

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Dow, S&P 500 now down for 2018

Stock futures pointed to a sharply lower open, showing no respite after Monday’s equity rout…

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“Down, Down, Down” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 11/19/2018

US stocks were down on Monday with all three major indices seeing significant losses by the end of the session. The Nasdaq took the hardest hit, dropping 3.03% (219.4 points). The S&P 500 sank 1.67% (45.54 points), and the Dow saw a 1.56% (395.78 point) dive.

A turkey of a day for most but individually, some components of the Dow did much better than the index as a whole. Pfizer (PFE), for one, saw nice gains of 1.54% and Travelers’ (TRV) shares increased 1.36%. But several more companies were likely not as pleased with the results at the end of the day. Boeing (BA) led the declines with losses of 4.47%.

Outside the Dow, Atossa Genetics (ATOS) didn’t fare much better as it soldoff 4.92% by the time the market closed.

The sinking market was led again by tech stocks. Apple (APPL) shares sank 3.96% today after a report that they had decreased iPhone production. Facebook (FB), another of the tech giants, had an even worse day as its stock crashed 7.98% and even touched its 52-week low during trading today. It continues to combat fallout after a report about the way it managed the Cambridge Analytica ordeal.

Our TVIX ( a leveraged ETF bet against the market that we entered again at the end of trsding Friday jumped 11.23% today to close at $46.74.

Michael Wilson, with Morgan Stanley, noted on Monday that over 40% of S&P 500 stocks are down at least 20% for the year. Because of this he warned that “we are in the midst of a bear market.”

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Tech rout drags markets sharply lower

The Dow shed more than 500 points at its intraday low…

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“Seeing Red” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 11/14/2018

After beginning the session with gains on Wednesday, all three major indices were seeing red as they ended the day with losses. The S&P 500 was down 0.75% (20.36 points) as trade closed and the Nasdaq slipped 0.9% (64.48 points). The Dow dropped 0.81% (205.25 points) which was better than the 350 points it had lost at its low point during the session.

Most individual components of the Dow were down again today but some, like The Home Depot’s (HD) increase of 0.50%, managed to hold onto gains. The Travelers Companies (TRV) saw shares slide 2.97% and Apple (AAPL) had another day of losses with a decline of 2.82%. Atossa Genetics (ATOS) had a particularly rough day as it saw losses of 6.20% but after spiking during yesterday’s trading.

After the longest losing streak in its history, oil prices finally increased today. This comes after reports that OPEC might consider slashing its production by 1.4 million barrels per day in the coming year. This number is even larger than what was previously though and it would help to eliminate concerns about an excessive global supply of oil.

The decline in oil prices has had many factors. According to Jeffrey Currie, with Goldman Sachs, “What began as a cross-asset risk-off sell-off accelerated last week for oil on news of the Iranian waivers and is now being further exacerbated by systematic trading and hedging strategies.”

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Stocks fall, oil snaps losing streak

US equities fell Wednesday and domestic oil snapped its 12-day losing streak, the longest on record. With 2018 coming to a close, analysts have begun turning their attention to next year’s outlook. In November, 44% of fund managers said they think global economic growth with decelerate in the next..

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