“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.

Vista Covers all Dow 30 components, International Companies, Select Emerging Growth Companies & more on the website daily.

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“Spinners” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 12/6/2018

We were hit with a rough morning of trading that seemed to be a reaction to the overnight arresting of the Chinese Company’s (Huawei) CFO Meng Wanzhou by Canadian authorities (also facing extradition to the US), which in turn lit fears around the trade wars and sent the markets crashing. However, some news from the Fed today helped to buoy the markets into the close.

At the end of the day, the S&P 500 dropped .15% as of market close, as the energy sector lead declines. The Dow was down only .32% after sliding quickly as many as 784.85 points earlier in the day. The Nasdaq jumped .42%, or 29.83 points as it moved into to positive territory at the close. All in it was another day of yo-yo that surely kept is all spinning.

Components of the Dow were also mixed, with Boeing (BA) leading the losers with a drop of 3.09%. JP Morgan (JPM) also had a rough day with losses of 1.90%. On the other side of the spectrum, Cisco (CSCO) ended the day up 2.20%.

Outside the Dow, Atossa Genetics (ATOS) was down 2.99% as the session closed.

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Stocks pare losses, Nasdaq closes in the green

Stocks pared losses after enduring a rollercoaster session ignited after the arrest of a Chinese telecommunications company executive muddled prospects of a U.S.-China trade resolution…

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“Free Falling” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 12/4/2018

After a strong showing yesterday, the market was in a free fall on Tuesday as stocks went crashing. The S&P 500 shed 3.24% during today’s session while the Nasdaq plummeted 3.80%. The Dow plunged 3.10% as the market closed.

Individual components of the Dow were down across the board, with every single company ending the day in the red. Caterpillar (CAT) led declines with a loss of 6.93%. Other companies seeing heavy losses include Boeing (BA), with a drop of 4.85%, and Intel (INTC), which sank 4.75%.

Outside the Dow, Atossa Genetics (ATOS) didn’t fare much better. It dropped 2.90% during today’s session after impressive gains yesterday.

On the other side of the coin a bet, trade on investment in the VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX ST ETN (TVIX), a “bet against the broad markets,” paid off handsomely today as it closed at $44.47 up +25.13% on the day! Thank you triggered algorythmic trades!

Two major factors are being blamed for today’s sudden downturn. The first was yesterday’s inversion of the 3-year and 5-year notes, a warning sign pointing to a possible recession. This was the first inversion since 2007 and served to spook already wary investors.

The second factor was the contradictions from the White House on the exact nature of the trade deal with China that President Trump had touted this weekend. These differing reports led many to believe that the deal may not be as solid as the president had made it seem. Basically fear crept back into the markets prior to tomorrow’s closure of the markets in honor of George H. W. Bush.

Jim Tierney, with Alliance Bernstein sees a very bleak future as quite possible if Trump isn’t able to assure investor’s that the trade tensions are under control. “If we have a trade problem, I think that risks bringing a number of developing economies to the brink of recession. It also puts a huge tax of U.S. consumers, and the combination of those two means a pretty meaningful global slowdown, which would indicate that right now the yield curve is correct in terms of where we’re going,” Tierney noted.

One might also point to the selloff being due in part to the unsettling nature of a Wednesday market closing with all outstanding aforementioned issues directly related to the US unresolved and the worldwide issue of the Brexit situation. The fear surrounding the market was too much for many to handle…understandably so.

Tomorrow will provide a break from today’s turmoil as the market is closing in honor of deceased President George H.W. Bush’s funeral. Rest in peace President Bush.

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Stocks nosedive, Dow sheds nearly 800 points

Stocks tanked Tuesday as a slew of concerns over trade tensions and an inversion in part of the U.S. yield curve spooked investors…

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In Honor of President George H.W. Bush, Markets to Be Closed Wednesday, Dec. 5th

Several US markets will be closed on Wednesday, December, 5th 2019 as the country observes a national day of mourning in honor of former President George H.W. Bush who died on Friday.

The CME Group’s equities markets, Nasdaq’s US equities and options markets, and the NYSE will all close on Wednesday in addition to having a moment of silence for the deceased president on Monday.

This marks the first time in just over a decade that US financial markets have closed to honor the death of a president, with the last instance coming in 2007 after the death of President Gerald Ford.

The funeral for President Bush, the 41st president, will be on Wednesday and President Trump has declared it a National Day of Mourning. According to Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House Press Secretary, “He and the First Lady will attend the funeral at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.”

George Herbert Walker Bush was born on June 12, 1924, in Milton, MA & recently past away on November 30, 2018, in Houston, TX. President Bush was an American politician who served as the 41st President of the United States from 1989 to 1993. Prior to assuming the presidency, Bush served as the 43rd Vice President of the United States from 1981 to 1989.

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U.S. Financial Markets to Shut Wednesday to Honor Bush

The New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq Inc.’s U.S. equities and options markets and CME Group Inc.’s U.S.-based equity markets will shut, the companies said. The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association has also recommended that fixed-income cash markets close on Wednesday, according to a..

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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.

Vista Covers all Dow 30 components, International Companies, Select Emerging Growth Companies & more on the website daily.

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“Close, But No Cigar” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 11/29/2018

US stocks had a choppy day of trading on Thursday with all three major indices nearly ending with gains but winding up just barely in the red instead. The S&P 500 slipped 0.22% (5.99 points) and the Nasdaq fell 0.25% (18.51 points). The Dow was just under for the day with a loss of 0.11% (27.59 points).

Individual components of the Dow were all over the board today with some seeing substantial gains and others facing losses. Boeing (BA) did well as it rose 2.72% and Pfizer (PFE) also ended the session up with an increase of 1.36%. On the flip side, Intel (INTC) saw shares slide 2.37%.

Atossa Genetics (ATOS) saw a loss of 3.36% for the day after significant increases during Wednesday’s session.

The Markets are facing many significant risks that have increased the volatility and could add to a downward moving market.  A few of the market disrupters include:  rising interest rates, unsettled white house affairs with China that involves wider or at least increased tariffs on China heading into the G20 summit &  the fact that oil prices continue to plummet after hitting a 4-yr high north of $76 to today’s range of $49.47 – $52.20 while closing at $51.26.

Some ominous news also came from the housing market today as it was reported that pending home sales had dropped 2.6% from September to October coming in at the lowest level in 4 years. The West was the hardest hit region with sales falling a whopping 8.9%.

According to Stephen Stanley, an economist at Amherst Pierpont Securities, “By all accounts, we are seeing a buyers’ strike this year, as prospective home buyers have tired of surging home prices, frenzied bidding on scarce homes for sale and most recently rising mortgage rates.”

 

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Stocks snap three-days winning streak, trade talks loom

Stocks fell Thursday ahead of a highly anticipated meeting between President Donald Trump and China’s President Xi Jinping at the G20 summit in Argentina…

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“Ups and Downs” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 11/27/2018

The market saw plenty of ups and downs during trading on Tuesday before all three of the major indexes ended the day just barely up from open. The Nasdaq edged up just 0.01% (0.85 points) and the S&P 500 gained 0.33% (8.75 points). The Dow rose 0.44% (108.49 points).

Individual components of the Dow were mixed today with some winners and some big losers. On the losing side, United Technologies Corporation (UTX) saw shares slip 4.14% by the market’s close after announcing a breakup plan. Under the plan, UTX will create an aerospace company consisting of Collins Aerospace Systems & Pratt & Whitney and Carrier. On the other hand, Verizon (VZ) did well with gains of 2.50%, and Walgreens (WBA) rose 2.23% to end the session.

Atossa Genetics (ATOS) had a down day with shares dropping 3.33%.

The bumpy market today was due in part to investors reactions to a pair of news stories. The first was released by the Wall Street Journal last night. In it, President Donald Trump stated that it is very possible that he will increase the current 10% tariff on Chinese imports to 25% and that if a fair deal is not reached with Chinese President Xi Jinping, he may impose tariffs on the remaining Chinese goods that have been so far unaffected.

The other story came from remarks made by the Fed’s Vice Chairman Richard Clarida. He seemed optimistic about the economy in his remarks and noted that the Fed should be gradual in their interest rate hikes. He also noted that interest rates are “much closer” to neutral compared to 2015. “How close is a matter of judgment, and there is a range of views on the FOMC.” In remarks from two weeks ago, Clarida stated that he believed a neutral rate would be between 2.5% to 3.5% in comparison to the current level between 2.0% and 2.25%.

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Stocks close higher

Stocks ticked up Tuesday as traders digested recent trade comments from President Donald Trump and remarks from a Federal Reserve official pointing toward future gradual interest rate hikes…

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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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Walmart Reports Q3 Earnings & Results

Wal-mart Stores, Inc. (WMT)  is a worldwide retailer that operates in various formats.  The three segments of the company include Wal-mart U.S., Wal-mart International, and Sam’s Club.  The company is comprised of discount stores, supermarkets, supercenters, hypermarkets, warehouse clubs, cash and carry stores, home improvement stores, specialty electronics stores, apparel stores, drug stores, convenience stores, and membership-only warehouse clubs; and retail Websites.

Walmart recently reported its quarter three earnings of $1.08 per share, beating the estimates that called for $1.059 per share. Total revenue for the company increasing 1.4% to $124.9 billion. Comparable sales increased 3.4% during the period.

Walmart U.S. continues its omnichannel progress with grocery pickup now available in 2,100 of its locations, and delivery available in almost 600 locations.

We have momentum in the business as we execute our plan and benefit from a favorable economic environment in the U.S. We’re accelerating innovation and utilizing technology to shape the future of retail. We’re making shopping at Walmart faster and easier. Our associates are equipped with the tools to serve customers better than ever before, and they’re doing a great job. With the holidays approaching, customers can count on Walmart to save them money, and we’ll also provide busy families with another important gift- time back in their day.” – Doug McMillon, President and CEO

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Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

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Walmart U.S. Q3 comp sales(1) grew 3.4% and Walmart U.S. eCommerce sales grew 43%, Q3 GAAP EPS of $0.58

Total revenue was $124.9 billion, an increase of $1.7 billion, or 1.4%. Excluding currency2, total revenue was $126.1 billion, an increase of $2.9 billion, or 2.4%.Walmart U.S. comp sales1 increased…..

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