Friday Market Updates

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Retail and consumers — what you need to know in markets on Friday

The week will close out with more news on the consumer class. In the morning, we’ll get J.C. Penney rounding out a full week of retail earnings, and at 10:00 a.m. ET we’ll also get the final reading on consumer sentiment in February from the University of Michigan…

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U.S. stock futures hit fresh highs, indicating a record run will resume this week – MarketWatch

U.S. stock futures pointed to a higher start for Wall Street when markets return from the Presidents Day holiday on Tuesday.Read Full Article

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Stocks At Record Highs; Tesla Leads, Nvidia Lags; How High Can Apple Go?

The major market indexes surged to fresh highs for a third straight session as Caterpillar and Apple boosted the Dow Jones industrial average. Tesla lifted the Nasdaq, but Nvidia weighed.Read Full Article

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Do You Know Top 5 Stock Performers on the Dow in 2016?


Top 5 Stock Performers on the Dow in 2016:

1. Goldman Sachs $GS

2. UnitedHealth $UNH

3. JPMorgan $JPM

4.Chevron $CVX

5. Caterpillar $CAT

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All NYSE markets observe U.S. holidays as listed for 2016 and 2017. See link. Note US stock markets are closed on December 26th, 2016.

Please note that although NYSE Arca Equities follows the same holiday schedule as the NYSE, on days when the NYSE closes early, NYSE Arca Equities hours may vary due to its extended trading day. Review the NYSE Arca Equities section below for more details.

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The U.S. Stock Markets Close At Record Highs Today


The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJII at 18,956.69.

The S&P 500 SPX closed at 2,198.18.

The Nasdaq Composite at 5,368.86.

At Vista Partners we believe that when it comes to investing, nothing will pay off more than educating yourself. We believe in committing to conducting the necessary research, study and analysis before making any investment decisions and then continuing to doing so on an ongoing basis as the environment and situation is ever evolving. Never stop learning!

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California-based AdTech Company The Trade Desk (TTD)’s IPO Closed Up 67.22%!


California-based ad tech company The Trade Desk, a demand-side platform that works with advertising agencies, allowing them to buy online ads using automated technologies, debuted on the Nasdaq on Wednesday at $28.75 and closed at 30.10+$12.10 (+67.22%) on its first day of trading.

The firm offered 4,666,667 shares of its Class A common stock in its IPO.

Biometric Firm NXT-ID Closes Up 69.86% Today!

Amazing day of trading for Biometirc firm NXT-ID (NasdaqCM: NXTD) realized a 69.86% today when it closed at $1.24 on trading of 10,980,000 shares of volume. Shares of NXTD previously closed at $.73. Today NXTD shares traded as low as $.83 and hit a high of $1.34.

NXT-ID, Inc. further reported reported the new smart card being developed for WorldVentures Vacation Club Members was introduced to an enthusiastic audience at their annual UNITED conference, held in Orlando, Fla. Jan. 15-17th .

On Jan. 4, WorldVentures and NXT-ID, Inc. announced a strategic alliance to develop a proprietary new wireless smart card for its Members, based on NXT-ID’s Wocket® smart wallet technology.

According to WorldVentures, “Over 22,000 Independent Representatives came together to celebrate past successes, look ahead to the next decade with innovative new technologies and travel products, and give back to the Orlando community.”

During the conference, WorldVentures introduced the DreamTrips smart card, being developed exclusively for them by NXT-ID, that will be customized with additional technologies and wireless features, such as the ability to seamlessly integrate with the WorldVentures DreamTrips App to wirelessly check in and earn loyalty points towards free DreamTrips vacations at select restaurants.

WorldVentures currently has approximately 500,000 DreamTrips Members, with as many as 80,000 new Members joining every month. The vision of WorldVentures’ executive team is to make the smart card available to every existing Member, and provide a Member kit to every new Member that includes the smart card purchased from NXT-ID.

In the presentation to Members, it was demonstrated how the new smart card, just like the Wocket card designed to replace all the cards in your wallet, the new DreamTrips card will make travel and vacationing simpler and more secure.

David Tunnell, Executive Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer for NXT-ID was invited onstage during the smart card presentation. He said, “We received an overwhelmingly enthusiastic and positive reception at the convention. It was quite an experience being in front of tens of thousands of people and witness the support for our smartcard technology.”

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China Stock Market Drops & Dow Reacts


China’s stock market dropped significantly lower as the index lost 6.9 percent in the first trading day in 2016. Trading was also halted for the day as a circuit breaker was set off. The fall in China’s market was reported to be related to a report of weak Chinese manufacturing data and negative issues continuing to present themselves in the Middle East.

The Dow is currently off over 400 points as investors react with fear.

Stay focused and seek opportunities as the fear and associated volatility continue to present itself in 2016!

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