STTG Market Recap July 25, 2014

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Indexes gapped down and stayed down all session as weakness in Amazon.com and Visa hurt morale a bit. The S&P 500 fell 0.48% and the NASDAQ 0.50%. Late in the day Goldman Sachs released a note saying they are “neutral” on equities over three months as it sees a slide in bonds leading to a temporary selloff in stocks.

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STTG Market Recap July 24, 2014

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Thursday was a quiet session with indexes flipping around the unchanged line. The S&P 500 gained 0.05% while the NASDAQ dropped 0.04%. It was another day of very high profile companies reporting. Economic news in the housing market was not very good – new home sales declined 8.1 percent in June, the biggest drop in almost a year.

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STTG Market Recap July 23, 2014

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Indexes were up most of the session as a surge by Apple (AAPL) helped lift things; this is a massive component of the NASDAQ. The S&P 500 gained 0.18% and the NASDAQ 0.40%. It was a very busy day with a lot of blockbuster companies reporting so we’ll focus on that today.

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STTG Market Recap July 22, 2014

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It has been choppy action of late after the surge we had early in July during the holiday week. Stocks exited that week very overbought short term and since then we had a needed minor pullback followed by some geopolitical issues. All in all things are doing well in the large cap area while small caps have been a bit more troubled. So for the indexes we focus on each day things look ok. Today the S&P 500 gained 0.50% and NASDAQ 0.71%. In economic news, the consumer price index rose 0.3 percent last month after a 0.4 percent rise in May. The core measure, which does not take food and energy costs into account, increased 0.1 percent.

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STTG Market Recap July 21, 2014

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Indexes opened quite significantly down on a number of geopolitical items (Russia, Gaza) but a steady line of buyers came in throughout the session and by the end of the day losses were minimal. The S&P 500 fell 0.23% and the NASDAQ 0.17%. There was not much going on in the economic sphere; most were discussing the issues overseas and if there will be any contagion.

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