Labor Strength

December 5, 2022

  Equity markets gained last week after supportive comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell that the Fed could start slowing the pace of interest rate increases. The S&P 500 was +1.2% for the week, the Dow was +0.4%, and the NASDAQ was +2.1%. The 10-year U.S. Treasury note yield decreased to 3.503% at Friday’s …

Joseph Sroka speaking at Florida RIA Summit – December 7th

December 1, 2022

  On Wednesday, December 7th, NovaPoint’s chief investment officer, Joseph Sroka, will be speaking at Portfolio Summits’ Florida RIA Summit in Tampa. Joe will join a panel of fellow investment professionals to discuss “Market Outlooks and Opportunities”. The third annual Florida RIA Summit is a one day meeting of 100+ registered investment advisors based throughout …

The Homestretch

November 28, 2022

  With 24 stock market trading days left for the year, we are in the homestretch for what has been a dismal 2022. This past week, equity markets gained during the Thanksgiving holiday shortened week. The S&P 500 was +1.6%, the Dow was +1.8%, and the NASDAQ was +0.7%. The 10-year U.S. Treasury note yield …

A Wing and a Leg

November 21, 2022

  Equity markets consolidated last week after a large advance the week prior. The S&P 500 was -0.6%, the Dow was +0.1%, and the NASDAQ was -1.1%. The 10-year U.S. Treasury note yield decreased to 3.818% at Friday’s close versus 3.893% the previous week. Following on the heels of the October Consumer Price Index (CPI) …

Animal Spirits

November 14, 2022

  Better than expected Consumer Price Index data let pent up animal spirits run wild last Thursday and Friday. Stocks advanced sharply for the week with the S&P 500 +5.9%, the Dow was +4.2%, and the NASDAQ was +8.9%. The 10-year U.S. Treasury note yield decreased to 3.893% at Thursday’s close versus 4.158% the previous …

NovaPoint Supports Veterans Service Organizations

November 11, 2022

  NovaPoint Capital would like to show our respect and appreciation for our nation’s veterans. In their honor, we are making donations to three Veterans Service Organizations: Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation, Special Operations Medical Association, and Wreaths Across America. Children of Fallen Patriots provides college scholarships and educational counseling to military children who have …

Examining Midterms

November 7, 2022

  Stocks declined last week as the Federal Reserve did not indicate it was ready to cease its interest rate increase cycle. For the week, the S&P 500 was -3.3%, the Dow was -1.4%, and the NASDAQ was -5.9%. The 10-year U.S. Treasury note yield increased to 4.158% at Friday’s close versus 4.010% the previous …

Frankenstocks

October 31, 2022

  Stocks have tried to come back from the dead, rallying for a second consecutive week and are on track to turn in a strong month for October. For the week, the S&P 500 was +4.0%, the Dow was +5.7%, and the NASDAQ was +2.1%. The 10-year U.S. Treasury note yield decreased to 4.010% at …

Storm Before the Calm

October 24, 2022

  Stocks rallied on a combination of good earnings results and hope that the Fed would soon slow the pace of interest rate increases. The S&P 500 was +4.8%, the Dow was +4.9%, and the NASDAQ was +5.8%. The 10-year U.S. Treasury note yield increased to 4.212% at Friday’s close versus 4.006% the previous week. …

Joseph Sroka speaking at Southeast Institutional Forum – October 20th

October 18, 2022

    On Thursday, October 20th, NovaPoint’s chief investment officer, Joseph Sroka, will be speaking at the Markets Group’s 9th Annual Southeast Institutional Forum in Atlanta. Joe will join a panel of fellow investment professionals to discuss “Opportunities in Equities: Navigating a Dynamic Market”. The 9th Annual Southeast Institutional Forum is the region’s leading conference …