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Friday, December 2, 2022

Your monthly update from Kevin McCarthy on what's happening in December 2022. Covering Health, Wealth & Happiness: How you can avoid getting/spreading the Flu this season; Plan for Year-End Tax deadlines- Roth Conversions and RMD's are...

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

The most recent labor market and inflation data support a downshift in Fed rate hikes, and we now expect a 50-basis point rate rise in December. However, the risk of a severe recession still exists as the latest data shows the global...

Monday, November 28, 2022

Growing optimism that the Fed may be ready to ease future interest rate hikes sent stocks higher in a quiet trading week.The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.78%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 added 1.53%. The Nasdaq...

Monday, November 21, 2022

The stock market edged lower last week as it digested a crosscurrent of conflicting economic data and contrasting comments from Fed officials. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was flat (-0.01%), while the Standard & Poor’s 500...

Friday, November 18, 2022

The HCM-BuyLine® turned positive on a short-and-intermediate-term basis this week, which has prompted us to start taking some smaller positions and adding exposure to stocks. The long-term trend of the HCM-BuyLine® is still in a...

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Monday, November 14, 2022

A cooling inflation number ignited a powerful rally on Thursday, sending stocks to strong gains for the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 4.15%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 added 5.90%. The Nasdaq Composite index...

Friday, November 11, 2022

Your monthly update from Kevin McCarthy on what's happening in November 2022. Covering Health, Wealth & Happiness: What is No Shave November & how you can bring awareness to the cause; It's not only the season of giving but it's also...

Thursday, November 10, 2022

The market’s reaction this morning is very positive to the news that core inflation looks to be slowing down. Remember, one data point does not make a trend, and the Fed has been very clear that they...

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Vance Howard, CEO & Portfolio Manager at Howard Capital Management, joins Worldwide Exchange to discuss his expectations for the markets. Watch the full interview here. 

Monday, November 7, 2022

Hawkish comments by Fed Chair Jerome Powell, following the announcement of another 75 basis points interest rate hike last week, cast a pall over financial markets, sending yields higher and stocks lower. The Dow Jones Industrial...

Friday, November 4, 2022

The markets sold off yesterday after the Fed chair’s statements about rates and their trajectory for the rest of the year. Some were surprised with hopes of a more dovish stance. I’m not entirely sure why some investors were surprised...

Monday, October 31, 2022

Stocks overcame poor earnings results from some of America’s largest companies to post gains last week as investors cheered positive earnings surprises, easing inflation and a rebound in economic growth. The Dow Jones Industrial...

Friday, October 28, 2022

The markets are trading in a much better mood than they have in the past few months, with the price action looking a bit more positive. There is room for optimism as it looks like the markets are trying to find a base. Despite seeing...

Monday, October 24, 2022

A positive start to a new earnings season and late-week hopes for a near-term easing in Fed rate hikes lifted investors’ spirits and powered stocks to gains for the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 4.89%, while the...

Friday, October 21, 2022

The market has been trading in a sideways pattern for the last three weeks, with no real direction either way. However, the overarching trend is still clearly down, and the markets look to be ready for a re-test of the lows set in Sept...

Monday, October 17, 2022

Stocks were mixed last week amid wide intra- and inter-day price swings, as technology shares bore the brunt of the downdraft.The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.15% for the week. Meanwhile, the Standard & Poor’s 500...

Friday, October 14, 2022

The market is in a very defined downtrend, and we are holding about 70-80% cash. This morning’s CPI (Consumer Price Index) number was a disaster. Wall Street’s hopes that the Federal Reserve might be able to ease up on its battle against...

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Your monthly update from Kevin & Diana McCarthy on what's happening in October 2022. Covering Health, Wealth & Happiness: How you can prepare for Breast Cancer Awareness Month; What to do during the current market volatility, MYGA rates...

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

A powerful two-day stock rebound cemented a positive week for investors as a new trading month began.The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.99%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 added 1.51%. The Nasdaq Composite index increased 0...

Monday, October 10, 2022

The markets staged a relief rally this week, giving hope the bear market is coming to an end. Unfortunately, the HCM-BuyLine® remains negative and the trend is still down. This did little to affect even the short-term trend, so odds are...

Monday, October 3, 2022

Rising recession fears and uncertainty in the bond and currency markets sent stocks to new 2022 lows last week.The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 2.92%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 slumped 2.91%. The Nasdaq Composite...

Friday, September 30, 2022

There was a rally yesterday when the Bank of England bought 1.415 billion pounds ($1.55 billion) of British government bonds with maturities of more than 20 years; the second day of a multi-billion pound program designed to stabilize the...

Monday, September 26, 2022

Last week, Fed Chair Powell said the U.S. would not tame inflation without economic pain. This week heightened recession fears and sent stocks broadly lower.The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 4.00%, while the Standard &...

Thursday, September 22, 2022

In this week’s Wealth Watch I’m going to do a postmortem of the last 9 months and review the last 20 years of the HCM-BuyLine®, so buckle up. Like everyone else, we experienced a sharp drop in the first 19 trading days of 2022. We were...

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Howard Capital Management CEO Vance Howard and The Fitz-Gerald Group principal Keith Fitz-Gerald discuss if bullish investors have abandoned the stock market on 'The Claman Countdown.' Watch the full interview here.

Monday, September 19, 2022

A hotter-than-expected inflation report sent stocks sharply lower last week as investors faced the prospect of more aggressive interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve for perhaps a longer period. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell...

Friday, September 16, 2022

The markets sold off hard on Tuesday, with the CPI data being hot. The September CPI reflecting August 2022 inflation data came in at 8.3%, which was higher than the consensus forecast but lower than the two previous readings. A 75-bp...

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

In a holiday-shortened week of trading, stocks posted healthy gains despite more tough talk on monetary policy from Fed officials.The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 2.66%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 gained 3.65%. The...

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

The market has traded down ever since Fed Chair Powell was at the conference in Jackson Hole. The HCM-BuyLine® has weakened and we had some stops hit which further reduced our exposure to equities. While trading this market you will have...

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

The overhang of Fed Chair Powell’s Jackson Hole speech the previous week carried over into last week as investors recalibrated stock valuations amid a seemingly more assertive monetary policy stance. The Dow Jones Industrial...

Thursday, September 1, 2022

After Fed Chair Powell’s speech last week, he sent the markets into a tailspin. We are now oversold; the markets are trading in sawtooth patterns which is stocks moving higher and then pulling back as traders take part of the gains and.....

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Your monthly update from Kevin & Diana McCarthy on what's happening in September 2022.Covering Health, Wealth & Happiness: How to focus on your mind, body & spirit during Health Aging Month; Bank Note rates, and an update on the HCM...

Monday, August 29, 2022

A comprehensive sell-off on Friday following comments by Fed Chair Jerome Powell drove stocks to losses for the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled 4.22%, while the Standard & Poor's 500 dropped 4.04%. The Nasdaq Composite...

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

The market is having a technical pullback which is not to be unexpected after the rally we have seen over the last month or so. The market had its first down week after a strong rally. Macro concerns are high and there is no shortage of....

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Stocks tumbled on Friday, sending stocks to a weekly loss after an otherwise quiet August week of trading. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped -0.16%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 lost 1.21%. The Nasdaq Composite index...

Monday, August 15, 2022

An improving inflation outlook buoyed investors’ spirits last week, helping lift stocks to solid gains. The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 2.92%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 rose 3.26%. The Nasdaq Composite index...

Friday, August 12, 2022

Vance Howard, CEO of Howard Capital Management, joins Worldwide Exchange to discuss this week’s markets performance. Watch the whole interview here.

Friday, August 12, 2022

The short-term and intermediate-term trends of the market have turned up; and the long-term trend is still negative but has dramatically improved. The market is overbought and a 3-5% pullback is warranted and could take place over the ne...

Monday, August 8, 2022

Stocks turned in a mixed performance last week as investors struggled with headlines suggesting that the Fed was unlikely to soon ease up on its current monetary tightening policy.The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 0.13%, while...

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

The HCM-BuyLine® turned back up on a short-term and intermediate-term basis last week, but NOT the long-term trend, which is still negative. We started adding to existing positions as well as adding new ones, but at...

Monday, August 1, 2022

Undaunted by another Fed rate hike and news of a contracting economy, the stock market rallied last week on better-than-expected corporate earnings. The Dow Jones Industrial Average increased 2.97%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500...

Monday, August 1, 2022

Your monthly update from Kevin & Diana McCarthy on what's happening in August 2022. Covering Health, Wealth & Happiness: How you can support National Wellness Month, updates on the Fed hiking rates, and how you can find out if your...

Thursday, July 28, 2022

After having traded sideways for a few weeks, the market has now broken out of its short-term trading range and the HCM-BuyLine® has firmed up. In other words, a turn back up could be in the cards in the near future. There are some wonderfu

Monday, July 25, 2022

Stocks rallied last week as investor spirits lifted thanks to a better-than-expected start to the second-quarter earnings season.The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.95%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 added 2.55%. The...

Friday, July 22, 2022

The HCM-BuyLine® has dramatically improved over the last two weeks. Could we be seeing a bottoming process? We still do not have a buy signal, but optimism is starting to build. We are overbought on a...

Monday, July 18, 2022

A record-high inflation report, the prospects of a more aggressive Fed, and growing recession fears sent stocks lower– though losses were pared by a Friday rally. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 0.16%, while the Standard...

Friday, July 15, 2022

The inflation number yesterday was very hot up to 9.1, which is disturbing to say the least. Is inflation priced into the price of stocks and bonds? My answer is probably yes. BUT, what is not factored in yet is a recession. If we roll...

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Vance Howard of Howard Capital Management discusses how investors can try to position themselves with inflation at multi-decade highs, saying high-dividend and value stocks have held up reasonably well. Watch the full video here.

Monday, July 11, 2022

In a holiday-shortened trading week, stocks rallied despite mixed economic data and vacillating energy prices and bond yields.The Dow Jones Industrial Average increased 0.77%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 rose 1.94%. The...

Friday, July 8, 2022

Your monthly update from Kevin & Diana McCarthy on what's happening in July 2022. Covering Health, Wealth & Happiness: listen in for tips on keeping your skin healthy during UV Awareness Month, updates on the HCM Buyline® and our...

Friday, July 1, 2022

The market traded just about spot-on to last week’s Wealth Watch, with the S&P 500 rallying up to the 3,900 area before the sellers came in to drive the index back down. Some of the reason for the rally was re-balancing of portfolios by...

Monday, June 27, 2022

Prospects of cooling inflation powered a rally in stock prices last week despite growing recession concerns. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 5.39%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 climbed 6.45%. The Nasdaq Composite index...

Friday, June 24, 2022

The HCM-BuyLine® is clearly negative and we have built up a tremendous amount of cash. I have enclosed our cash holdings as of last night. The market should rally up to the 3800-3900 range on the S&P 500 before the selling...

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Stocks moved lower last week as recession fears deepened following a Fed hike in interest rates and weak economic data.The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 4.79%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 dropped 5.79%. The Nasdaq...

Thursday, June 16, 2022

The Federal Reserve did raise interest rates by .75 percent this afternoon, and this is a welcome event. This is the first time there has been any real meaningful move to slow the rise in inflation. This market is looking for leadership...

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

The markets and the news have gotten so bad that it might actually be good. Confidence has dropped to about as bad as I have seen it in over 35 years. I was taken aback by Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen’s admission “Well, look, I...

Monday, June 13, 2022

A higher-than-expected inflation report triggered a sell-off on Friday, leaving stocks in the red for the week.The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 4.58%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 dropped 5.05%. The Nasdaq Composite index...

Friday, June 10, 2022

Your monthly update from Kevin & Diana McCarthy on what's happening in June 2022. Covering Health, Wealth & Happiness: listen in for tips on keeping your mind happy & healthy, market updates, hurricane preparedness & our upcoming...

Monday, June 6, 2022

In a holiday-shortened week of volatile trading, stocks surrendered some of the previous week’s strong gains.The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.94%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 declined 1.20%. The Nasdaq Composite...

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

The S&P Index jumped 6.7% last week, the best since the week ending November 6, 2020. What’s more, the rally ended the losing streak at seven, avoiding a tie for the most consecutive weekly declines in the history....

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Stocks posted solid gains for the week, buoyed by the release of Fed meeting minutes and upbeat earnings from mid-size and discount retailers.The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 6.24%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 advanced...

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Vance Howard of Howard Capital Management says he’s writing out his shopping list and looking for areas of opportunity when the market turns positive again. Watch the whole interview here.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

The markets are deeply oversold and due for a nice trader’s rally. I would suspect a solid 10% move up, possibly up to around 4500 on the S&P 500 over the near-term. Be very careful because this could just be a....

Monday, May 23, 2022

Recession fears grew last week following weak earnings reports from major retailers, sending stocks lower. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 2.90%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 lost 3.05%. The Nasdaq Composite index...

Friday, May 20, 2022

The HCM-BuyLine® is clearly negative, and we are sitting on a lot of cash. As it stands now, we are approximately 50% in cash and being patient is key. The markets will turn, we just do not know when...

Monday, May 16, 2022

In a volatile trading week, stocks extended their losses as economic growth and inflation concerns soured investor sentiment. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 2.14%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 lost 2.41%. The Nasdaq...

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

With the Fed in focus, the markets experienced wide price swings over the course of last week, as technology companies led the market lower. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 0.24%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 declined...

Thursday, May 5, 2022

After what was a strong run-up, the HCM-BuyLine® has turned back to negative, and we have been reducing exposure to equites into any rally we have had. We are approximately at maximum cash, which is...

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Your monthly update from Kevin & Diana McCarthy on what's happening in May 2022. Covering Health, Wealth & Happiness: listen in on how to take a moment for yourself and get in the right headspace, leaving a legacy for your kids and or...

Monday, May 2, 2022

On Friday, a sharp sell-off sent major stock market indices into negative territory for the week, capping a volatile close to April. The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 2.47%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 tumbled 3.27%....

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

From the desk of Vance Howard: I have been doing this job of managing money just about my whole life and have loved nearly every minute of it. But as I get older and wiser, I do start to see things a lot more clearly. I had a...

Monday, April 25, 2022

Hawkish comments from Fed Chair Jerome Powell overshadowed many largely positive earnings results, sending stocks lower for the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 1.86%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 dropped 2.75%....

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

From the desk of Vance Howard: We have moved back from being overbought to being oversold. One of the main reasons for the selling pressure these last two weeks is that it’s tax time. We have had three years of nice gains in the...

Monday, April 18, 2022

Stocks posted losses in a holiday-shortened trading week as the first-quarter earnings season kicked off and investors digested new inflation data. The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.78%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500...

Monday, April 11, 2022

Stock prices fell last week in response to the Fed’s plan to combat inflation, which staked out a more aggressive stance than investors had anticipated. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 0.28%, while the Standard &...

Friday, April 8, 2022

The HCM-BuyLine® is positive, and we are buying on pullbacks. As you can see from the chart below, the market is in a trading range, and the pullback we are seeing now is a normal reset after the move higher last week. We feel the odds are

Monday, April 4, 2022

Stocks spent last week digesting the sharp gains of previous weeks as investors assessed a tightening yield curve, the war in Ukraine, and an uncertain outlook for economic growth and inflation. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped...

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

What's Happening in April 2022?? Find out by checking out our new video posted on our Health, Wealth, & Happiness Series on our YouTube Channel. Keeping you informed on current market updates, upcoming events and much more. If...

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

From the desk of Vance Howard: On Monday we did get a new buy signal on the HCM-BuyLine® which will pull us back into the markets. With that said, the market is way overbought so a technical pullback is a very high probability....

Monday, March 28, 2022

With growing confidence in the economy’s resilience, stocks posted another week of solid gains. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.31%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 advanced 1.79%. The Nasdaq Composite index picked...

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

From the desk of Vance Howard: The HCM-BuyLine® has firmed up substantially – still no buy signal yet but it is looking a lot better. With that said, the market is now overbought and will pull back in the next...

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

With the Fed embarking on a new course of monetary tightening amid continued fighting in Ukraine, stocks staged a powerful, broad-based rally last week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 5.49%, while the Standard & Poor’s...

Friday, March 18, 2022

Vance Howard on Bloomberg Radio- Vance Howard, CEO at Howard Capital Management, discusses the markets and investing with Carol Massar and Tim Stenovec. Listen here,

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

From the desk of Vance Howard: I have traded through about every market you can imagine. Up, down, sideways, straight down, kind of up, etc., but I have been perplexed as to why this has traded a bit different from the start of a...

Monday, March 14, 2022

Intensifying hostilities in Ukraine continued to unsettle markets, as investors grappled with the war’s impact on the global economies. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 1.99%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 dropped 2...

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

The HCM-BuyLine® is still negative and has gotten even more negative, which could result in an additional reduction in equites. We are currently about 30% cash/ T-bills. We have been getting a lot of questions about the cash balances within

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Vance Howard joins Courtney Reagan on CNBC Worldwide Exchange to discuss his market outlook amid rapidly surging oil prices. Howard Capital’s Vance Howard and RBC’s Blake Gwinn on how surging oil prices are...

Monday, March 7, 2022

Keeping it in Perspective: Current Market Update from Kevin & Diana McCarthy. Check out our YouTube Channel to follow our Health, Wealth & Happiness Vlog Series, keeping you informed of current market conditions, upcoming events and...

Monday, March 7, 2022

War in Ukraine weighed on stocks as investors assessed the economic impact of continued hostilities, expanding economic sanctions, and potentially higher inflation due to rising oil prices and new stresses on the global supply chain....

Thursday, March 3, 2022

The market is trading in a much better range than a few weeks ago, and the HCM-BuyLine® is still negative but is slowly firming up. Along with our domestic issues, international turmoil is very heavy and one must ask, was the bottom set....

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Vance Howard joins Kelly Evans on CNBC's The Exchange to discuss his outlook on the market amid ongoing stagflation and how the Fed could potentially respond. Click below to watch the full interview. We’re in a stagflation...

Monday, February 28, 2022

Investors rode a rollercoaster of emotions as rising hostilities at the Russian-Ukrainian border sent stocks sharply lower before a powerful late-week rally erased early losses. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was flat (-0.06%), while...

Friday, February 25, 2022

Eric Johnston, Cantor Fitzgerald, joins 'Closing Bell' to discuss what he would advise his clients to do ahead of Fed rate hikes.

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Russia has invaded Ukraine and the markets are selling off this morning. Oil is the only thing that is up at this time, which is to be expected. Oil is one of the biggest things that will affect us negatively because gas prices will undoubt

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

The markets have been, and are currently trading in a volatile, random price movement with any good or bad news swinging the markets all over the map. Both the S&P 500 and QQQ are hitting support. The question is, will it hold or is there..

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Stocks closed lower for the week as escalating tensions on the Russian-Ukrainian border added to existing jitters over higher inflation and a pending tightening of monetary policy. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slid 1.90%, while the...

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

The HCM-BuyLine® is still negative, and the intermediate-term trend is still down. We are sitting on a reasonable amount of cash and 1–3-month T-Bills. The market appears to be stabilizing after a very nasty selloff with the news of Russia

Monday, February 14, 2022

A hot inflation print and the growing concern of a Russian invasion of Ukraine sent stocks tumbling late in the week, leaving major indices lower for the five-trading days. The Dow Jones Industrial Average skidded 1.00%, while the Standard

Monday, February 7, 2022

Stocks managed to gain ground last week as investors turned their focus to corporate earnings. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.05%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 gained 1.55%. The Nasdaq Composite index picked up 2.38%...

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

The HCM-BuyLine® went negative last week for the first time since mid-February 2020, during the beginning of the pandemic. We are about 30-50% in cash and very short-term bonds. We were scaling out last week trying to take advantage of any

Monday, January 31, 2022

An exceptionally volatile week, marked by wide intraday price swings, whipsawed investors with stocks ending higher following a surge to the upside on the final trading day of the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.34%, while the

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

The HCM-BuyLine® has been breached and has turned negative. This is the first time since February 2020, at the being of the pandemic, that the HCM-BuyLine® has gone negative. We will be reducing exposure to equities and waiting for the mark

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Stocks extended their January retreat as worries over inflation and rising bond yields continued to exert downward pressure on prices. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slid 4.58%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 sank 5.68%. The Dow Jones In

Thursday, January 20, 2022

The HCM-BuyLine® has weakened and we are monitoring to see if a change in trend is imminent. Growth stocks, technology, semiconductors, small caps, and just about everything has dropped at a fast pace since the start of the year. A relief r

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Deteriorating investor enthusiasm for high-valuation growth companies and a mixed start to the fourth-quarter earnings season made for a volatile week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.88%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 slipped 0.3

Friday, January 14, 2022

Inflation soared 7% in 2021, the biggest increase in nearly 40 years. The Consumer Price Index, which tracks the price of a broad range of goods and services, increased 7% from the year before in December. Younger consumers have never exper

Monday, January 10, 2022

A jump in yields sparked by a more aggressive sounding Federal Reserve sent the market lower to start the new year. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.29%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 declined 1.87%. The Nasdaq Composite...

Thursday, January 6, 2022

After closing out a very nice year the markets are off to a rocky start. The first couple of weeks of a new trading year seem to always be volatile, and with very little direction. This is primarily caused by fund managers, institutions, he

Thursday, January 6, 2022

🎉 Hello 2022!! 🎉 As we begin the new year we are excited to announce the new addition to our Health, Wealth & Happiness series! Welcome to McCarthy Financial Groups, Monthly Vlog! 

Monday, January 3, 2022

Stocks closed out the year on a mostly positive note, adding to the year’s gains as concerns about the economic issues of Omicron infections receded. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.08%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 picked up 0.8

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

HO! HO! HO! The Santa Claus rally appears to have started Monday with a very strong move to the upside. Tuesday pulled back just a little bit, which should be expected with Monday’s big day to the upside. Three more trading days and we shou

Monday, December 20, 2021

Vance Howard joins Dom Chu on CNBC Worldwide Exchange to address the new COVID surge, the Fed's shift towards higher rates, and the impact on the market into the end of the year and 2022.

Monday, December 20, 2021

Stock prices retreated last week as global central banks joined the Federal Reserve in taking steps to tighten monetary policy. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1.68%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 dropped 1.94%. The Nasdaq Composite

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

The markets have pulled back the last three trading sessions and look set to base and move higher into year end. There was a buyer’s strike heading into the FOMC meeting, but we expect a “buy the news” rally. It is widely expected that the

Monday, December 13, 2021

A more benign reassessment of the possible economic risk posed by Omicron sent stocks sharply higher last week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average picked up 4.02%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 advanced 3.82%. The Nasdaq Composite index gai

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Vance Howard was recently interviewed by Douglas Yones on the NYSE to discuss his HCM Defender ETF series: HCM Defender 100 (QQH) and HCM Defender 500 (LGH).

Monday, December 6, 2021

Stocks took investors on a wild ride last week as the Omicron variant and Fed comments upended market expectations. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.91%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stumbled 1.22%. The Nasdaq Composite index dr

Friday, December 3, 2021

Vance Howard joins Liz Claman on The Claman Countdown to discuss the recent volatility in the market.

Monday, November 29, 2021

The Dow Jones Industrial Average slid 1.97%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 slumped 2.20%. The Nasdaq Composite index lost 3.52% for the week. The MSCI EAFE index, which tracks developed overseas stock markets, dropped 1.68%.

Monday, November 22, 2021

Stocks were mixed last week in choppy trading as investors battled the crosscurrents of good economic data and a troubling rise in COVID-19 infections globally. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slid 1.38%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 a

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Last week was a historic week for Howard Capital Management, Inc. as we rang the NYSE Closing Bell® and celebrated the launch of our two ETFs, QQH and LGH, and their two-year anniversary on the NYSE.

Monday, November 15, 2021

Stocks posted small declines last week as investors digested recent stock market gains and an unexpectedly high inflation read.The Dow Jones Industrial Average slid 0.63%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 retreated 0.31%. The Nasdaq Composos

Monday, November 8, 2021

A Federal Reserve announcement on tapering, a fresh batch of corporate profits, and encouraging economic data lifted stocks to another weekly gain.The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.42%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 advanced 2.00%

Thursday, November 4, 2021

The markets are melting up as they say. They are overbought at this point, but again, any pullback should be bought. The HCM-BuyLine® has moved back into a very strong position. Like I have been saying for two months, September and October

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

A fresh wave of positive corporate earnings surprises sent markets to new record highs last week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average increased 0.40%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 rose...

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Vance Howard joins Brian Sullivan on CNBC Worldwide Exchange to discuss cash build-up on the sidelines and give his outlook on the market going into the end of the year. Click below to watch the full interview.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

The HCM-BuyLine® is positive and has built back a lot of strength after the selloff in late September/early October. The S&P 500 is hitting resistance and probably needs a few trading sessions to break on through. The markets are a bit over

Monday, October 25, 2021

Stocks rallied last week on a stream of positive corporate earnings surprises. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.08%, while... [read more]

Monday, October 18, 2021

Fed Unveils Tapering Plans October 18, 2021 A strong opening to the third-quarter earnings season sparked a late week, broad-based rally that helped stocks finish the week with solid gains. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.58%,...

Thursday, October 14, 2021

From the desk of Vance Howard: September and October are historically volatile months, yet the HCM-BuyLine® remains positive. We expect the market to stabilize and move higher into year-end. When bearish bets are near records and...

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

The overhang of bumping against the federal debt ceiling was lifted last week with an agreement to extend the debt ceiling through early December, helping propel stocks to a weekly gain.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

The HCM-BuyLine® is still positive, but it has weakened, and we are monitoring it closely. The markets have sold off to the point that they are now oversold, and we expect them to be sloppy and volatile for a few more weeks.

Monday, October 4, 2021

Higher bond yields and a legislative stalemate in Washington, D.C., added up to losses for the week. Read more in our blog.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

From the desk of Vance Howard: Equity markets faltered sharply yesterday. This was the worst day for the markets in more than 6 months, even worse than the selloff from the Evergrande debacle. The markets are retesting their lows,...

Monday, September 27, 2021

Stocks prices were whipsawed last week, dragged initially lower by financial contagion worries and later lifted by a supportive Fed policy statement. Continue reading in our blog. The Dow Jones Industrial Average...

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

The HCM-BuyLine® is still positive, and the selloff this week was much needed. I know that sounds bizarre, but markets have to reset from time to time, and periods of consolidation are needed. Continue Reading more from Vance in our blog.

Monday, September 20, 2021

Stocks weakened ahead of this week’s Federal Reserve meeting and amid persistent concerns about the Delta variant’s impact on the economy. The Dow Jones...

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Vance Howard joins Brian Sullivan on CNBC Worldwide Exchange to discuss his outlook on the market and potential opportunity in small caps. Watch the full interview.

Thursday, September 16, 2021

From the desk of Vance Howard: The HCM-BuyLine® is positive, so the trend is still very much intact. The market as whole is…let’s just say tired. There is not a lot of upward momentum, and some of that is due to the...

Monday, September 13, 2021

Delta Variant Concerns Markets September 13, 2021 In a quiet week of news, stocks moved lower amid simmering concerns over the Delta variant’s effect on the progress of economic reopening. The Dow Jones Industrial Average...

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Data and Delta Scramble Stock Results September 7, 2021 Stocks were mixed last week amid conflicting economic data and continued spread of Delta variant infections. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 0.24% during the five...

Monday, September 6, 2021

VANCE HOWARD ON CNBC SQUAWK ON THE STREET SEPTEMBER 06, 2021 Vance Howard joins hosts, David Faber, Morgan Brennan, and Michael Santoli on CNBC's Squawk on the Street to discuss the state of the market after stocks closed out a strong...

Monday, August 30, 2021

The stock market powered to record levels last week amid talk of Fed tapering and a deceleration in new Delta variant cases. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.96%, while the...

Friday, August 27, 2021

From the desk of Vance Howard: The HCM-BuyLine® is positive, and as per usual, any pullback should be bought. Read more from Vance in our blog.

Monday, August 23, 2021

Will the Fed Taper in 2021? August 23, 2021 Stocks turned lower last week amid the increasing probability of a Fed tapering, mixed economic data, and growing concerns about the economic impact of the Delta variant. The Dow Jones...

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

From the desk of Vance Howard: The HCM-BuyLine® is positive, and any pullback should be bought. Covid has put some pressure on the market, along with the markets being a bit overbought. Read more from Vance in our blog.

Monday, August 16, 2021

Looking past inflation figures and Delta variant trends, stocks last week found a way to climb higher and set fresh record highs in the process. Read more on the McCarthy Financial Group Blog.

Friday, August 13, 2021

VANCE HOWARD ON CNBC WORLDWIDE EXCHANGE AUGUST 13, 2021 Vance Howard joins Brian Sullivan on CNBC Worldwide Exchange to discuss his outlook on the market and which sectors to watch right now. Click below to watch the full interview....

Thursday, August 12, 2021

The markets are trading as expected; a bit overbought but nothing too concerning. Read more from Vance Howard in our blog.

Monday, August 9, 2021

Overcoming jitters about the Delta variant and the reintroduction of mask requirements, stocks climbed higher on strong employment data and a fresh batch of strong corporate earnings. Read more on the McCarthy Financial Group Blog.

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Semiconductors Scorching As Suppliers Work To Meet Demand: The Semiconductor sector is doing about what we predicted and has now had a solid breakout. Read more from Vance in our blog!

Monday, August 2, 2021

The stock market posted small losses last week despite a very strong showing by corporate America. There were plenty of excuses for stocks to retreat last week. Read more on the McCarthy Financial Group Blog.

Thursday, July 29, 2021

The markets are trading pretty much as we anticipated. The HCM-BuyLine® is positive and is still very strong, so any pullback should be bought. Check out our Blog to read moe from Vance.

Monday, July 26, 2021

What You Need To Know This Week: Overcoming a COVID-related economic growth scare, stocks moved higher amid a week of strong corporate earnings reports. Read more on our Blog.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Bond yields were falling on Monday’s equity selloff, with the selloff helping to push a flight to the relative safety of bonds. Read more from Vance in the McCarthy Financial Group blog!

Monday, July 19, 2021

Despite a good start to earnings season and some solid economic data, worries of slower second-half economic growth led to a pullback in stock prices last week. Stocks weakened amid an active week of news, including two important inflation

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

The market is overbought, and a correction is warranted. But again, as long as the HCM-BuyLine® is positive, which it clearly is, any pullback should be bought. Read more from Vance by visiting the McCarthy Financial Group Blog!

Monday, July 12, 2021

Stocks managed small gains as investors wrestled with concerns over economic growth prospects and a rise in COVID-19 infections. In a truncated week of trading, stock market action was turbulent and indecisive. Read more in our blog.

Thursday, July 8, 2021

The market is pulling back, but my take is that it is no more than a technical pullback that should be shallow and should be bought into. Amazon broke out from a nine-month base and should be moving higher, an

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Strong Employment Reports July 6, 2021 Strong employment reports and rising consumer confidence sent the stock market broadly higher last week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.02%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 picked...

Thursday, July 1, 2021

From the desk of Vance Howard: The HCM-BuyLine® is positive, but we are a bit overbought and a pullback is warranted. If we do get some selling, this could be another buying opportunity. Technology has really picked up recently,...

Monday, June 28, 2021

Stocks Reach All-Time Highs June 28, 2021 Stocks reached new all-time highs last week as markets staged a strong rebound from the previous week’s declines. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 3.44%, while the Standard &...

Thursday, June 24, 2021

From the desk of Vance Howard: One of the riskiest things anyone can do is not take risk...You have to take a risk in every aspect of your life if you are to have any success at all. I had an advisor state to me the other day...

Monday, June 21, 2021

Fed Signals Interest Rate Hikes June 21, 2021 New messaging from the Federal Reserve on interest rates and inflation last week led to a broad retreat in stock prices. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 3.45% while the Standard &...

Thursday, June 17, 2021

From the desk of Vance Howard: The Fed meeting yesterday shed a bit of light on the current monetary situation with inflation rising. We are somewhat concerned that inflation and inflation expectations are running above the Fed’s...

Monday, June 14, 2021

Stocks Stay Cool, Inflation Heats Up June 14, 2021 Stocks ended the week mixed as investors appeared to shrug off a hotter-than-expected inflation report. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 0.80%, while the Standard &...

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

RECORD JOB OPENINGS, VERY FEW HIRES JUNE 09, 2021 Biotechnology is starting to break out, and a few weeks back we started taking a position in our Ultra portfolio along with one of our mutual funds. This trade has more room to run. The...

Monday, June 7, 2021

Labor Numbers Positive June 7, 2021 A strong, but not too strong, employment report sparked a rally on the final day of trading, propelling stocks to a modest gain for the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed by 0.66%, while...

Friday, June 4, 2021

DEMAND FOR TRAVEL/ENTERTAINMENT AS THE ECONOMY REOPENS AND ADP NUMBERS SURPRISE JUNE 04, 2021 The S&P 500 has been basing for a few weeks and looks poised to break out now that the economy is reopening and should be fully open by June....

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Upbeat Feelings Boost Market June 1, 2021 Optimism over the economic reopening and renewed enthusiasm for technology and other high-growth companies powered the stock market higher last week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0...

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