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The major stock market indexes tacked on more losses last week, even though markets were only open for three-and-a-half days and trading was relatively light. The Nasdaq closed the week 4.3% lower, the Dow was down 4.4%, and the S&P 500 lost But...
Over the Falls
During the past few weeks, we’ve seen huge up days, crushing down days, dramatic reversals (like today’s), big earnings gaps (up and down) and a slew of big-font headlines ranging from U.S.-China trade rumors, views from Fed members concerning rate hikes, resignations...
Positive Action, but Need to See More
After a hellacious October that saw many indexes, sectors and stocks crash over a three-week period, the past week and half has been a welcome relief. With today’s solid post-election rally, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq have about...
Ready For Whatever Comes Next
The stock market is trying to pull itself together as October ends. Following Friday’s massive selloff, bargain hunters attempted to take control Monday, but selling pressures overwhelmed the rally and all three major indexes closed lower once again. Yesterday’s had...
Trends are Down Until Proven Otherwise
When volatility picks up in the market, often after a sharp decline, investors are bombarded with predictions, many of them dramatically bullish (this is the buying opportunity of the century!) or bearish (another global financial crisis has begun!), in...
September was definitely a month of yellow flags—we saw lots of rotation out of growth stocks, two severe bouts of selling in leaders, and lots of sloppy, volatile action, which often signifies distribution after a long run. As we wrote in our last there...
Canada's stock market has lagged behind the U.S. and emerging markets, but these three Canadian blue-chip stocks are bucking that trend.
A Change in Leadership
Despite occasional hiccups, the stock market’s main trend is up. However, the advance has changed character a bit. We’re seeing investors rotate out of the growth stocks that had, until recently, led the market higher, and into more undervalued or names...
Sellers Look Worn Out
From mid June through mid August, the market was choppy, narrow, news-driven and rotational—not a great environment for making money, and in fact, we got knocked out of a few stocks as they cracked support, often following earnings reports. And two-month...
At New All-Time Highs
The market is strong: the S&P 500 and Nasdaq are at all-time highs, and most stocks and sectors are participating.
The strength of the market made the selection of this month’s new addition challenging. The strong stocks on my watchlist have higher...
Growth Stocks Hit, Bull Market Fine
For most stocks, 2018 has been a slog, with financials, industrials, consumer staples, transports and other areas doing much more chopping than trending. Growth stocks, though, have been winners—growth-oriented indexes like the Nasdaq and S&P 600 SmallCap have very...
Earnings Season Begins
Earnings season has begun. As usual, that means we’ll see larger-than-usual moves in stocks, many of which will turn out to be short term. Don’t overreact, stick to your plan, and be patient—do this and you’ll be fine.
Big picture, the stock is...
Not Perfect, But Pretty Good
Just about every morning when we check the financial media’s scuttlebutt, about 80% of the news is negative. Many of these are fundamental—the trade war, the Fed’s rate hike path and unwinding of its balance sheet—though some concern the itself,...
Proceed With Caution
The stock market stumbled this week, and investors have turned more conservative, creating a number of ripples in the market. We’ve been discussing the divergences between growth stocks, conservative stocks and various sectors here for some time, and last week earnings were...
Growth Stock Bonanza
Not much has changed over the past two weeks when it comes to the overall market. The intermediate- and longer-term trends are still pointed up, with growth-oriented indexes like the Nasdaq and S&P 600 SmallCap leading the way. On the other many...