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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Manufactured home communities are one of the fastest-growing niches in the housing industry. And these three housing REITs are capitalizing on the trend.
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...
The stock market had quieted down in recent weeks; the major indexes were establishing fairly tight ranges, a constructive sign. However, yesterday’s massive selloff in Italian bonds—triggered by political turmoil—caused a lot of unexpected moves, including big pullbacks in most stocks. It also treasury...
In the three months since my February report was published, marijuana stocks have traced out a normal consolidation pattern, cooling off from the red-hot advance that sent the entire sector to the moon in January. But over the past month, an increasing number these...