Posts From Dana Lyons

Dana Lyons
Dana is a partner at J. Lyons Fund Management, Inc., a Registered Investment Advisor and founder of My401kPro.com. He is also the editor of the Lyons Share. Dana is a veteran of nearly 20 years in the investment industry as a portfolio manager, analyst and commodities trader and is an original Yahoo Finance Contributor. Dana has a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics with a major in Finance from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania where he was also an All-Ivy League football player. He lives in Chicago with his wife, Dana (seriously, same name) and 3 children. (DL: “Our oldest child is 4…did I mention I’m a manager and not a planner?”)
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Semiconductors Continue Outperformance, Leading Market Recovery

After setting its all-time high during the dotcom bubble, 18 years later — to the day — the PHLX Semiconductor Index is finally scoring a decisive new all-time high. One factor in convincing us that the correction of the past 6 weeks was not yet the beginning of a serious, longer-term…

Consumer Staples Toeing The Bull Market Trend Line

An Up-trend line has supported a popular consumer staples ETF without fail on several occasions since the 2009 low; it is under attack again at the moment. We can glean a lot about the state of the overall stock market during a correction and its reaction. One interesting observation from…

Bubble Or Not, Here’s Why FANG Stocks Are Ready To Pause

If a comparison to a dotcom foursome holds true, the rally in the vaunted FANG stocks may be coming to an end. Around Thanksgiving time in 2015, we posted what is still among our most popular charts and blogs we’ve ever published. At the time, 2 big things were going…

Equity Air Balloon? Stocks Making New Lows On The Rise

The number of stocks making new lows just saw a huge spike, especially considering the major indexes remain within arm’s length of their 52-week high. As we mentioned yesterday, the drop in stocks to begin the week has really shaken things up in the market. It’s not that the decline…

Is Goldman Sachs Stock (GS) Ready To Soar?

The Goldman Sachs stock price may be approaching the culmination (i.e., breakout?) of a decade-long cup-&-handle formation. IN this article we lay out the recent price news events, highlight them on charts, and discuss where Goldman Sachs stock (NYSE:GS) could be headed next. The last time we dedicated a post…

Household Stock Ownership At Highest Level Since 2000

The percentage households’  financial assets currently invested in stocks has jumped to levels exceeded only by the 2000 bubble. Updating one of our favorite data series from the Federal Reserve’s latest Z.1 Release, we see that in the 3rd quarter, household and nonprofit’s stock holdings jumped to 36.3% of their…

Russell 2000 Sets Record: Near Highs… But No New Highs

The Russell 2000 just spent over a month within 1 percent of its 52-week high, without achieving a new high – a streak twice as long as the previous record. If it seems as if the small-cap segment of the stock market has been running in place, you are not…

Stocks Are Making History, But Will They Follow History?

The compliment to “Sell in May and Go Away” doesn’t have a catchy jingle, but the historically best 6-month stretch of the year for stocks begins in November. Remember to Come Back In November “OK, maybe it doesn’t have the same ring to it as its counterpart “Sell in May…

What A 1987 Stock Market Crash Would Look Like Today

On the 30-year anniversary of Black Monday, we take a look at the magnitude of the stock market crash in terms of today’s market. By now, you’ve probably gotten wind of the fact that today is the 30-year anniversary of the stock market Crash of 1987, aka Black Monday. For…

Russell 2000 Index Hit Key Fibonacci Price Target

The current inexorable stock market rally has folks wondering where it will at least take a breather, if not put the breaks on. The small-cap segment of the market has been particularly relentless, with the Russell 2000 Index (INDEXRUSSELL:RUT) up 8 of the last 9 days, 15 of the last…