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Ryan Detrick
Ryan Detrick is a senior market strategist for LPL Financial. He is widely sought after by financial media for his expertise and commentary. Mr. Detrick has been a common guest on CNBC, Fox Business, and Bloomberg Television and has been quoted in outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, USA Today, Reuters, the Associated Press, and others. Mr. Detrick received a BA in finance from Xavier University, an MBA in finance from Miami University, and has earned his Chartered Market Technician (CMT).
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Worst Start EVER For The Stock Market: 2016 Takes The Cake

Welcome to the worst start of the year ever for the S&P 500 and Dow.  That’s right, the worst start EVER for the stock market. So what’s it mean? As we are watching CNBC run another “Markets in Crisis” special this evening, the overall opinion of most after such a weak…

Diversified Investors Faced Historically Tough Year In 2015

So just how tough has it been for diversified investors in 2015?  Think about it, stocks and bonds are flat, cash makes you nothing and commodities tanked once again. Most years being diversified is the way to go. But this year has been historically tough on diversified investors. I took…

Santa Rally Could Push S&P 500 Positive For The Year

The S&P 500 closed Monday at 2021.15 and needs to get over 2058.90 to finish green for the year. This comes out to a 1.87% gain is needed to finish green. Yes, this is just price, not total return (so no dividends). If you include dividends, the S&P 500 total…

December OpEx Weekly Returns Strong, But With A Twist

First things first, with the Fed interest rate decision out on Wednesday, this week is anything but normal. With that said, this week is also option expiration week (OpEx).  So I wanted to take some time to delve into December OpEx weekly returns and add a couple wrinkles. I’ve noted…

S&P 500 Without Back To Back Gains For A Month

The S&P 500 has officially gone over a month without back-to-back winning days. We saw the same thing earlier this year, but overall this type of action is extremely rare. And perhaps it’s indicative of Mr. Market making up his mind. Here is a chart of the S&P 500 going…

Will The US Dollar Index Top With A Fed Rate Hike?

Investors across the board are convinced that higher rates are coming. So what could this mean for the global financial markets? Conventional wisdom would say that higher interest rates will provide strength to the US Dollar Index. We’ve heard that echoed since school, in economics, and pretty much all of 2015 on the television….

Amazon (AMZN) Continues To Crush Traditional Retail

Here are a couple of good examples of how changes in demographics and consumer trends can affect markets. We’ll look at how Consumer banking and traditional retail have morphed into the electronic online age… and how the brick and mortar side of the business isn’t what it used to be….