Investing Research

S&P 500 Weekend Update: 1363 Looms Large

By Andrew Nyquist Well it’s Friday and Wall Street is busy finishing up yet another wild week of “As Europe Turns.” And you know what that means: lots of whipsaws and sentiment extremes. Without a doubt, this type of action makes a week feel more like a month!  So if your…

Understanding the Basics of DeMark Setups

I receive many questions about DeMark setups as they arise from time to time in my technical charts. As I’ve stated before, I really like DeMark analysis and indicators (developed by Tom DeMark of Market Studies) but I am hardly an expert, as there are plenty of DeMark indicators that…

S&P 500 Weekend Update: An Up Close Look At the Technicals

By Andrew Nyquist As per usual, Fed week has proven to be both volatile and pesky. Monday started with a nice ramp up that overflowed happily into Tuesday. But just as investors settled in to their newfound frothy sentiment (dreaming of QE and just right porridge), the market reversed. Turnaround Tuesday…

3 Key Mistakes Investors Make and How to Avoid Them

By Jeff Voudrie One of the most difficult aspects of investing for retirees is to go against the investing tide. We have all heard that we need to buy low and sell high, but few investors are able to consistently do it. Invariably, we give in to our emotions and…

Investment Lessons For Life

By Alex Salomon Let’s face it, this column should be short, sweet, and to the point. Something like this: “The single most consistent investment advice is, “don’t ever think you have the market figured out, because it will quickly remind you that you can never completely have it figured out!” Done,…

S&P 500 Weekend Update: Market Anticipation High

By Andrew Nyquist As we head into another weekend of “As Europe Turns,” the markets are brimming with hope and optimism.  As I type, the S&P 500 is up over 1% for the week, and more importantly, up over 2.5% from Turnaround Tuesday’s low. Dancing in and around a key technical…

Market Sentiment Cycles Offer Opportunity

By Joshua Schroeder The way financial markets digest and interpret economic information is truly fascinating. For instance, when sentiment is strong, almost every data release is interpreted with an overly optimistic spin. And conversely, when market sentiment turns south, look out below because you can count on financial markets getting irrationally…

3 Keys to Finding Good Dividend Stocks

By Joshua Schroeder According to Standard & Poor’s, the dividend component was responsible for 44 % of the total return of the last 80 years of the index.  So while dividends may not be sexy to some, they play an important role in delivering portfolio returns and reducing volatility to long…

Market On the Brink

By Andrew Nyquist Market technicals are weak, jobs numbers soft, and we found out this morning that economic growth may be slowing. Yes, the feeling is in the air. And it’s rapping on the market periphery: Things are not well. The market is on the brink… of capitulation. There has been…

What If The Dollar’s Rise Doesn’t Stop Here?

By Andrew Nyquist I’ve posted quite a few annotated charts that speak to recent US Dollar strength, but this one may be the most important. Here and now is a good time for readers to start paying closer attention to the greenback. The recent “pop” higher has the Dollar on the…