Stocks & Bonds

3 Sectors To Watch As Bull Market Matures

The magnitude and speed of the recovery in equities from the October dip caught many of us off guard, myself included. The price action affirms the cyclical bull market. And we’re in the seasonally strong November-January period that augurs well for equities. So which sectors are on my watch list?…

Sector Performance Review: Investors Find Defense Is Best Offense

The U.S. equity markets continue to grind higher as capital finds its way into U.S. denominated assets. Although the recent V-Bottom rally off the correction lows may not be healthy over the near-term, it does symbolize global investors’ desire to get involved in the markets. But, it’s interesting to see where investors…

Market Masters: Why Emotional Intelligence Gives Investors An Edge

The amount of information available to investors today is mind-boggling. Not only is there a ridiculous number of opinions and research reports available, but the ability we have to sort through historical market data is something investors from past eras could only dream of. Computing power now allows investors to…

Is The Russell 2000 Still Targeting Higher Prices?

Since bottoming on October 15th, the Russell 2000 Index (RUT) has rallied 10.6% through Friday’s closing price. The rally has given small caps stocks new life. In my September 27 post on the Russell 2000, I highlighted some key takeaways and levels to watch. Here’s a recap: The Russell 2000 was…

Utilities 2014 Rally: What In The Utes Is Going On?

When investors think of the Utilities Sector (XLU), they typically categorize (or mentally bucket) it as a defensive sector. It comes with a solid dividend and when the market sours, it typically offers strong performance.  Now there’s plenty more going on in 2014 than this post will get at, but I…

Point And Figure Signals Confirm Market Rally

For those of you who have read a couple of my posts here, it is known that I enjoy referencing and discussing point and figure charts. Indeed my last post for See It Market was a post about the first sell signal generated in the S&P 500 (SPX) by a…

Intermarket Analysis: Why Equities May Pause In November

The sharp V-shaped bottom rally for the S&P 500 (SPX) has given bulls a renewed sense of optimism. And several stocks have not only regained their losses but have also begun new trends. As well, the bond market appears to have put in a top of sorts in late October. So all…

ECB Preview: Will Draghi Unveil Euro Area QE; or Set Off a Euro Rally?

Ahead of the ECB’s November policy decision later today, the air is rife with speculation over whether President Mario Draghi will unveil yet further accommodative measures (read: QE), particularly after the Bank of Japan’s surprise announcement they are Doubling Down (Again) on QQE last week (also see here for the critical point this…

November Stock Market Performance: In Charts

The month of November has been good to investors from a seasonal perspective. In fact, over the past 20 years November has seen the S&P 500 rise 70 percent of the time. But what I found even more interesting was that November is a bit more volatile in terms of…