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S&P 500 Weekly Outlook: Tensions Between Stocks & Bonds

In this week’s investing research outlook, we analyze the current trend of the S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX), key stock market indicators, and discuss emerging themes and news that we are watching closely in our investing research. Here’s a summary of our findings for the week ending June 16, 2017: Tensions Between Stocks and Bonds…

Global Property Prices and How They Correlate To Bank Stocks

In this article I’m going to look at how global property price trends influence financial sector stocks, and perhaps more interestingly – what the outlook is. The chart comes from a broader discussion on global property price trends in the latest edition of the Weekly Macro Themes report. The chart below…

Stock Market Update: Can Financials Lead The Market Higher?

S&P 500 Trading Outlook (2-3 Days):  Bullish The S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:SPY) saw little to no overnight volatility (into Friday’s trading session) as a result of the UK election. A hung parliament provided little to no reaction out of equities but merely Pound Sterling weakness. Although trading has stalled a bit, a positive…

Are Bank Stocks Losing Momentum? Watch This Pattern!

Bank stocks perked up last year, catching a tailwind from rising interest rates. The sector remains in an intermediate-term uptrend, but momentum has stalled out at an important price level. And investors should pay attention here. The chart below is of the KBW Bank Index (INDEXNASDAQ:BKX) since 2000. You can see…

Gauging The Pullback In Small Caps And Bank Stocks

Russell 2000 & Small Cap Stocks: Nothing Alarming Yet The Russell 2000 ETF (NYSEARCA:IWM) and S&P Financial Sector ETF (NYSEARCA:XLF) rallied after the U.S. election based on expectations for reduced regulations under the Trump administration. But both have lagged in recent weeks. As shown in the chart below, the recent…

Stock Market Update: Sector Rotation Accelerates

The broad markets remain at elevated levels as rotation begins to accelerate out of some recent high flyer sectors. The Financials Sector (NYSEARCA:XLF) and Healthcare Sector (NYSEARCA:XLV) have been stellar performers since about early December of last year. Financials perhaps a bit earlier coinciding with the Presidential election. Both of these…

Market Update: Yield Curve Breakout Bullish For Stocks

S&P 500 Futures: (2-3 Days)  Bullish The markets recaptured early weakness again on Thursday. And market momentum has begun to strengthen on the heels of the yield curve breakout.  Rising yields should be supportive to financial stocks near-term. Movement up above 2370 on the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) should help drive a rally back…

Corporate Credit Markets: Party Like It’s 2017!

It has been quite a while since I have written about the state of the corporate bond market. Longtime readers know that I follow the corporate credit markets very closely as the main tell of what drives equity markets. And considering the noise surrounding the markets, it probably a good…

Stock Market Update: Sell Signals Warn Of Trend Reversals

The market continues to push upwards, though with less breadth and magnitude than seen in recent days. Today, the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) is driving closer to 2350, and the Dow Jones Industrials (INDEXDJX:.DJI) 20,600. While the Media talked about indices scaling further into new highs territory (which was certainly true), though, prices…

U.S. Equity Market Update: 3 Key Technical Moves To Watch

There was minimal net change by Thursday’s close as equity markets trudge along into February, a notoriously difficult month seasonally for Equities in post-election years. On Thursday, the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) yet again attempted to move lower. But by end of day, the major index had regained all its losses…