Tag "investor sentiment"

Market Update: Measured Rally Bullish For Stocks

Technical indicators continue to point to further gains in the stock market. The Dow Transports recently hit a new high confirming the record high by the Dow Jones Industrials (INDEXDJX:.DJI) – a Dow Theory signal. In addition, the S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) and NYSE Composite Index (INDEXNYSEGIS:NYA) are are reaching…

S&P 500 Weekly Investing Outlook: Looking For Follow Through

In this week’s investing research outlook, we analyze the technical setup and trends of the S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX), key stock market trends and 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 July 14, 2017: Patterns…

2017 Mid-Year Investing Outlook: Normalizing Under Uncertainty

2017 Investing Highlights & Market Insights: Stocks Move Higher as Noisy Calm Persists Fed Sticks to Normalization Plans Economy Could Finally Exceed Reduced Expectations Despite Focus on Narrow Leadership, Market Breadth Strong Global Rally Providing Diversification Benefits Surprises dominated the first half of 2017, and there is little reason to…

Institutional Investor Confidence Dogged By Asia

The latest State Street Investor Confidence Index [SSICI] readings show a relative ambivalence among global institutional investors. As a reminder, the index “provides an objective, quantitative measure of global risk tolerance of the world’s sophisticated investors”. As such, it brings in additional info vs the more mainstream retail and advisory investor surveys….

S&P 500 Weekly Outlook: Investors Look For New Leadership

In this week’s investing research outlook, we analyze the technical setup of the S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX), key stock market trends and 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 23, 2017: Looking for New…

S&P 500 Weekly Outlook: Evidence Of Investor Complacency

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 9, 2017: Shifts in Leadership? – The…

S&P 500 Weekly Update: Can Stocks Overcome Internal Weakness?

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: Index-Level Highs Providing More Questions Than Answers – The S&P 500…

Market Update: Foreign Stocks Heat Up; Economy Next?

The U.S. stock market indices suffered a rare bout of volatility last week with the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) and Dow Jones Industrials (INDEXDJX:.DJI) losing more than 1.0% in a single session for only the second time in 2017. The NASDAQ (INDEXNASDAQ:.IXIC) fell more than 2.00% on Wednesday, the sharpest one-day…

U.S. Markets Update: Benign CPI Data Good For Equities

The U.S. equity markets have regained some of the ground they lost last week, with the S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) and Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDEXDJX:.DJI) moving higher on Monday. The pervasive lack of volatility in the stock market, though, has not afforded the necessary footing or springboard that a meaningful correction…

Investment Strategy Outlook: Strengthening Trends Meet Seasonality

Highlights For Investors: Surge In Investment Spending Could Signal Secular Shift Earnings Rebound Not Yet Relieving Valuation Pressures Sentiment Balanced Despite Rising Optimism Seasonal Patterns Becoming More Challenging For S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) and broad indices. Fed Looking Past First-Quarter Disappointments As we move through the second quarter, global policy uncertainty…