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2017 vs 2000: Are Equities Really In A Bubble?

Bubbles Are Characterized By Building Euphoria During investment bubbles, the gains over the years reach near-silly levels. For example, the last 17 years of the dot-com bubble featured an 1,800% rise in the NASDAQ Composite (INDEXNASDAQ:.IXIC)  – see the first chart below. With an 1,800% on the books, some investors…

Are Investors Staring A Generational Opportunity In The Eye?

We Tend To Make The Same Mistakes Over And Over If you are perplexed by the post-election strength in U.S. stocks, it may be helpful to take a giant step back. From The Wall Street Journal: Many of the financial mistakes people make are caused by a fundamental shortcoming: They can’t…

Stock Market Trading Update: The Bull Drags On…

S&P 500 Trading Outlook (2-3 Days):  Bullish Friday is expiration day and it might bring some volatility. That said the close is what counts. And until we see evidence of drawdowns holding on the close, doing some actual damage, it remains right to bet on further rising prices. 2443 on the…

Market Update: Sector Rotation Is Bullish For Stocks

The Dow Jones Industrials (INDEXDJX:.DJI) reached a record high last week but the best performance was seen in small-cap indices including the Russell 2000 Index (INDEXRUSSELL:RUT) which gained more than 1.00%. A rotation away from the 2017 market leaders into previously underperforming sectors is considered a potentially bullish development for…

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…

Face Off: Stocks vs Bonds and the Economic Outlook

There is a healthy debate between those who work in fixed-income markets and those in the equity markets about who is better at assessing markets. The skepticism of bond guys and gals seems to help them identify turning points. The optimism of equity pros lends to catching the full run…

Nasdaq Composite: Why 6200 Could Bring A Market Top

The Nasdaq Composite (INDEXNASDAQ:.IXIC) has been on fire, providing market leadership for much of the way higher off the 2009 lows. And the Nazzie’s latest move higher has been a vertical ascent.  Picking market tops is a risky game… however, knowing where a top may begin to form is important…

S&P 500 Market Outlook (May 19): Breadth Deteriorating

In this investing research note, we will analyze key stock market indicators, consider the current trend of the S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX), and discuss emerging themes that we are watching in our investing research. Here’s a summary of the highlights: Breadth Deteriorating as S&P 500 Moves Toward Support – The S&P 500 has…

S&P 500 Mid-Day Technical Trading Update – May 17

Stocks are getting hit hard today across the board, with the S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX), Dow Jones Industrials (INDEXDJX:.DJI), and Nasdaq Composite (INDEXNASDAQ:.IXIC) all down over 1 percent each at the time of this publication. Here’s a mid-day stock market update and trading outlook. S&P 500 Update & Trading Outlook…

U.S. Equities Technical Trading Update: Tech Stocks Stay Hot

The S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) failed to match the bullishness of the NASDAQ Composite  (INDEXNASDAQ:.IXIC), which has been a common theme in recent weeks.  No change in outlook (still bullish short-term, 2-3 days) given that pullback attempts have largely failed to even get down under prior day’s lows. Look for rally…