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Inside The New Bull Market In Index Strategies

Summary:  Investors are clearly shifting away from actively managed funds to those based on index strategies. Only time will tell, but this has the look of a durable, secular change in investment management. That said, much of the perceived threat to market stability of indexing is overblown. Overall, the stock…

S&P 500 Update: Nagging Concerns, But New Highs Likely

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook (2-3 Days):  BULLISH Now that S&P 500 has eclipsed 2396, we have filled the gap while many sectors are on the verge of breakouts, including the Industrials (NYSEARCA:XLI). Over 2404 will drive the S&P 500 futures to 2425-35. And given the pattern since early March, its…

S&P 500 In Stare-Down With Defensive Stocks Like Consumer Staples

Short-Term Outlook Remains A Mixed Bag While the primary trend still strongly favors the bulls, the bears have made some progress on the momentum and vulnerability fronts. The chart below shows the performance of the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY) relative to defensive-oriented SPDR Consumer Staples Sector ETF (NYSEARCA:XLP). From…

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. Macro Market Outlook: Clouds On The Horizon

On March 10, 2017, 720Global introduced the Trump Range Chart. Developed to see several different markets on one page, this unique chart provides a composite perspective of many instruments at once. Given the large post-election market gyrations across many asset classes, our concern was, and still remains, that those moves…

What Major Stock Market Tops Look Like

Stock Market: Markets Don’t Peak Quietly   Over the past few weeks in my newsletter, “On The Mark,” I discussed some things that generally occur at major stock market tops. Here is a brief synopsis. Major stock market tops are generally accompanied by lengthy divergences with respect to market internals and longer-term…

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…

Market Update: Stocks Rally But Not Out Of The Woods Yet

Market Trading Update – Friday, May 19 We’re seeing another day of bouncing in the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) and other broad equity indices. Elsewhere, European stocks are also rallying while Asia is largely mixed. The U.S. Dollar Index (CURRENCY:USD) is getting hit hard yet again vs both the Pound Sterling and…

Global Markets Update: Investors Eye Chinese Economic Concerns

The past month has been chalk full of corporate earnings announcements in the U.S., and more political drama. Earnings were largely positive, but with the stock market at historically high levels, apparently something bigger than earnings growth is needed for the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) to break out above the 2400 level….