Another week, and another week of gains for stocks. The run has been strong and in classic stair step, grinding fashion.
For the week, the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) gained 0.7%, ending the week at a new all-time closing high of 2367.34.
While the chase has been on for a while now (and the market is definitely extended), the gains have added up. And the bulls don’t have anyone to apologize to. That said, managing risk is very important. Especially in 2017.
Active investors need to guard against complacency and, although news and events can be ‘noisy’, they can also cause jolts in this day and age. Look no further than Brexit and the U.S. Presidential election. And on the horizon we have more European elections…
This week’s edition of Top Trading Links is filled with some of the best investing research, economic insights, and interviews from the week that was. Enjoy.
Barry Ritholtz interviews Howard Marks – Master In Business
Rethinking support and resistance in Indexes and ETFs – Arthur Hill
How to handle the SnapChat IPO – Investors.com
U.S. Crude Oil stockpiles at a record – Bloomberg
A look at Oil CoT Positioning – Hedgopia
Demographics and GDP – Calculated Risk
Should Stocks Be Worth More Now Than They Used To Be? – Irrelevant Investor
NEWS & RESEARCH
A conversation with Elon Musk – electrek
Frac Sand could be in short supply – Reuters
Options Trader Tony Saliba Interview – Gimme Some Options
Competition makes you better – Points and Figures
The Network Effect of Ideas and Innovation – A Wealth of Common Sense
The Top 50 Traders on Twitter – OptionsTradingIQ
Check back next weekend for another set of links to some great investing research blogs and trading ideas. Thanks for reading!
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