Top Trading Links: The Current State Of The Markets


Another productive week for market bulls is in the books. Considering the violent post-election reversal and surge higher, it was good to see the stock market digest the gains and continue to creep higher.

For the week, the S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) was up 0.8%, while the Nasdaq (INDEXNASDAQ:.IXIC) surged over 1.5%. The only laggard was the Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDEXDJX:.DJI), up just 0.1%.

Market Bears:  Momentum is slowing and some short-term divergences are forming so active investors should stay cautious over the very short-term. As well, treasury yields (and interest rates) have been shooting higher.  How high can they climb before equities begin to notice?

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Market Bulls:  The good news right now is that market breadth isn’t showing any of signs of broader weakness and the major indices are at or near all-time highs. Seasonality says higher, lower, and higher again into year-end.

Investors are still battling news & “noise”, so research and a steady process are important. Price is always the final arbiter. So tune out the noise and enjoy this week’s “Top Trading Links”.



Is the Hindenburg Omen back?LPL Research

A look at U.S. demographicsUrban Carmel

Cyber Security comes backGreg Schnell

Just how bullish is small cap strength?Pension Partners

Buybacks continue to decelerateHedgopia

The next year may be more about multiple expansion than earnings growthFundamentalis

Will we see a shift out of high yield to treasuries Andrew Thrasher



The chairman of the SEC will step down in JanuaryWashington Post

Capital Allocation Trends Outside of the U.S.Michael Mauboussin

Why smart people make bad decisions Morgan Housel

What made Charles Darwin an effective thinker Farnham Street

How to master your intuition Barking up the Wrong Tree

How exercise shapes you far beyond the gymNY Mag

Humanity and AI will be inseparableThe Verge

The wave of millennial home buyers is comingVisual Capitalist


Be sure to check back every weekend for more links to quality trading blogs and investing research.  Thanks for reading “Top Trading Links”!


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