Uncategorized, Weekly Update

Oh That Inversion? No Big Deal


Published April 5, 2019

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Markets have very quickly put behind them the whole inverted yield curve fear. It lasted all of a couple of days. The cold water was poured on that fear when Chinese manufacturing posted a surprisingly high reading, reversing months of declines. (more…)

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Falling Interest Rates Give Investors Pause


Published March 29, 2019

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After a Fall 2018 stock market slide and early 2019 rebound, investors are trying to determine what happens next. Weakening global growth along with the uncertainty around Brexit and trade tariffs have been sources of market concern. In the midst of those uncertainties, the money policy of the Federal Reserve has done a complete about-face in a handful of months, shifting from raising rates to potentially reducing them. (more…)

Weekly Update

One Less Worry


Published March 22, 2019

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Below, we reprint a nice summary of the current market from Delta Investment:

When it comes to investing your money in the stock market, it may seem like there is a lot to worry about. The big worry is that you will lose your money. This big worry is nourished and amplified by a steady stream of disturbing information broadcast in headline media. (more…)

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Markets Take a Breather


Published March 8, 2019

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After a 10-week rebound since the Christmas Eve bust, stock bulls have paused to take a break. They’ve done so right at 2800 on the S&P 500 and, coincidentally(?), just after recovering that December swoon (and hardly a penny more). In other words, the fear that gripped markets in December proved unfounded in January/February. We are now back to considering the first market drop in October that kick-started an ugly period for stocks and many calls of a new bear market. Will stocks recover the October decline as well? (more…)

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The IPO Frenzy to Come


Published February 15, 2019

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Investors often forget that markets are finite in their resources available, and investors must choose where to place their money. Sometimes the money flows into stocks, sometimes into bonds, etc. It’s simple supply and demand. We noted recently how much money was flowing INTO bonds despite a strong stock market rebound. (more…)

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Where the Market Stands Now


Published February 8, 2019

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Our FPResearch website publishes a couple of composite Broad Market Indicators. These composites include some 20 component indicators to provide a pictorial view of market health. While the short to intermediate term indicators have recovered and look strong, the substantial damage caused to the market in the October-December selloff is reflected in the more cautious long-term reading. (more…)