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Stocks and bonds both pushing higher


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Published July 19, 2019

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Below is a survey of markets through a series of charts with the idea being a quick scan to highlight the recent new highs, and how close other market indexes are to joining in those highs.  The run higher in stocks has been largely propelled by optimism over a new round of Federal Reserve interest rate cuts, with investors preferring to take an optimistic view that the cuts in rates will avert a possible recession.

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Broad Stock Indexes Are Not yet Strong Enough to Push Higher


Published March 16, 2018

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Last week we highlighted some of the sectors that were showing unusual strength in the market. We have pointed out how our favored Nasdaq 100 index (QQQ) has been leading the market. This week we will look at some of the other broad market indexes to give you a sense that this is still a market, broadly, that is digesting its low-volatility 2017 gains. (more…)

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Small Ball


Published September 29, 2017

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After spending much of the year lagging well behind their large-cap brethren, small caps stocks have caught fire! They are being spurred on by a shift in favored market sectors toward financial and energy companies as well as the announcement (finally!) of a tax cut plan by the Trump Administration. (more…)

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All’s Well in the World


Published September 1, 2017

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We have written a few times this summer about the global force behind the stock market’s unceasing rally so far in 2017. August proved once again how resilient this rally is, with stocks dropping back a bit only to be relaunched to new highs by the end of the month. (more…)

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Market on the Edge?


Published August 18, 2017

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Stocks took a potentially nasty turn this week. Whether that turn leads into a sharper decline will be the question facing investors in the month of September – historically known for providing its share of upset. (more…)