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Tough Times For Large-Cap Value Stocks

The long-run historical return premium linked to value stocks remains intact if you’re measuring performance across decades, but the strategy of favoring inexpensively priced shares has had a rough...

Small-Caps Close Slightly Up

MARKET SUMMARY U.S. markets traded in positive territory during the first half of Wednesday’s action but in a tight range ahead of the Fed minutes. The indexes gained strength heading...

Too Many Bulls Think Spitting is Forbidden

The Federal Reserve came out with the minutes of their final session with Janet Yellen. The overall health of the economy is good. The inflation target has been met. If...

Inflation Fears Weren’t the Cause for Wednesday’s Selloff. They Were Just...

For a short while on Wednesday it looked like the market might get over a major hump... but only for a short while. Once the minutes from the most...

ChartBrief 188 – DM Mfg PMIs and UST 10Y

In case you didn't get that, it's Developed Markets manufacturing PMI (Purchasing Managers Index) and US 10-Year government bond yields. That's a reference to chart 1 in today's blog...

Emotion or High Awareness?

Over the last 14 trading days, the market has carried us through much of the emotional spectrum; Complacency; Fear; Uncertainty; Optimism; and back to Uncertainty. Strong economic reporting, spurred by...

Waning Optimism Could Be a Short-Term Buy Signal for Stocks

Despite U.S. stocks enjoying their best week in years last week -- and sending up a rare stock market signal -- optimism waned for the third week in a...

The All New Market Analysis – Feb 21st, 2018

SPX Monitoring purposes; Long SPX on 2/20/18 at 2716.26. Monitoring purposes GOLD: Neutral. Long Term Trend SPX monitor purposes: Long SPX on 2/8/18 at 2581.00. The above is a 60 minute chart...

Trend Behavior: Comparing US vs. Emerging Markets Stocks

Standard finance theory tells us to select weights for stocks and other asset classes based on market value. By that standard, emerging markets deserve a relatively light touch in...
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