Tag: S&P 500

Dow Drops 832 Points In One Day – Has A Correction Begun?

| October 12, 2018 | 0 Comments
Dow Drops 832 Points In One Day – Has A Correction Begun?

The stock market experienced one of the worst days of the year on Wednesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 832 points, more than 3%, the biggest lost since 8 months ago on February 8th. The S&P 500 dropped 3.3% to 2785.68. But the biggest losing major index was the Nasdaq Composite, which tumbled 4.1% […]

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4 REITs Paying Up To 5% With 136% Payout Growth

| May 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
4 REITs Paying Up To 5% With 136% Payout Growth

Today we’re going to dive into the two “cheapest” corners in the S&P 500. Because with the terrible performance these 2 sectors have put in this year, you could think both are bargains now. But the truth is, only one of these sectors is worth buying into now (I’ll name 4 specific stocks in a minute). In […]

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Five Reasons Not To Sell In May

Five Reasons Not To Sell In May

Key Takeaways “Sell in May and go away” has become cliché, but the data are tough to ignore. Market strength heading into this seasonally weak period and broad participation in the global bull market help reduce the chances of a major sell-off. Additionally, low odds of a recession, improving earnings, and historically strong gains after […]

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Our September Stock Market Update In 3 Charts

| September 9, 2015 | 0 Comments
Our September Stock Market Update In 3 Charts

A summer of low volume and lackluster trading has been replaced by a summer of fear.  It almost feels like we’re in the plot of every horror movie ever written… You know how it goes… it starts out normal with everyone enjoying their lives and going about business as usual.  But in the background, there’s […]

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Popular Inverse Equity ETFs To Own In A Correction

| August 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
Popular Inverse Equity ETFs To Own In A Correction

Stocks are taking a pounding over the last week.  We’ve discussed the issues facing stocks many times. In short, China’s economy is slowing, commodity prices are falling, earnings growth is slowing, the Fed is about to raise interest rates for the first time in a decade, and investors are scared that things are about to […]

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Did You Miss The Bull Market?

| November 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
Did You Miss The Bull Market?

Is it a good time to invest in stocks? That’s one of the questions I get asked the most. And during the last five years, it has been easy to say – Yes! But with stocks in a five year bull market and pushing to new highs again, I had begun to question whether it […]

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Contrarian Or Bandwagon?

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
Contrarian Or Bandwagon?

The bull market for US stocks hasn’t missed a beat this year. Despite a host of issues that could have derailed the rally, the large cap index has continued to make one new high after another.  It started the year at a new high of 1,850… it made a new high just shy of 1,900 […]

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ETF Fund Flows Ahead Of The Government Shutdown

| October 2, 2013 | 0 Comments
ETF Fund Flows Ahead Of The Government Shutdown

Today we’re taking a look at ETF fund flows in iShares MSCI Emerging Markets (EEM) and SPDR S&P 500 (SPY). ETF fund flows are a valuable indicator of what traders are thinking.  It takes a lot of buying or selling to drive millions or even billions of dollars into or out of individual ETFs. Fund […]

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Technical Analysis: What A Trend Change Really Means

| October 24, 2012 | 0 Comments
Technical Analysis:  What A Trend Change Really Means

The S&P 500 had a great run this summer. Over a three month period from June 4th to September 15th, the large cap index shot up 16%.  During that time, the S&P set a series of higher highs and higher lows.  And it established a strong uptrend. But what a difference a few weeks can […]

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Read This Before You Buy Another Stock

| September 26, 2012 | 0 Comments
Read This Before You Buy Another Stock

It’s been a little more than a week since Fed Chairman Bernanke revealed his plan for a third round of quantitative easing.  As expected, the S&P 500 jumped higher in the days following the announcement. However, after the initial surge, the S&P 500 has done little more than tread water.  In fact, the large cap […]

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