This Simple “Bridesmaid” Strategy Beats The S&P By 4.8% Annually

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Analyst Grant Wasylik notes that stock-buyers would have been handsomely rewarded by following a simple strategy over the last 44 years.
NYSE:IVV January 18, 2017 9:26am

BlackRock’s iShares Passes Incredible $1 Trillion In ETF Assets

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iShares has long been the largest ETF issuer, controlling some 40% of all ETF assets in the U.S., but it just passed another major milestone, eclipsing a staggering $1 trillion in total assets held among its funds.
NYSE:IVV January 12, 2017 9:19am

Are Stocks In A Giant Bubble Right Now? Only Time Will Tell

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From Chris Ciovacco: Since greed and fear have remained constant throughout human history, asset bubbles are not a recent phenomenon. The Dutch tulip bulb bubble that occurred in the 1600s shared many of the same attributes of the dot-com and housing bubbles.
NYSE:IVV January 10, 2017 3:39pm

BlackRock: We Prefer Stocks Over Bonds In 2017

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From BlackRock: We see accelerating global reflation ahead, a theme central to how we suggest positioning portfolios for 2017. Richard Turnill explains, with the help of this week's chart.
NYSE:IVV January 4, 2017 10:16am

Larry Summers: Markets Ignoring Massive Trump Transition Risks

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Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers in an interview this morning said he believes the markets are failing to appreciate just how huge of a sea change the U.S. political system is undergoing.
NYSE:IVV January 3, 2017 9:41am

By Just About Any Measure, Stocks Are Very Expensive Right Now

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From Bill Hall: As we close out the year riding the wave of the Trump rally, let’s pause for a minute, take a deep breath, and put the current lofty level of the U.S. stock market in context to see what it all means for future stock returns and your portfolio.
NYSE:IVV December 30, 2016 7:53am

Confidence Survey Shows Consumers Are Bullish On Stocks

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From Eric Bush: The December Conference Board Consumer Confidence survey had some interesting results. One of the more noteworthy changes were in regards to equity price expectations.
NYSE:IVV December 29, 2016 11:49am

Stocks Are Long Overdue Major Correction

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From Bill Hall: As we close in on the heart of the holiday season, the U.S. stock market finds itself filled with happiness and joy, riding the wave of the often referred to Trump Rally. Indeed, the U.S. stock market as measured by the benchmark S&P 500 has gained approximately 5.5 percent, setting numerous records along its jolly move upward.
NYSE:IVV December 23, 2016 8:39am

Allianz Head: It Makes Sense To Take Money Off The Table Now

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From Tyler Durden: One of the world's foremost money managers has joined a growing list of heavy hitters to suggest taking some profits right now isn't such a bad thing.
NYSE:IVV December 21, 2016 11:08am

No Reason To Sell Stocks After Fed Rate Hike

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From Taki Tsaklanos: It now the time to sell stocks, as the Fed has hiked interest rates? The daily S&P 500 chart provides the answer, it suggests there is no reason to panic.
NYSE:IVV December 15, 2016 10:02am

Dow, S&P Starting To Look Frothy

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Technical analyst Dave Chojnacki recaps Monday's mixed market action, which saw the S&P and Dow beginning to look overbought, but the Nasdaq showing bullish signs.
NYSE:IVV December 13, 2016 8:33am

Don’t Count On GDP Growth To Power Stock Returns Anymore

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Trend GDP growth is a critical determinant of traditional asset class returns.  For equities, GDP growth has historically served as an upper bound to earnings growth.  For bonds, short-term interest rates can be modeled as the sum of GDP growth, time preferences (i.e. the relative preference between saving and investment), and monetary policy effects.
NYSE:IVV December 12, 2016 10:22am

S&P 500 Funds Seeing Huge Demand Ahead Of Next Week’s Fed Meeting

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With the S&P 500 trading up against its resistance level of 2213 this morning, we have to point out that SPY has reeled in a stunning $6.3 billion in recent sessions.
NYSE:IVV December 7, 2016 1:58pm

Bank of America: Bull Market Drawing To A Close

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Pointing to a relatively reliable indicator, analysts at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch on Thursday noted that the post-crisis rally in stocks might finally be nearing an end.
NYSE:IVV December 1, 2016 11:33am

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