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Stocks: Risk Management Back In Vogue

August 1st, 2014

wall-street-etfChris Ciovacco:  We noted on July 26 and again on July 29 that recent data may force the Fed to raise rates sooner than the market expects. Note the first item in the The Wall Street Journal’s list of what may have sparked Thursday’s selloff: Read more…

NYSE:DIA, NYSE:SPY, NYSE:VTI

Is The Bull Case Improving or Deteriorating?

July 31st, 2014

bearbull21-150x1501Chris Ciovacco: The Federal Reserve provided a mixed message Wednesday, but the tone remained equity friendly. Read more…

NYSE:DIA, NYSE:SPY, NYSE:TLT, NYSE:VTI

Investor Fatigue Setting In?

July 29th, 2014

wall-street-etfWe’re in the midst of earnings season, and thus far the news is largely positive. Roughly 80% of companies that report earnings beat analysts’ profit estimates, while 69% exceeded sales projections. Read more…

NYSE:DIA, NYSE:SPY, NYSE:VTI

Why To Beware Of Asset Class “Cross-Dressing”

July 29th, 2014

investThe U.S. investment-grade bond market has offered a sub-3% yield for 14 consecutive quarters, as measured by the Barclay’s Aggregate bond index. No wonder investors have lost interest in traditional higher-rated bonds. Read more…

NYSE:IWM, NYSE:VTI

What To Do When The Market Doesn’t Believe The Fed

July 24th, 2014

Federal reserveAs an investor, you may or may not pay much attention to every statement issued from the Federal Reserve, but I wanted to highlight how key points from Janet Yellen’s latest Congressional testimony don’t necessarily align with what is priced into the market. Read more…

NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT, NYSE:VTI

More Volatility Ahead?

July 22nd, 2014

technical bounceLast week, rising geopolitical tensions finally derailed the 2014 rally. Read more…

NYSE:TVIX, NYSE:TVIZ, NYSE:VXX, NYSE:VXZ

Stock Market Segments Offering Good Value

July 15th, 2014

wall-street-etfAs evident in last Thursday’s European-bank related market jitters, today’s stretched valuations and low market volatility leave stocks vulnerable to bad news, even when the news is relatively minor as was the case last week. Read more…

NYSE:VTI, NYSE:VWO

Two Portfolio Moves To Consider After Second Half’s Strong Start

July 9th, 2014

wall-street-etfLast week saw more evidence that U.S. economic growth is rebounding from the first quarter’s weather-induced contraction. Read more…

NYSE:DIA, NYSE:SPY

Minding The Gap: How Ready Are Pre-Retirees?

July 8th, 2014

retirementHow close are today’s pre-retirees to being retirement ready? While there is still work to be done, the answer is closer than we might have expected. That’s the good news from a recent analysis by BlackRock and the Employee Benefit Research Institute Read more…

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Trading Volume Continues To Collapse

July 7th, 2014

technical bounceMichael Lombardi: One of the oddest things to happen with the stock market since it has recovered is that the number of shares trading hands each day has slowly disappeared. Read more…

NYSE:DIA, NYSE:SPY

The Most Important Chart On Wall Street

July 7th, 2014

wall-street-etfChris Ciovacco: The most recent read on the U.S. economy was released before the fireworks began in the USA. Read more…

NASDAQ:QQQ, NYSE:DIA, NYSE:SPY, NYSE:VTI

The Consumption Drag: What It Means For Investors

July 2nd, 2014

wall-street-etfThe one segment of the U.S. economy that still appears to be lagging is also the biggest: household consumption. Read more…

NYSE:VTI

5 Portfolio Moves For The Second Half

July 1st, 2014

moveThough 2014 so far has seen a number of surprises, the year has played out mostly according to the 2014 outlook my colleagues and I laid out late last year. Read more…

NYSE:VTI

Did You Adjust When This Concern Was Cleared?

July 1st, 2014

bearbull21-150x1501Chris Ciovacco: Regular readers know our approach involves meticulously paying attention to known information about the markets and making allocation adjustments when conditions change. Small caps provide a recent example of how this approach can be helpful to investors and traders. Read more…

NYSE:DIA, NYSE:SPY, NYSE:VTI

2008: How To Avoid A Common Bear Market Mistake

June 30th, 2014

bearbull21-150x1501Chris Ciovacco: Stock market investors are obsessed with forecasts, but how helpful are they? The concepts of forecasting are basically the same for stocks, bonds, and commodities. The forecaster takes known information from the present day and projects Read more…

NYSE:DIA, NYSE:SPY, NYSE:VTI




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