BlackRock: Why U.S. Economic Growth Likely To Continue

From BlackRock: Keeping economic cycles in context matters. BlackRock has created an interactive tool to do just that. Jean Boivin explains.
NYSE:IVV June 16, 2017 6:17am

BlackRock: Focus On Momentum, Value In Current Investing Cycle

From BlackRock: The major equity style factors—value, quality, momentum, size and minimum volatility—have behaved differently depending on the phase of the economic cycle. Kate explains which factors to focus on now.
NYSE:IVV June 15, 2017 10:20am

Big Inflows Help iShares S&P 500 ETF (IVV) Narrow The Gap With SPY

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Analyst/ETF Trader Paul Weisbruch of Street One Financial brings us his daily fund flows update, which today notices a new leader in ETF inflows, along with some options activity related to the recent surge in financials.
NYSE:IVV June 13, 2017 12:05pm

Is Ultra Low S&P 500 Volatility A Reason To Worry? (IVV)

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From Chris Ciovacco: Markets have experienced very low volatility for the first five months of 2017. What does history tell us about low volatility markets that are also posting new highs?
NYSE:IVV June 7, 2017 9:05am

BlackRock: Investor Confidence Low, Despite All-Time Stock Highs (IVV)

From BlackRock: Investing is both a pragmatic and emotional pursuit. Patrick Nolan unveils findings from our most recent survey of investor sentiment and behavior.
NYSE:IVV June 6, 2017 5:58am

BlackRock: Current Equities Rally Has Plenty Of Legs (IVV)

From BlackRock: Richard Turnill explains what’s behind our confidence in the equity rally.
NYSE:IVV May 31, 2017 6:02am

BlackRock: Don’t Give Up On Reflation Trade Just Yet (IVV)

From BlackRock: Reflation means different things to different people. Jean Boivin explains some of the reasons why reflation (as BlackRock defines it) has room to run.
NYSE:IVV May 25, 2017 7:33am

BlackRock: Forget Washington, Watch The Credit Markets (IVV)

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From BlackRock: With political uncertainty on the rise in D.C., will market volatility spike? Russ Koesterich discusses why the economy and credit markets matter more.
NYSE:IVV May 24, 2017 7:20am

BlackRock: Volatility Spikes Tend To Be Buy Signals (IVV)

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From BlackRock: Wall Street’s fear gauge, the VIX, remains below its long-term average, even after last week’s spike. Richard explains how not to interpret today’s low equity market volatility.
NYSE:IVV May 23, 2017 7:40am

Strong Fundamentals Lacking In Recent S&P 500 Rally

From Taki Tsaklanos: The stock market rally of 2017 is rather weak, says InvestingHaven’s research team. That is because stock market internals are weakening on the rally, and that is fundamentally not good.
NYSE:IVV May 21, 2017 7:24am

All Technical Evidence Says Stocks Are Going Higher From Here

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From Chris Ciovacco: Since an April 3 article, Why Odds Still Favor New Record Highs In Stocks, proved to be helpful after the S&P 500 had dropped 78 points below the March 1 high, it may be constructive to revisit the same concepts now that the S&P 500 has printed several new closing highs.
NYSE:IVV May 16, 2017 9:57am

Is The S&P 500 The Right Benchmark For Investors To Use?

From BlackRock: A benchmark is more than a yardstick for measuring a portfolio’s performance. Patrick Nolan discusses the best way to use the benchmark and two common errors to avoid.
NYSE:IVV May 15, 2017 7:08am

80% Of S&P 500 Companies Beat Q1 Earnings Estimates So Far

From BlackRock: Strong first-quarter earnings appear to be more than a one-time rebound, supporting our view of a sustained economic expansion. Richard Turnill explains, with the help of this week’s chart.
NYSE:IVV May 9, 2017 2:14pm

Should Investors Be Worried About Disappearing U.S. Stocks?

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In the last 20 years, the U.S. stock market has undergone an alarming change that too few people are aware of or talking about. Between 1996 and 2016, the number of listed companies fell by half, from 7,300 to 3,600, according to a recent report by Credit Suisse. This occurred despite the U.S. economy growing nearly 60 percent over the same period.

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