From Chris Kimble: Year to date, Micro (IWC) and Small Caps (IWM) are acting stronger than large caps.
Technical analyst Chris Kimble examines the charts of several major U.S. indexes and finds plenty of support to keep stocks afloat.
From Dana Lyons: Based on one survey, consumers’ expectations for stock market gains were never higher, or more assured, than they were in January — just prior to the stock market plunge.
From Zacks: U.S. equity markets have been on a tear since President Donald Trump’s election, owing to his pro-growth policies. However, various concerns over geopolitics and political stability in the United States bother the markets.
From BlackRock: Amid the seemingly endless noise that poses as news, Rick Rieder and Russ Brownback focus in on three of the most critical themes that investors need to consider for 2018.
Analyst/ETF Trader Paul Weisbruch of Street One Financial brings us his daily fund flows update, which today looks at major inflows nearly everywhere you turn in the equity space, including large caps, small caps, and financials.
Analyst/ETF Trader Paul Weisbruch of Street One Financial brings us his daily fund flows update, which today looks at fresh highs for both large and small caps following recent bullish options activity, and corresponding fresh lows for volatility-linked ETPs.
From Dana Lyons: Though a notable laggard of late, the Russell 2000 Small-Cap Index has shown an unprecedented level of resilience in recent weeks.
From Dana Lyons: The Russell 2000 just spent over a month within 1 percent of its 52-week high, without achieving a new high — a streak twice as long as the previous record.
We continue to see some hedgers enter the picture in IWM (iShares Russell 2000) and have been snapping up downside protective puts in December and January.
From Dana Lyons: There has only been one trading range in the history of the Russell 2000 tighter than the current one — and it immediately preceded a crash.
From Steven Vannelli, CFA: With some exceptions, smaller-cap stocks in the US tend to pay higher taxes than their larger-cap peers. As such, speculation that corporate tax rates may be cut has stoked the performance of US small caps recently.
From BlackRock: U.S. small caps have impressed recently, but they have hurdles to clear to win investors’ affections longer term. Richard Turnill explains.
From Dana Lyons: The current inexorable stock market rally has folks wondering where it will at least take a breather, if not put the brakes on.
Analyst/ETF Trader Paul Weisbruch of Street One Financial brings us his daily fund flows update, which today examines big outflows in two of the world’s largest ETFs, and some hedging taking place in small caps, which have recently roared to fresh all-time highs.