Indicators are Telling Us
Investors were legitimately spooked in March, as a few of
the most influential recession indicators were flashing SLOWDOWN.
1) The Yield Curve:
With the exception of a single instance, an inverted yield
curve has preceded each U.S.[…]
Reviewing a timeline of the Federal Reserve’s statements and
actions – and comparing them to equity market action – makes it pretty clear to
me that the Fed is the single most important factor for stocks in 2019.
Long-time readers know that for Zacks Investment Management,[…]Read More
In this week’s Steady Investor, we look at some of the
biggest news stories:
Apple made a huge pivot this week expanding into
new industries. How could this impact sales?A new study shows most Americans are not
prepared for retirement. How can you start preparing?Could this new tax law hurt multi-nationals?[…]
The broad outlook for U.S. corporate earnings is getting
weaker, seemingly by the day.
2019, total S&P 500 earnings are expected to decline -3.6% from the same
period last year, though on +4.8% higher revenues. Growth is expected to be
negative for 9 of the 16 Zacks sectors,[…]
The 10-Year Old Bull
It’s hard to
believe that 10 years have passed since the end of the “Great Recession.” But
it was on March 9, 2009, that the 2008 bear market finally ended. For the
steely-nerved investors who were invested in equities at the time,[…]
In this week’s edition of steady investor, we take a look at
this week’s top news stories and what they could mean for the market:
Why are investors flocking to Emerging Markets?The U.S deficit reached new heights. How could
this affect the economy?Since 2013,[…]
The S&P 500 spent a single day in bear
market territory on Christmas Eve, but since then the index has rewarded
investors who didn’t panic. As I write this column, the S&P 500 has
steadily rallied over +18% 1 off the bottom,[…]
Is the U.S. Economy
Showing Real Signs of Weakness?
I’ve noticed recently that many economists and ‘experts’ appear to be resetting their expectations for when the U.S. economy might enter a recession. Many now seem to believe it could happen as soon as this year,[…]Read More
What’s next for U.S relations with China? And North Korea? And
could the cyclical stocks rally be a good sign for the market? Read on to get our
answers and more in this week’s Steady Investor!
Mixed Bag of Economic and Geopolitical News: Asia – U.S.[…]
We’re only in the second month of the new year, but already we’ve seen many investors experience the tragic cost of market volatility.
According to Lipper data, investors moved a staggering $190 billion into money market funds (cash) in Q4 2018.[…]