Market Commentary

The Next Bear Market Will Come Without Warning

March 9th marked the nine-year anniversary of this bull market, which now stands as the second longest bull market in history (the 1990 – 2000 bull market is the longest) according to Strategas Research. Using history as a guide, we know that bull markets do not last forever. Stocks are likely destined to decline materially when […]

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Time to Focus on Economic Indicators

March 17th, 2018
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From Larry Kudlow stepping in as the Director of the National Economic Council to Trump accepting an invitation to meet with Kim Jong-un, this week as been packed with eye-popping headlines. Get the details to these stories and more in this latest edition of Steady Investor’s Week. Deconstructing Dodd-Frank – in the wake of the 2008 […]

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4 Best Practices for Investors

March 14th, 2018
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Paul R. from Evansville, IN asks: Hi Mitch, I’m recently retired and am taking a greater interest in investing. Don’t worry – I don’t plan on becoming a day trader or anything. I’m just wondering what you might consider some best practices for monitoring trends/news and managing my portfolio? Mitch’s Response: Thanks for writing, Paul. […]

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The 3 Most Important Stock Market Indicators

A more appropriate title for this week’s column might be, “The 3 Most Important Stock Market Indicators That Few People Talk About.” If you are a regular reader of my column or are a Zacks Investment Management client, you know that corporate earnings are the single most influential indicator we use to make investment decisions. […]

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More Curveballs Thrown at Investors

March 10th, 2018
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Could we see an unhinged move towards protectionist policies with Gary Cohn exiting the White House? And what is the possibility of a full-on trade war. Read on to get our insights on these stories and more. Is the World Headed for a Trade War? – Tariffs, tariffs, tariffs. The impending 25% tariff on steel […]

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KISS Investment Approach

With the S&P 500 regaining some lost ground from the early February correction, media attention seems to be finally shifting – albeit slowly – back to positive news, specifically earnings season. As our regular readers know, Zacks Investment Management never left the earnings discussion. We have maintained unwavering focus on earnings even at the height […]

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How Long Can Positive Momentum Last?

March 3rd, 2018
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While new tariffs could evoke negative repercussions, the U.S. economy continues to enjoy positive growth. Get the details to these stories and more in this latest edition of Steady Investor’s Week. Jerome Powell Speaks – the new Federal Reserve Chairman made his first public remarks as the head of the U.S. central bank, which sent […]

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The Power Behind the US Economy and Stock Market

Much of the market commentary focus these days has been on volatility, with prognosticators sizing up the likelihood of more selling in the weeks and months ahead. Broader media attention has squared relentlessly on Russia. With all the noise, hopefully readers have found some respite in the Winter Olympics. In hopes of breaking from the […]

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The Perils of Raising Rates and Inflation

February 24th, 2018
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What effect will rising rates and inflation likely have on the market? And what paradox is at play within the U.S. Economy? Read on to get our answers to these questions. Fiscal Policy Could be Entering Uncharted Waters – we see an interesting paradox playing out in the U.S. economy today, that can be best […]

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Is Volatility Truly Gone from the Market?

The wild stock market gyrations of early February have given way and seemingly left market participants with an overall feeling of renewed price stability. We believe that at least for now, investors can think clearly again. With the markets experiencing a relative calm (again, for now), I’d like to offer up this suggestion to readers […]

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