Market Commentary

The Market Mover that No One is Talking About

January 21st, 2019
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The sharp and sudden selling pressure that characterized equity market action in December appears to have subsided in the new year – at least for now. In examining the causes of downside volatility, the most commonly cited reasons were fears of an escalated trade war with China,[…]

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Chinese trade breakthrough could spark market

January 14th, 2019
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Apple, Inc. stunned Wall Street last week when the company issued a rare cut to its revenue forecast for the upcoming quarter – the first time it has slashed expectations in more than 15 years. Markets don’t like downward earnings revisions,[…]

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4 Market Fears to Watch in 2019

January 7th, 2019
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The S&P 500 appears to have stabilized slightly following the December rout that culminated with a day in bear market territory, on December 24th.1 Though the depths of the selling pressure appear to be behind us for now,[…]

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Was This Really the End of the Bull Market?

December 30th, 2018
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With every new day of equity market selling pressure, many investors are becoming increasingly concerned that maybe this is more than just a market correction. We’ve seen over $7 trillion wiped from global equity market cap from the peak in January,[…]

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Why Investors Panicking Should Make You Bullish

December 23rd, 2018
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Investors are getting increasingly edgy and bearish as stock market volatility continues apace, which is actually having the opposite effect on me – it’s making me more bullish. In this week’s column I’ll explain why I feel that way, but first I’ll unpack some of the sentiment indicators ‘flashing pessimism.’
You can find evidence of investor bearishness/skepticism in many places.[…]

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3 Reasons for the Market Selloff

December 17th, 2018
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The S&P 500 has officially crossed over into correction territory1, which is generally defined as a decline of -10% to -20% over a reasonably short period of time (few weeks to a few months). As I wrote last week,[…]

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How Can You Get Through Volatility?

December 16th, 2018
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With a potential government shutdown around the corner, the U.S. putting pressure on China and the market officially entering correction territory, this week was a roller coaster of emotions. Read on to get our take on these stories and see how you can manage volatility.[…]

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Why is Market Volatility Increasing?

December 10th, 2018
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Volatility persists in the global stock market, but the media narratives haven’t changed much – it’s still, “fears of global slowdown, rising interest rates, flattening yield curve, and trade war with China” being most commonly cited as drivers of the selling pressure.[…]

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Assets Plummet – 4 Takeaways You Don’t Want to Miss

December 2nd, 2018
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It’s been a “nowhere to hide” situation for investors over the last several weeks.
If we look at the performance of 70 different types of asset classes from gold to bonds to oil to stocks, about 90% of them are down for the year through mid-November (negative total return in dollar terms).[…]

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Are FAANG Stocks a Bubble Waiting to Burst?

November 25th, 2018
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Technology stocks have felt a bigger impact from the recent downside volatility than the broad market (S&P 500). In the last three months through Wednesday (11/21), the S&P had declined -3.21% while the Nasdaq had fallen nearly twice that, at -6.9%.[…]

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