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U.S. Stocks Uptrend should Continue, but Risks have Risen

8 Oct 2018

Trade disputes don’t seem to be having a significant impact on the U.S. economy as of yet, although the boost in tariffs on Chinese goods just occurred and aren’t yet reflected in the data. Business c...Read More


Investor skepticism helps keep the U.S. bull market going

24 Sept 2018

Near-term sentiment according to the Ned Davis Crowd Sentiment Poll—a contrarian indicator at extremes—has become modestly elevated in the optimistic zone, which could signal a near-term pullback. But...Read More


Risks are Rising Along With U.S. Stocks

10 Sept 2018

The U.S. bull market continues but there are warning signs that near-term pullbacks are becoming more likely. Although U.S. stocks recently hit an all-time high, leadership groups have continued to be...Read More


Are U.S. Market Risks Bubbling Below the Surface?

27 Aug 2018

In terms of the stock market, over the past three months, the defensive sectors of health care, utilities, telecom and consumer staples have outperformed according to the S&P 500 sector breakdown, ind...Read More


Secular bull market in the U.S. remains intact, but pullbacks are likely

15 Aug 2018

After searching for direction, it appears stocks have found some balance, at least for now. Major U.S. indexes have moved out toward the high end their recent ranges; with the NASDAQ recently hitting ...Read More


Summer Doldrums in U.S. Markets Have Yet Arrived, but Risks Remain

30 July 2018

The traditional summer doldrums have yet to hit as the news flow continues to be heavy; however, significant up or down daily moves in U.S. stocks have been in a descending pattern since the February ...Read More


More Violent Moves in the U.S. Equities due to the Increasing Market Noise

16 July 2018

Stocks have pulled back from the top of the range, and volatility has increased. Risks of a damaging trade war have risen. If the confidence of consumers or businesses is shaken, the potential for spe...Read More


The U.S. Stocks are searching for balance

3 July 2018

U.S. stock market indexes have been able to keep moving, remaining near the top of the recent range despite rising trade concerns. There appears to be at least a temporary balance between positive dev...Read More


Bouts of U.S. Stock Market Volatility are Unlikely to Diminish This Summer

19 June 2018

Investors in U.S. stocks may have felt like being on a boat where passengers are running to one side, then deciding all of a sudden to rush to the other side. It can be stomach churning, but risks are...Read More


The Increased Volatility of US Stock Market is Likely to Reemerge

4 June 2018

A relatively strong May for stocks may have investors wondering if they should shun the traditional “Sell in May and go away” mantra. It’s also a midterm election year, and those have historically bee...Read More


How Should Investors Navigate the New Environment of U.S. Stock Market?

21 May 2018

In 2017, all news seemed to be good news and U.S. stocks moved consistently higher, while volatility stayed remarkably low. Now well into 2018 and it’s a completely different world—most news is seen t...Read More


Headwinds for The U.S. Stocks Have Risen But Tailwinds Also Exist

7 May 2018

The U.S. stock market is dealing with windy conditions, making it more difficult for investors to get a clear picture of market direction. Stock market indexes have now had a successful retest of the ...Read More


Keeping Things in Perspective in the U.S. Market

23 April 2018

One effect of the recent volatility has been to further dent investor sentiment—a contrarian indicator at extremes. Overly-optimistic sentiment had been a factor behind our more cautious outlook for 2...Read More


Navigating the Changing Market Environment in the U.S.

9 April 2018

The U.S. market that let negative news just roll off its back is now more sensitive to ongoing political turmoil, White House personnel shakeups, tariff announcements, data breaches, etc. But as we’ve...Read More


Goldilocks Jobs Report Eases Inflation Fears in the U.S.

26 March 2018

In the wake of the release of January’s jobs report, which saw a jump in average hourly earnings. Notice that the little bond bear has been awakened; but the equity bears are still tucked in their bed...Read More


U.S. Market is Getting Back to…Normal?

12 March 2018

U.S. stocks have been on a wild ride recently—a stark contrast to the relative calm that dominated most of the last year. Stock indexes touched correction territory (+10% loss) in early February befor...Read More


U.S. Stock Market Volatility Spikes: Warning or Opportunity for Investors?

26 Feb 2018

The period between November 2016 through the end of January 2018 was an unprecedented period for U.S. investors. U.S. equities rose sharply and volatility was historically low. In 2017 alone, the Cboe...Read More


Volatility Is Back in the U.S. Stocks: What the Pullback Means for Investors

12 Feb 2018

After a fairly steady march into record territory over the preceding weeks, U.S. stocks have now suffered their first pullback of more than 5% since June 2016. And volatility expectations have surged....Read More


U.S. Economic Growth Has Accelerated, but the Potential for Inflation Rearing Is Growing

29 Jan 2018

After the first year ever that saw the U.S. stock market gain in every month (based on the S&P 500), the first weeks of January got off to a bang. Much attention remains on tax “reform”—or better put,...Read More


How could the Changes to the US Tax Law Affect Your US Sector Allocations?

18 Jan 2018

After months of wrangling and arguing, often even within the same party, a tax reform package was passed by both chambers of Congress and signed by the President. Now that the euphoria—or disappointme...Read More

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