Category Archives: Equities Stocks

The Real Reason for the Rebound

The Real Reason for the Rebound The first market storm of 2014 (that we had named Angel) is over with the S&P 500 and broader Russell 3000 stock market indexes rebounding to all-time highs after reversing a 6% decline. The … Continue reading

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Market Volume? These go to eleven…

There’s a classic scene from the movie This is Spinal Tap which speaks to the often misunderstood importance of volume… Weekly Market Commentary: Turn Down the Volume January saw a loss of 3.5%, the biggest one-month loss in the S&P … Continue reading

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The Meryl Streep of the Stock Market

Some things just go together – like the Oscars and Meryl Streep. The actress received her 18th Academy Award nomination last week. It is not all that surprising since half of the annual Academy Awards over the past 36 years … Continue reading

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It’s going to drop…ready or not!

The Rest of 2013 The LPL Financial Research Outlook 2014 comes out next week, so this week is a great opportunity to take a shorter-term look at the rest of 2013. It has been an amazing year for stock market … Continue reading

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How sweet it is….

The Earnings Season Sweet Spot Last week marked that special time of year when the World Series brings together two great teams. A three-run double on a hit to the Green Monster off the sweet spot of the bat of … Continue reading

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Work, work, work…work

Weekly Market Commentary: Back to Work The budget crisis in Washington is over – for now. The 11th hour deal lifts the debt ceiling through February 7, 2014, and funds the government though January 15, 2014, returning furloughed government workers … Continue reading

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Break on through to….

Weekly Market Commentary What to Watch for a Breakthrough or a Breakdown Last week stock market investors continued to cling to, if not actually climb, the wall of worry. Stocks were flat for the first week of the government shutdown, … Continue reading

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That can’s been kicked…..

The “Kick-the-Can” Pattern Keeps Giving to Investors in September The Federal Reserve (Fed) “kicked the can” on tapering by unexpectedly postponing any reduction in the $85 billion pace of monthly bond buying at its policy meeting last week (see this … Continue reading

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You never go wrong betting black…or was it red?

The One Big Risk When Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy on September 15, 2008, defining the seminal event of the financial crisis, there was one big risk investors were worried about across their portfolios: credit risk – the potential losses … Continue reading

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Focus.

Weekly Commentary:  Stocks Likely to Focus on Domestic Over Foreign Policy in September The markets were most focused on an impending military strike on Syria last week. While prospects for an imminent strike have faded, the likelihood of military action … Continue reading

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