In this month’s video, I look at the overall trends in global stock markets with emphasis on the complacency and low volatility. Chart review includes analysis of U.S. stocks, international stocks, interest rates, U.S. dollar index, and volatility. Observations of risk and reward are noted throughout, with an emphasis on trend following and sensible portfolio management strategies. Recorded on September 24, 2017.
I’ve been fascinated watching the sentiment and price trends in publicly traded retail stocks over the last six months. Unless you have been living under a rock, you are probably aware that Amazon.com (AMZN) has been minted as the frontrunner to take over just about every conceivable retail segment in the next decade. Their share price shows it too after crossing the $1,000 barrier and showing no signs of immediate distress. Read more
Buying the dip in any stock or index can be a difficult task for an active investor. Not only do you have to worry about trade location, but also key factors such as initial position size and risk management parameters. There is a lot to take in and easily second guess yourself when looking to start a new position in the teeth of a correction. Read more
The halfway point of 2017 is nearly upon us and as investors consider market dynamics, there is much to be both excited and worried about. The following are some of the most interesting charts on my radar right now and their implications for your portfolio.
PowerShares QQQ (QQQ)
In my opinion, no other major index can define the resilience of growth stocks better than the NASDAQ-100 over the last several years. This ebullient group of the 100 largest non-financial stocks on the NASDAQ Stock Exchange has now spent 137 trading days above its 50-day moving average. That’s a new all-time record according to Charlie Bilello of Pension Partners. Read more
In this month’s video, I look at the technical trends developing in growth versus value stocks. Chart review includes analysis of large-cap, small cap, international, Treasury bonds, and high yield bond ETF prices. Observations of risk and reward are noted throughout, with an emphasis on trend following and sensible portfolio management. Recorded on May 31, 2017.