Think Twice Before Trading Based on Social Media

Investors use a variety of sources to gather information to make investment decisions   These sources can include analyst estimates, news stories, various measures of market volatility, and other tools. Recently, some investors have started using a new source of […]

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Weekly Market Update – April 15, 2019

  Last Week U. K. Granted a Six – Month Extension to Brexit -At a European Union summit last week, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May and EU leaders reached an agreement to delay the Brexit deadline through the end of […]

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Industry Analysts Project 7.5% Price Increase for S&P 500 Over the Next 12 Months

The current bottom-up 12-m0nth target price for the S&P 500 is 3096.66   During the first quarter, the S&P 500 index recorded an increase in value of 13.1%, which was the largest quarterly increase since Q3 2009 (+15.0%). Industry analysts […]

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Weekly Market Update – April 8 , 2019

  Last Week China Makes Goodwill Gesture on Trade –The U.S. and China trade negotiations continued last week with positive news. In a gesture of goodwill (and also extensive need), China increased its purchases of U.S. farm products. U.S. Jobs […]

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Weekend Reading: Quarterly Review – Reincarnation

The central bank reincarnation has been celebrated by investors   First quarter 2019 market performance implies investors have faith that the reincarnation of central banks will lead to the rebirth of the global economic expansion, which suffered a noticeable slowdown […]

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What Does an “Inverted Yield Curve” Mean?

What is a yield curve, and what does it mean when it’s inverted?   In simple terms, the yield curve shows the price of borrowing money in the bond market. In a “normal” yield curve, long-term yields are higher than […]

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Weekly Market Update – April 1, 2019

Last Week Modest gain for equities as interest rates push lower – Global equities were up 0.7% last week, as gains in the U.S. (1.4%) led the way, with muted returns in non-U.S. developed markets (0.0%) and emerging markets (-0.1%). […]

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Weekly Market Update – March 25, 2019

Last Week U.S. yield curve moves closer to inversion. Following a dovish Fed and weaker than expected manufacturing data, interest rates moved lower across both the U.S. and Germany. The U.S. yield curve further flattened last week, with the 10-year […]

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Where Are Analysts Most Optimistic on Ratings for S&P 500 Companies for Q1 2019?

With the end of the first quarter approaching, where are analysts most optimistic and pessimistic in terms of their ratings on stocks in the S&P 500?   How have analysts’ views changed over the past few months? Overall, there are […]

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Weekly Market Update – March 18, 2019

Last Week U.K Parliament Votes to Delay March 29 Deadline  –After rejecting Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal on Tuesday, and voting against leaving the European Union without a deal, parliament finally voted to delay the March 29 Brexit deadline. […]

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