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7:51 a.m. Today - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a slow-motion August breakout, Nasdaq tags 11,000 mark Focus: Industrials reclaim 200-day average, Metals & Mining sector extends technical breakout, XLI, XME, UNH, MA, KSU, WSMU.S. stocks are slightly lower early Thursday, largely treading water after better-than-feared weekly jobless claims, and ahead of the marquee monthly U.S. jobs report, due out Friday. Against this backdrop, the Nasdaq Composite has briefly tagged its latest record high — atop the 11,000 mark — while the S&P 500 continues to press next resistance (3,328).
7:35 a.m. Today - By Philip van Doorn
Gold rising to $4,000 an ounce ‘would not be an unreasonable move,’ fund manager says Michael Cuggino of the Permanent Portfolio makes the case that gold is still relatively cheap, despite its 35% increase this yearMichael Cuggino of the Permanent Portfolio makes the case that gold is still relatively cheap, despite its 35% increase this year.
6:49 a.m. Today - By Philip van Doorn
20 stocks that investors hate but Wall Street loves as the S&P 500 nears a record high The rally for U.S. stocks from the March bottom has been remarkable, but most S&P 500 stocks are down for 2020The rally for U.S. stocks from the March bottom has been remarkable, but most S&P 500 stocks are down for 2020.
7:59 a.m. Aug. 5, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting bullish follow-through: S&P 500 nails next resistance (3,328) Focus: Gold’s decisive break to record highs, GLD, VZ, CRM, RUN, CDEU.S. stocks are higher early Wednesday, rising amid optimism over a pending fiscal stimulus package and following a batch of well received earnings reports. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has extended its August breakout — rising to tag next resistance (3,328) — while the Nasdaq Composite continues to register record highs.
4:05 a.m. Aug. 5, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
These fast-growing companies that track key consumer trends have produced a nearly 50% gain for one fund in 2020 The Sparrow Growth Fund is designed to shift quickly to wherever the most growth is taking placeThe Sparrow Growth Fund is designed to shift quickly to wherever the most growth is taking place.
8:38 a.m. Aug. 4, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a solid August start: S&P 500, Nasdaq stage latest summer breakouts Focus: Transports approach key technical test, Costco’s slow-motion breakout attempt, IYT, COST, FEYE, TER, AMKRTechnically speaking, the U.S. benchmarks’ bigger-picture backdrop remains bullish amid a solid August start, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
8:06 a.m. Aug. 4, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a solid August start: S&P 500, Nasdaq stage latest summer breakouts Focus: Transports approach key technical test, Costco’s slow-motion breakout attempt, IYT, COST, FEYE, TER, AMKRTechnically speaking, the U.S. benchmarks’ bigger-picture backdrop remains bullish amid a solid August start. On a headline basis, the Nasdaq Composite has rallied to record highs — reaching previously uncharted territory — while the S&P 500 has tagged five-month highs, breaking from a jagged July range.
8:02 a.m. Aug. 4, 2020 - By Sanjiv Das
Why my company’s 7,000 employees won’t rush back to the office even when the coronavirus pandemic is under control Without coordinated national policy to address COVID-19, businesses must fill the leadership voidWithout coordinated national policy to address COVID-19, businesses must fill the leadership void, writes Sanjiv Das.
12:20 p.m. Aug. 3, 2020 - By Mark Hulbert
Here’s why Apple’s stock split might not be so bullish for its shares Stock splits are less common and have a weaker impact on share pricesStock splits are less common and have a weaker impact on share prices, writes Mark Hulbert.
8:01 a.m. Aug. 3, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting an August breakout attempt, Nasdaq rallies to record territory Focus: Utilities press key resistance amid easing yields, Apple and Facebook sustain breaks to uncharted territory, XLU, AAPL, FB, SCCO, JBLU.S. stocks are firmly higher early Monday, rising to start August amid a rotation back toward large-cap technology. Against this backdrop, the Nasdaq Composite has tagged its latest record high early Monday, while the S&P 500 has reached five-month highs, breaking from a jagged July range.
10:40 a.m. Aug. 1, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
Here are five value-stock picks that set up your portfolio for a pandemic recovery Bill McMahon, the chief investment officer for active strategies at Charles Schwab, warns investors about Tesla and other ‘momentum plays’Bill McMahon, the chief investment officer for active strategies at Charles Schwab, warns investors about Tesla and other ‘momentum plays.’
10:27 a.m. Aug. 1, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
5 stocks that should thrive as the digital payments trend ramps up Gert van der Geer of Pictet Asset Management focuses on 12 long-term global trendsGert van der Geer of Pictet Asset Management focuses on 12 long-term global trends.
8:49 a.m. Aug. 1, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
Here’s the stock sector you want to be in if the Democrats sweep the November elections Regulation won’t end up being as tough as fearedRegulation won’t end up being as bad as feared now.
8:34 a.m. Aug. 1, 2020 - By Michael Brush
Here’s why Netflix stock, now below $500, is going to $1,000 Investors are overreacting to Netflix guidance for a ‘soft’ second half of the yearInvestors are overreacting to Netflix guidance for a “soft” second half of the year. That’s creating a rare buying opportunity for this FAANG stock.
4:52 a.m. Aug. 1, 2020 - By Mark Hulbert
Here’s the best way to hedge the weakening U.S. dollar and buying gold isn’t the move Build exposure to international stocks when the dollar loses groundBuild exposure to international stocks when the dollar loses ground, writes Mark Hulbert.
4:44 a.m. Aug. 1, 2020 - By Mark Hulbert
Why the S&P 500 may now be easier to beat and what this means for your investments Tesla would be the latest example of how inclusion in the S&P 500 weakens a company’s stock performanceTesla would be the latest example of how inclusion in the S&P 500 weakens a company’s stock performance, writes Mark Hulbert.
8:04 a.m. July 31, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting market re-rotation, Nasdaq turns higher amid Apple’s breakout Focus: 10-year yield reaches major technical test, TNX, SHOP, CYBR, AGCO, AMAGU.S. stocks are mixed early Friday, vacillating amid a rotation back toward large-cap technology after Apple’s blowout earnings report. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite remain range-bound to conclude July against a still comfortably bullish bigger-picture backdrop.
7:52 a.m. July 30, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a GDP-fueled downdraft, Dow industrials challenge 200-day average Focus: Transports sustain July break atop 200-day average, IYT, TWLO, BSX, PENN, HOMEU.S. stocks are lower early Thursday, pressured after an ugly second-quarter GDP report, signaling an economy contracting at a record 32.9% annual pace. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has maintained its range bottom — the 3,200 mark — while the Dow industrials have pulled in to a headline test of the 200-day moving average, currently 26,230.
8:10 a.m. July 29, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Bull trend pauses: S&P 500 traverses the range Focus: Mid-year currency cross currents persist, UUP, FXE, FXY, PG, TGT, UALU.S. stocks are higher early Wednesday, rising ahead of the Federal Reserve’s latest policy statement, due out this afternoon. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 remains range-bound, for now, though its intermediate-term path of least resistance continues to point higher.
8:44 a.m. July 28, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a (bullish) holding pattern, S&P 500 digests break to 5-month highs Focus: Semiconductor sector tags record high, Metals & Mining sector reclaims 200-day average, South Korea’s breakout attempt, SMH, XME, EWY, NFLX, HCAThe major U.S. benchmarks are acting well technically, though amid increasingly sideways late-July price action, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
8:13 a.m. July 28, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a (bullish) holding pattern, S&P 500 digests break to 5-month highs Focus: Semiconductor sector tags record high, Metals & Mining sector reclaims 200-day average, South Korea’s breakout attempt, SMH, XME, EWY, NFLX, HCABroadly speaking, the U.S. benchmarks are acting well technically, though amid increasingly sideways late-July price action.
8:05 a.m. July 27, 2020 - By Lauren C. Templeton
What would Sir John do? How to use Templeton’s 16 rules for investment success in today’s stock market Investment manager follows the advice and practice of her famous great-uncle This investment manager follows the advice and practice of her famous great-uncle.
8:04 a.m. July 27, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Bull trend intact, S&P 500 maintains near-term support Focus: Health care sector maintains the breakout point, Microsoft weathers earnings-fueled downturn, XLV, MSFT, LSTR, TOLU.S. stocks are higher early Monday, rising ahead of another full slate of earnings reports, due out this week. Against this backdrop, the major U.S. benchmarks remain range-bound, largely treading water amid still rotational, and bullish, July price action.
5:25 a.m. July 27, 2020 - By Howard Gold
Wall Street turns a blind eye to atrocities committed in China Governments, including the Trump administration, have denounced ethnic cleansing in Xinjiang, yet financial firms have done littleGovernments, including the Trump Administration, have denounced ethnic cleansing in Xinjiang. Financial firms have done little.
4:09 p.m. July 25, 2020 - By Mark Hulbert
This index tracks economic uncertainty — and it’s pretty clear about what’s in store for stocks through Election Day Visibility is difficult right now, and investors don’t like not knowing what’s aheadVisibility is difficult right now, and investors don’t like not knowing what’s ahead, writes Mark Hulbert.
11:20 a.m. July 25, 2020 - By Mark Hulbert
The No. 1 market-timer of the 1980s and 1990s has this message for today’s buy-and-hold investors Investing at the end of the month and the middle of the month has advantagesInvesting at the end of the month and the middle of the month has advantages, writes Mark Hulbert.
9:44 a.m. July 25, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
These 2 stocks will profit from transformative tech trends Look ahead to critically important technology as the traditional cloud isn’t fast enough to do what people will wantLook ahead to critically important technology as the traditional cloud isn’t fast enough to do what people will want.
8:01 a.m. July 25, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
Weekend reads: Additional unemployment benefit of $600 a week is on the line Also, an interview with Anthony Fauci, Tesla’s big run and beautiful retirement destinationsAlso, an interview with Anthony Fauci, Tesla’s big run and beautiful retirement destinations.
7:30 a.m. July 25, 2020 - By Nigam Arora
A new stock-market high is coming because of all the money that is being printed None of the factors that could limit the stock market’s rise are in play right nowNone of the factors that could limit the stock market’s rise are in play right now.
5:27 a.m. July 25, 2020 - By Mark Hulbert
Look what happened to home prices when the coronavirus sent stocks into a bear market Residential real estate turns out to be a solid a portfolio diversifierResidential real estate turns out to be a solid portfolio diversifier, writes Mark Hulbert.
8:14 a.m. July 24, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bull-trend pullback, S&P 500 ventures under the breakout point Focus: QQQ challenges trendline support, Apple violates key trendline (but don’t panic yet), Home construction ETF presses record highs, QQQ, ITB, AAPL, HPQ, QRVOU.S. stocks are lower early Friday, pressured amid heightened China-U.S. diplomatic tensions. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has ventured under its breakout point (3,233) extending to deeper support around the 3,200 mark. Friday’s early session low (3,202) has matched the inflection point, and the weekly close will likely add color.
8:03 a.m. July 23, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Market rotation persists, small- and mid-caps extend break atop 200-day average Focus: Silver and gold extend headline technical breakouts, AMD breaks to record territory, SLV, GLD, AMD, VMC, AZNU.S. stocks are mixed early Thursday, with the small- and mid-cap benchmarks rising respectably amid modest downturns across the big three U.S. benchmarks. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 continues to digest its early-week breakout, amid a less-than-spectacular, but nonetheless persistent, grinding-higher July uptrend.
8:05 a.m. July 22, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
S&P 500 sustains latest breakout, rises to challenge next resistance Focus: Gold and silver stage tandem breakouts, U.S. dollar violates key support, GLD, SLV, UUP, LULU, BBYU.S. stocks are slightly higher early Wednesday, rising ahead of several influential earnings reports, and amid familiar trade-related uncertainty. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has sustained its early-week breakout, and continues to challenge it next notable resistance (3,260).
10:24 a.m. July 21, 2020 - By Michael Brush
You should invest in big banks now for their rich dividends These stocks look cheap, and banks perform well as economies recoverThese stocks look cheap. Plus banks perform well as economies recover.
8:24 a.m. July 21, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bull-flag breakout, S&P 500 extends rally as volatility recedes Focus: Europe’s slow-motion breakout attempt, Retail sector presses major resistance, IEV, XRT, SONO, FAST, FVRRTechnically speaking, the U.S. benchmarks’ bigger-picture backdrop remains bullish, and continues to strengthen, amid recently receding volatility, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
7:54 a.m. July 21, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bull-flag breakout, S&P 500 extends rally as volatility recedes Focus: Europe’s slow-motion breakout attempt, Retail sector presses major resistance, IEV, XRT, SONO, FAST, FVRRTechnically speaking, the U.S. benchmarks’ bigger-picture backdrop remains bullish, and continues to strengthen, amid recently receding volatility. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has staged a bull-flag breakout — clearing major resistance (3,233) — while the Nasdaq Composite has registered its latest record close.
7:40 a.m. July 20, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bull flag, S&P 500 holds the range top Focus: Basic materials sector presses 52-week highs, XLB, CAT, MNST, PANW, SGENU.S. stocks are mixed early Monday, vacillating ahead of a full slate of influential earnings reports, due out this week. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has asserted a bullish continuation pattern, a tight three-session range, capped by major resistance (3,233).
1:01 p.m. July 17, 2020 - By Cody Willard
I’m selling my holding in Disney stock because of the risk to its theme parks and cruise lines Cody Willard reviews some of his Cloud Revolution investing holdingsCody Willard reviews some of his Cloud Revolution investing holdings.
8:01 a.m. July 17, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bullish holding pattern, S&P 500 traverses higher plateau Focus: VIX presses 200-day average, Home construction ETF tags four-month highs, Emerging markets sustain July breakout, ITB, EEM, ZS, PGR, LVGOU.S. stocks are mixed early Friday, largely treading water amid receding volatility. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has asserted a higher plateau — capped by next resistance (3,233) — while the Dow Jones Industrial Average digests a decisive early-week break atop its 200-day moving average.
7:46 a.m. July 16, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Market rotation persists, Dow 30 digest powerful break atop volatility bands Focus: Health care sector presses record territory, XLV, ROKU, CTLT, TDOC, CTSHU.S. stocks are lower early Thursday, pressured after a mixed batch of earnings reports and economic data. Against this backdrop, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is digesting a decisive break atop its 200-day moving average, while the Nasdaq Composite extends a more aggressive downturn from recent record highs.
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