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1:28 a.m. Today - By Mark Hulbert
Two-thirds of these corporate insiders now expect a U.S. recession by the end of 2020 Fading CFO optimism is a warning sign for stocks and the economyFading CFO optimism is a warning sign for U.S. stocks and the economy, writes Mark Hulbert.
9:42 a.m. Sept. 19, 2019 - By Therese Poletti
Overstock founder tried to squeeze short sellers, then sold out when the SEC cracked down In unexpected afterword to his bizarre final chapter at Overstock, Patrick Byrne sells his shares after his ‘digital dividend’ is changed and delayedPatrick Byrne’s final parting shot as Overstock CEO led to a huge move by short sellers to cover the positions, and after Byrne, who stepped down last month, sold off his entire stake, many are questioning whether he manipulated the market.
8:12 a.m. Sept. 19, 2019 - By Michael Brush
Value investing isn’t back — but economic growth is Recent shift in stock-market leadership was to cyclical stocks from defensive sectors, not to valueThe recent shift in stock-market leadership was to cyclical stocks from defensive sectors, not to value.
7:30 a.m. Sept. 19, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bullish reversal, S&P 500 approaches record high after the Fed Focus: Financials and regional banks challenge major resistance, Apple maintains the breakout point, XLF, KRE, AAPL, AMBA, SLBU.S. stocks are higher early Thursday, rising after the Federal Reserve’s Wednesday interest rate cut, and following a (perhaps paradoxical) solid batch of economic data. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has nailed the September peak (3,020.74) early Thursday, a move placing its record close (3,025.86) and absolute record peak (3,027.98) firmly within striking distance.
12:24 p.m. Sept. 18, 2019 - By Jeff Reeves
Five stocks to consider buying as the industrial sector stages a rebound Caterpillar and General Electric are still on sale as industrials approach a record highCaterpillar and General Electric are still on sale as industrials approach a record high.
10:45 a.m. Sept. 18, 2019 - By Sven Henrich
Stock market’s eerie parallels to September 2007 should raise recession fears Fed watchers may have just witnessed Powell’s ‘Bernanke moment’Fed watchers may have just witnessed Powell’s ‘Bernanke moment,’ writes Sven Henrich.
8:56 a.m. Sept. 18, 2019 - By Mark Hulbert
Momentum stock strategies are down — but not out Momentum strategies have never performed well during periods of high volatility Momentum strategies have never performed well during periods of high volatility, writes Mark Hulbert.
7:04 a.m. Sept. 18, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
S&P 500 asserts (bullish) holding pattern ahead of the Fed Focus: Homebuilders and retail sector digest September breakouts, Intel rises from double bottom, XHB, XRT, INTC, TWTR, PKG, KEYSU.S. stocks are lower early Wednesday, pressured modestly ahead of the Federal Reserve’s policy statement, due out this afternoon. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has asserted a holding pattern — underpinned by first support (2,989) — digesting the decisive early-September breakout.
8:43 a.m. Sept. 17, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Bull trend absorbs oil shock, S&P 500 maintains first support Focus: Rising energy prices and interest rates, Crude oil and 10-year yield signal bullish trend shifts, USO, TNX, XOP, HES, WLK, SPWRTechnically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks have weathered a September oil shock against a still comfortably bullish bigger-picture backdrop, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
7:57 a.m. Sept. 17, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Bull trend absorbs oil shock, S&P 500 maintains first support Focus: Rising energy prices and interest rates, Crude oil and 10-year yield signal bullish trend shifts, USO, TNX, XOP, HES, WLK, SPWRTechnically speaking, the U.S. benchmarks’ September price action remains comfortably bullish. Though each big three benchmark has recently topped slightly under record territory, the prevailing pullback from the September peak has registered as orderly, inflicting limited, if any, true technical damage.
7:07 a.m. Sept. 17, 2019 - By Michael Brush
Hidden tech gems to invest in now, picked by a mutual-fund manager with a great track record Smaller companies that are leaders in tomorrow’s technology trendsYou don’t have to own the big tech stocks to make decent profits. Here are six lesser-known gems that are ready to take advantage of coming trends in tech.
11:38 p.m. Sept. 16, 2019 - By Mark Hulbert
Trade wars and tariffs aren’t the biggest culprit if stocks stumble from here U.S. economy’s growth rate should be investors’ main focusU.S. economy’s growth rate should be investors’ main focus, writes Mark Hulbert.
10:51 p.m. Sept. 16, 2019 - By Mark Hulbert
Stock investors have overreacted to the Saudi oil attack Oil’s price surge might actually keep both the economy and the bull market running strongOil’s price surge might actually keep both the economy and the bull market running strong, writes Mark Hulbert.
10:46 a.m. Sept. 16, 2019 - By Philip van Doorn
This low-volatility dividend-stock strategy can give you peace of mind A stable yield and price stability might ease your fear of a recession and economic threatsA stable yield and price stability might ease your fear of a recession and economic threats.
8:31 a.m. Sept. 16, 2019 - By Michael Brush
These energy stocks are getting support from insider executives A geopolitical shock acts as a wake-up call in the short term, but these are worth considering for the longer termA geopolitical shock acts as a wake-up call in the short term, but these are worth considering for the longer term.
7:56 a.m. Sept. 16, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
S&P 500 pulls in modestly amid oil shock, Small-caps venture atop major resistance Focus: Energy sectors take flight amid geopolitical conflict, JP Morgan Chase tags all-time high, XLE, XOP, XLB, JPM, LULU, GWREU.S. stocks are generally lower early Monday, pressured amid a crude-oil price shock — a single-day spike exceeding 10% intraday — after a weekend attack on Saudi Arabia’s largest oil facilities erased about one half of the country’s daily production. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has initially maintained a posture atop near-term support (2,989) while the Russell 2000 Index is comfortably higher early Monday, venturing atop major resistance.
6:52 a.m. Sept. 16, 2019 - By Philip van Doorn
Worried about the stock market? Here are easy ways to cut risk Growth has outperformed value for a decade, but the next blowup may change thatGrowth has outperformed value for a decade, but the next blowup may change that.
6:46 a.m. Sept. 16, 2019 - By Shawn Langlois
Tech stocks face a 10% drop in the near-term, warns investor who once ran the world’s biggest technology fund Critical information for the U.S. trading dayWhile investors sift through the aftermath of the weekend attack that disrupted Saudi Arabia’s crude output, the Wall Street veteran who ran the world’s biggest tech fund during the dot-com days issued a stark warning for those looking to hitch their ride to the continued leadership of the tech sector. A near-term correction is “inevitable,” Paul Meeks says.
11:19 a.m. Sept. 14, 2019 - By Mark Hulbert
5 reasons why you shouldn’t dump stocks just because September is here U.S. market’s historically worst month may not live up to its reputationU.S. market’s historically worst month may not live up to its reputation, writes Mark Hulbert.
7:32 a.m. Sept. 14, 2019 - By Tim Mullaney
The cost of Trump keeps rising almost daily How much have presidential tweets, threats and policies taken from your wallet?President Donald Trump’s tweets cost you money, but the effect thankfully is only temporary.
6:31 a.m. Sept. 14, 2019 - By Howard Gold
3 powerful reasons the stock market is heading even higher Start with the Federal Reserve and the trade warStart with the Federal Reserve, then move to Trump and his trade war.
6:01 a.m. Sept. 14, 2019 - By Nigam Arora
How an underperforming AT&T could eventually outperform Apple and Amazon AT&T may be a lumbering giant, but in tough times investors may flock to the stockAT&T may be a lumbering giant, but in tough times investors may flock to the stock.
11:55 a.m. Sept. 13, 2019 - By Philip van Doorn
Weekend roundup: Readers debate the value of a $350,000 salary | Hope for cutting real estate commissions | A big change for Apple Also, cloud stocks and President Trump’s interest-rate policy ideasAlso, cloud stocks and President Trump’s interest-rate policy ideas.
7:46 a.m. Sept. 13, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
S&P 500 approaches uncharted territory, Tandem global-market rally accelerates Focus: Global-market rally accelerates — Japan takes flight, Europe clears key trendline, China challenges 200-day average, EWJ, FXI, IEV, XOP, NOV, BABAU.S. stocks are mixed early Friday, treading water after a solid batch of economic data and amid the latest signs of waning trade tensions. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has sustained a rally atop the 3,000 mark, and remains firmly within striking distance of uncharted territory.
11:22 a.m. Sept. 12, 2019 - By Nigam Arora
The ECB’s new stimulus helps Trump’s bid against the Federal Reserve As the European Central Bank adds more stimulus, the pressure is on the Federal Reserve to do the sameAs the European Central Bank adds more stimulus, the pressure is on the Federal Reserve to do the same.
7:48 a.m. Sept. 12, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bull-flag breakout, S&P 500 knifes within view of record high (3,028) Focus: Industrials spike to major resistance, Retail sector clears key trendline, Boeing takes flight, Apple extends triangle breakout, XLI, XRT, BA, AAPL, NVROU.S. stocks are higher early Thursday, rising amid signs of potential China-U.S. trade progress and following more aggressive-than-expected ECB stimulus measures. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has staged a bull-flag breakout, rising within striking distance of record highs from a previously tight range.
9:06 a.m. Sept. 11, 2019 - By Jeff Reeves
5 ways for investors to make money off millennials Jeff Reeves points to the critical group’s preferences and how to invest accordinglyJeff Reeves points to the critical group’s preferences and how to invest accordingly.
8:00 a.m. Sept. 11, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
S&P 500 nails first support, rallies amid bullish sector rotation Focus: 10-year yield approaches major test (50-DMA), Semiconductors within view of uncharted territory, TNX, SMH, FIVE, BLDR, SINA, GTHXU.S. stocks are higher early Wednesday, rising amid rotational, and increasingly bullish, September price action. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has asserted a mid-month bull flag, rising early Wednesday from a successful test of first support (2,960).
6:42 a.m. Sept. 11, 2019 - By Philip van Doorn
The hunt for higher dividend yields leads to preferred shares Brian Cordes of Cohen & Steers explains the benefits of preferred-stock investing as low interest rates erode income Brian Cordes of Cohen & Steers explains the benefits of preferred-stock investing as low interest rates erode income.
10:04 a.m. Sept. 10, 2019 - By Michael Brush
Five reasons to buy cannabis stocks at these attractive levels There’s potential good news ahead, which could quickly change sentiment in the marijuana industryThere’s potential good news ahead, which could quickly change sentiment in the marijuana industry.
8:38 a.m. Sept. 10, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bullish technical tilt, S&P 500 sustains September breakout Focus: Crude oil signals bullish trend shift, Financials and transports extend recovery attempt, USO, XLF, IYT, FDX, KSU, MOBLTechnically speaking, the big three U.S. benchmarks are digesting potentially consequential September breakouts, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
8:00 a.m. Sept. 10, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bullish technical tilt, S&P 500 sustains September breakout Focus: Crude oil signals bullish trend shift, Financials and transports extend recovery attempt, USO, XLF, IYT, FDX, KSU, MOBLTechnically speaking, the big three U.S. benchmarks continue to digest potentially consequential September breakouts. On a headline basis, each index has knifed from its jagged August range — by a margin initially exceeding 1% — and the subsequent selling pressure has been flat, preserving a bullish intermediate-term bias.
7:40 a.m. Sept. 9, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a sustained breakout, S&P 500 digests September spike from the range Focus: Apple tags 10-month closing high amid triangle breakout, AAPL, IART, AMED, CDAY, ZUMZU.S. stocks are higher early Monday, rising modestly as the major benchmarks digest a respectable early-September rally. Consider that each big three U.S. benchmark gapped sharply atop major resistance last week, and the subsequent selling pressure has thus far registered as flat, the earmarks of a valid breakout.
4:22 a.m. Sept. 9, 2019 - By Peter Morici
Stick with stocks during the trade wars Nervous investors are rushing into bonds, but the savvy ones won’t panicStocks aren’t too expensive, and they’ll probably continue to outperform fixed-income assets, writes Peter Morici.
7:59 a.m. Sept. 6, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting an intermediate-term ‘trend’ shift, S&P 500 stages September breakout Focus: Financials and transports extend recovery attempt, Gold and U.S. dollar signal risk-on, XLF, IYT, GLD, UUP, TRV, COST, BITAU.S. stocks are higher early Friday, rising modestly in the wake of a potentially consequential September breakout. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500’s breakout gets mixed marks for style, though it nonetheless opens the path to a potential retest of record territory.
5:29 a.m. Sept. 6, 2019 - By Nigam Arora
Stock market bulls’ stampede could slow if the U.S. and China reach a trade deal A deal could lead to faster economic and earnings growth, necessitating higher official interest rates from the Federal ReserveA deal could lead to faster economic and earnings growth, necessitating higher official interest rates from the Federal Reserve.
7:57 a.m. Sept. 5, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
S&P 500 knifes from the range, Tandem global market breakout attempts also in play Focus: China’s bullish island reversal, Japan tags key trendline, Europe reclaims the breakdown point, FXI, EWJ, IEV, TER, CVS, WBPotentially consequential breakout attempts are underway amid Thursday’s firmly higher start, fueled by optimism over scheduled China-U.S. trade talks. Consider that each major U.S. benchmark has knifed from its August range — by a margin exceeding 1% intraday — while key breakout attempts are concurrently in progress across the global markets.
6:01 a.m. Sept. 5, 2019 - By Cody Willard
Recession fears are overblown, making stocks attractive Don’t panic. If the trade war ends, equities will be repriced higherDon’t panic. If the trade war ends, equities will be repriced higher.
12:23 p.m. Sept. 4, 2019 - By Tim Mullaney
Stopping climate change will be easier and cheaper than Democrats think Most of the money will come from the private sector, not from governmentDemocrats are responding to public pressure to act on climate change, but they exaggerate the money and the changes that will be needed, argues Tim Mullaney.
10:03 a.m. Sept. 4, 2019 - By Jeff Reeves
Here’s how to capitalize on the electric car revolution — without buying Tesla’s stock Mass adoption of electric vehicles is happening faster than many thinkMass adoption of electric vehicles is happening faster than many think.
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