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Strong Earnings Growth And Favorable Valuations Lead To Weak Stock Returns
One factor utilized in uncovering potential investment opportunities is to evaluate companies and sectors that are projected to generate strong earnings and cash flow growth over the course of the next year or more.
Jump In Investor Bullish Sentiment But Remains Below Long Run Average
AAII results show individual investors' bullish sentiment increased 7.3 percentage points to 35.5%. This is the highest reading since early May when bullish sentiment was reported at 38.1%.
Market Pullbacks Should Be Expected
There have been plenty of reasons to sell stocks since the end of the financial crisis in 2008. The drumbeat seems to be getting louder as the postwar market advance approaches one of the longest on record.
Dogs Of The Dow Underperformance Gap Widening
The first six months of the year are nearly behind us so I thought it appropriate to provide an update on the performance for the 2017 Dogs of the Dow.
Amazon: Selling And Delivering Groceries Is Not A High Margin Endeavor
So long as the market continues to give Amazon a pass on generating a decent profit from its businesses outside of AWS, AMZN's retail competitors could continue to face challenges but the AMZN/WFM acquisition may not work out as well as AMZN hopes.
EC Growth Style Returns Dominating Value Style Returns
The value style tends to have a large weighting in financial and economically sensitive sectors and most investors know these types of sector positions experienced headwinds in the 2008/2009 economic downturn.
NIPA Earnings Weakness Leads IBES S&P 500 Earnings Weakness
The equity market seems to know only one direction and that is up. The result of this type of pattern has been a downward trend in volatility with the VIX​ trading at a near single digit level.
Equity Market Climbing The Proverbial Wall Of Worry
The individual investor continues to express concerns for stocks when looking at their sentiment response. Yesterday's Sentiment Survey report showed a nearly six percentage point decline in the bullish sentiment reading to 26.92%.
The Unfortunate Rise Of The Misleading 'Scary Chart' Comparisons Again
In early 2014 charts were circulating around the internet comparing the 2014 market to 1928-1929.
Momentum Strategy Needs A Breather
One aspect of the S&P 500 Index return in 2017 is the fact a handful of stocks have generated a large portion of the return. Historical evidence suggests narrow market leadership is not an uncommon occurrence in bull markets.
Investors Skeptical Of Stocks
Much of the sentiment data seems to indicate investors are a bit nervous about stock ownership.
Momentum Strategy Leading Again
It is back to the future for the market as momentum is once again a leading investment strategy just as it was in 2015.
Brick And Mortar Retail Is A Mess At The Moment
It seems anything associated with brick and mortar retailing is an investment that will do anything but go up. The brick and mortar retailers themselves are struggling to figure out how to compete in the internet age.
Indexing Investment Strategy Becoming Increasingly More Risky?
With indexing, and specifically the S&P 500 Index, its market cap approach to weighting its constituents, is pushing the strategy towards an ever more risky one in my mind. Often, what runs up up in price often times falls prey to mean reversion.
Higher Oil Prices Contend With Too Much Supply And Higher Energy Efficiency
A below trend pace of economic growth and efficiency improvements have served as a headwind to higher oil prices, especially in an environment were drilling activity is increasing.
Credit Card Firms' Earnings Reports A Sign Of Potential Weakness With The Consumer
Given the much weaker GDP report in the most recent quarter and the weakness beginning to show up in credit card portfolios, these are yellow flags that investors should monitor for signs of further economic weakness.
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