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A Balancing Oil Market But Will It Last?
With supply and demand nearing a more reasonable balance, the question becomes whether or not producers can maintain discipline and not over supply the market. History suggests producers will increase production given a higher price of oil.
Investor Sentiment More Actionable At Market Bottoms
Today's weekly AAII Sentiment Survey reports a drop in bullish investor sentiment of 11.1 percentage points to 48.7%.
High Beta Stock Outperformance Suggests A Strengthening Economy
The high beta index is under weight the traditionally more defensive sectors like consumer staples and utilities.
Sentiment: Simply More Buyers Than Sellers
The American Association of Individual Investors reported Sentiment Survey results last week and individual investor bullish sentiment jumped 7.1 percentage points to 59.8% while institutional sentiment in the NAAIM Exposure Index declined to 58%.
Dow 30,000 By Year End
The Dow Jones Industrial Average pushed through 25,000 in the first week of 2018. True to form, the President weighed in on this record and indicated 30,000 is the next target, skipping over the 1,000 increment target milestones.
Equal Weighted Equity Performance Lagged In 2017
One equity market phenomenon that played out in 2017 was the fact larger capitalization stocks were larger contributors to market returns.
Is The Glass Half Full Or Half Empty?
The market is way past due for a correction and we will get one; however, a lot of money has been lost waiting for the pullback.
Most-Read Articles From 2017
One interesting commonality for some of our top posts is the fact the ones focusing on investor sentiment tend to gain higher levels of readership.
Continued Improvement In Bullish Investor Sentiment
In the few weeks after the 2016 presidential election, individual investor bullish sentiment spiked to near 50%. Over the course of the next five months though, bullish sentiment trended lower to a year low of 23.85%.
Dogs Of The Dow Make Up Ground In Second Half Of This Year
As of Friday's close both Boeing and Caterpillar will drop out of the Dogs of the Dow for 2018. In the running for inclusion in next year's portfolio are Procter & Gamble and General Electric with dividend yields of 2.99% and 2.74%. respectively.
Small Business Optimism And Equity Market Return One Year Later
When the NFIB Small Business Optimism reading for December 2016 was announced in January, the December reading jumped 7.4 points to 105.8. At that time the optimism reading was the fifth highest reading recorded by NFIB.
Is Optimism Too High?
A risk for the market is the fact sentiment can get too good and create bubbles or over optimism. We do not believe the market or investors are at this stage yet.
If Cash Is King
Much has been written about the stock market's advance since the end of the financial crisis in 2009.
Companies Begin Highlighting Earnings Benefit From Tax Reform
It seems a day does not go by where the market's valuation is a front and center topic of discussion.
A Spike Higher In Bullish Investor Sentiment
Individual investor bullish sentiment jumped 8.1 percentage points to 45.0%.
A Continued Surge In Small Business And Consumer Optimism
Sentiment for both consumers and small businesses continues to soar.
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