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Small Business Continues To Be Highly Optimistic
Today's NFIB Small Business Optimism Index was reported at a strong 107.4, down only 1.4 points from the Index's 45-year August high.
Dollar Defies The 7-Year Cycle
Historically the U.S. Dollar has had a tendency to exhibit strength over a 7-year cycle. In July of this year the Dollar strength cycle crossed into its eighth year though, as seen in the included charts.
Emerging Markets: An Opportunity?
For a period of time this year, the U.S. equity market avoided the weakness that was occurring in many other equity markets around the world.
Much To Like About The Economy
Recent equity market volatility has raised the question about the health of the current economic expansion.
VIX Curve Moving Back Towards Contango A Positive For Stocks
As the near-term VIX begins to decline or fall below the future VIX or VXV​, the equity market tends to move higher.
Fall 2018 Investor Letter: A Midterm Election Year
History shows the fourth quarter of a midterm election year combined with the first quarter of the following year are the two strongest returning quarters for the market over the four-year presidential cycle.
Hiring Pace Continues To Lag Job Openings Growth
If job openings are an indication of the economy's strength, yesterday's Job Openings and Labor Turnover report is confirmation of economic strength.
Pullbacks, Fear And Opportunity
From early 2016 to early 2018 the S&P 500 Index moved higher with very little downside volatility.
Large Decline In Bullish Sentiment
Today's Sentiment Survey release by the American Association of Individual Investors reported a15.1 percentage point decline in bullish sentiment. Of course this report comes one day after the 800+ drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average Index.
Equity Put/Call Ratio Approaching Overly Bearish Level
Not too long ago the concern around interest rates was the fact the yield curve was flattening and the Fed's rate hikes might end up inverting the interest rate curve by pushing short rates above long term rates.
Increasing Bullish Equity Sentiment And Declining Bond Prices
Although higher interest rates are upon us, stock prices can continue to move higher while inflation remains in check, all else being equal.
Small Caps And Cyclical Stock Sectors Underperforming
From an attribution perspective, small cap underperformance is tied to the strength in large-cap technology-related stocks as well as strength in cyclically sensitive stocks.
Strong Equity Inflows
Investment sentiment currently is neither overly bullish or overly bearish in spite of the positive U.S. equity returns so far in the third quarter.
Equity Market Performance Before And After The U.S. Midterm Election
With three days left before the ending of the third quarter, the S&P 500 Index is up 7.74% on a total return basis and the Dow Jones Industrial Average is up 9.77%.
Instilling Fear In Investors Via Charts
Famed investor Peter Lynch stated, "Far more money has been lost by investors in preparing for corrections, or anticipating corrections, than has been lost in the corrections themselves." Once again, pundits trying to sell fear.
Job Openings And Quits Rising At Faster Pace Than Job Hires
The JOLTs report continues to show the number of job openings exceeding the number of unemployed individuals. This unusual occurrence has been the case since March of this year.
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