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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.
New Record High For The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index
The National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) reported that August's Small Business Optimism Index set a new record high at 108.8.
Watch For A Peak In Consumer Sentiment
The NAAIM Exposure Index reading of 98.3% is approaching overly bullish sentiment on the part of institutional active managers.
Respect The Predictive Power Of An Inverted Yield Curve
There are a few events in investing that have a high likelihood of being good predictors of the equity market's future direction, like, stock prices follow earnings, market breadth leads price, or an inverted yield curve leads economic weakness.
Yet To Break The Bull Market Record
As this current bull market ages, it has yet to break the longest bull on record that ran a total of 4,494 days.
Near Record Small Business Optimism
The consecutive strong month of reported sales gains after years of low or negative numbers. A net 35% of owners expect better business conditions, ticking up two points from June.
Is Korea Equity Market Weakness A Precursor To Weakness In U.S. Markets?
The KOSPI Index performance is a reflection of the health of the global economy and can serve as a leading indicator to U.S. equity market performance.
Another Highly Optimistic Business Owners' Survey
Small business owners are more optimistic than at any point in the 15-year history of the Index. The index level high of 118 surpasses the prior high of 114 reached in 2006.
Sentiment Measures Not At Extremes
Today's American Association of Individual Investors Sentiment Survey report shows bullish sentiment increased over seven percentage points to 36.36%.
A Strategy Based On Stock Buybacks Continues To Underperform
It seems one key focus of recent commentary has been the buyback activity by companies due to the cash flow benefit resulting from the tax cuts passed late last year.
François Trahan: Cycle Peak Leading To Change In Leadership
Co-Head of Portfolio Strategy at Cornerstone Macro, François Trahan, believes at this point in the cycle investors should focus their efforts on growth companies.
Is The Value Style Really In Favor Now?
The extent to which growth has dominated has certainly been a little surprising.
Small Caps Beginning To Exhibit Weakness
Small caps can be viewed as a 'risk on' asset class. For the month to date time period in July though, small cap stocks have begun to exhibit some relative weakness versus large cap stocks.
Hard To Find Much Bad News
Overall, much of the economic and company news seems highly positive.
Consumers Are Buying
On a year over year basis total retail sales increased 6.6% as of the end of June.
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