Ray Dalio suggests gifting gold coins for Christmas, while investors set records for ETF inflows in 2021. ESG ETFs grew while IPO ETFs underperform. Markets sold off in December providing a bullish setup in two pet supply companies as put/call ratios roll over to buy signals for the S&P 500 index. Beware of mid-term US Read more ➝
Energy markets look to be in a long term bull market with continued strength in oil prices fueling additional exploration. Real Estate prices for residential housing are rising faster than rents. Likely rents will play catch up in 2022. Sector rotation towards quality and low volatility is taking place since the Federal Reserve has began Read more ➝
US markets were top performers in 2021. Fed tapering became the year’s theme as inflation began showing up in the Spring. Bonds sold off, and yields rose. Chinese companies suffered as a crackdown on foreign listed stocks erupted in Q3. The US maintains its top ranking of all equity markets going into 2022.
Post-election year Decembers are weaker than in other years. There are plenty of bullish days towards the end of the month that investors can take advantage of.
After visiting the Money Show annual conference in Las Vegas, we review Bloomberg’s ‘Hot ETFs’ list – ETFs likely to grab investors attention through the rest of 2021. Then we turn to Europe to look how natural gas prices have soared this year, putting pressure on European households headed into the winter months. Back in Read more ➝
As the US and many other countries discuss raising individual income taxes, private placement life insurance comes again into focus. Its always been a mechanism to legally hide investments from taxes, but now it is receiving a renewed interest from even less wealthy individuals. A bullish fund manager feels a return to normalcy will send Read more ➝
End of summer, back to school, and end of Q3 have created problems for markets in the past. Will history repeat this year?
July Job’s Data usually is negative for the market. Seasonal bullishness in tech stocks starts soon, but the market needs to pullback for a better entry.
Technical market indicators are weakening as August approaches. Post Election Year weakness is likely to arise in the next two months.
August is usually a weak month for investors. Post-election year Augusts are no different.