December is now the number three S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrials month since 1950, averaging gains of 1.5% on each index.
The best six months of the year for certain US stock indexes has ended. A defensive stance is warranted as the summer months arrive.
After stocks suffer large declines, certain companies perform better during a rebound. Besides focusing on timing the bottom, investors need to know what is likely to perform best. We show some historical statistics to get investors ready.
Large Cap stocks make up most of the gains this year, far outpacing smaller stocks. A reversal of this trend could come soon, in March even.
Novemeber is tracking the seasonal patterns very closely. We still expect a mild pullback early next week, but from then on we are likely to see post-Thanksgiving gains. Early December can be disappointing for bullish traders, but as Christmas approaches the bulls come back to the parade.
Suddenly, the market turns bullish. The seasonal bull run has begun and investors are jumping in.
The Seasonal Buy Signal is on Hold. The bull market is still in waiting.
Below we show a correlation matrix of some of the more popular US ETFs. As a reminder, the closer the correlation is to +1 the stronger the positive relationship. And the closer the number to —1 the stronger the negative relationship. How can we use this knowledge? Two ways: Diversification. One of the tenants of Read more ➝
With the end of Friday’s trading session, we closed out Q2 2019. As we do each quarter, we wanted to take this opportunity to summarize the performance of various asset classes using ETF proxies.