Rare Technical Signal

Since broad domestic equity indices posted a bottom on March 23rd, they have not looked back. In fact, the S&P 500, Nasdaq Composite, and Dow Jones Industrial Average have each rebounded with price returns in excess of 30%.

As a result of this upward movement a number of indicators have turned positive. What does this mean longer term for equity markets?

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AVC Webinar

Friday Investment Talk: US Market Update, Diversification, and Asian Market Opportunities

We have a just launched the first session of our new weekly “Friday Investment Talk” series. This week Alan, Mike, and I discuss the continuation of the bull market’s posture. Mike speaks of how client’s ‘fear of missing out’ leads to overly concentrated portfolios. Alan highlights how the recent Chinese sell off could be a buying opportunity, as other Asian markets look strong.

dividend stocks perform better

New Research: Dividend Investing

This is the first of a new series of monthly research articles designed to help investors build high quality dividend growth stock portfolios for the long term.

AVC Advisory’s Dividend Investing
Research (DIR) uses momentum trading strategies to identify which dividend securities are trading in a positive manner relative to both the market and other income investements.

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COVID and gold

COVID Emergency Funds, the Price of Gold, and the Stock Market

Having one’s cake and not eating it. When I came to Russia, my first summer was hot and sunny and I took to cycling, exploring the city’s cycle paths, one of my favourites being the one that runs along Bolshaya Nikitskaya up to the Garden Ring. For those unfamiliar, the Garden Ring is a ring Read more ➝

US markets year to date (YTD)

April Outlook: Bear Market Bounce

Everyone seems to be hoping for the stock market to find support here, already so much damage has been done.

A great deal of uncertainty remains for the world economy and health crisis. April looks like a good time for a bear market bounce.

Further out, investors should experience a rough ride in the market this year with quite a bit of choppy trading.

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Bull Trap

A Bull Trap?

Today, US stocks were finally able to stage a rally that lasted from opening bell to the close. That has not been the case for a very long time.

Remember, a one day move does not make a trend. We need to see if the bulls can even hold this rally for more than a day. Our feeling is they likely will be able to.