The market had two positive days in a row. Even with an amazingly bad employment report this morning, the market trades higher today. Other indicators are improving elsewhere, and perhaps a stronger rally could occur.
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.
One of the fastest and most furious declines in stock market history has taken place . While similar declines have occured, they did not come as rapidlynor straight off a new all-time high. we cannot know if we have hit bottom yet – bottoms are only visible with a bit more hindsight. So speculating on the timing of a rebound, rally and recovery needs some leadership response.
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.
Volaitlity is spiking to levels not seen since 2008. Should long-term minded investors run for shelter?
With no light at the end of the tunnel these bleak times seem desperate. But what happens usually after VIX spikes like the one we are currently experiencing? We look at the months and years after intense volaitility to find solace in the future of the economy.
After the close on Thursday, the main US markets entered a bear market for the first time in 11 years. A simple virus killed the bull.
How long do bear markets last, and are they always accompanied by a recession? We take a look at history to find answers.
Volatility in the US has exploded, throwing the markets into disarray. The intermediate-term trend is bearish, with extreme oversold conditions likely to produce sharp, but short-lived, rallies. We will look at some important indicators to see how oversold the markets are and what usually happens at times when markets sell off quickly.
Large daily moves in both directions of 2-5% and huge intraday swings have taken a toll on markets and psyches. But the February 28 low has held through this week’s wild swings.
According to sector seasonality, there are two sectors that begin their seasonally favorable periods in March: High-Tech and Utilities.
Unlike weather and the biblical tales, stock markets in March usually start with stability and turn wild with volatility towards the end.
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.