Market Theory: The Waiting Game Continues
In this podcast, Nyle reviews the continued waiting game as investors have backed off the high-speed pace of Q4 2016. The question is, what are they waiting for and what does this mean to your account? Well, you will just have to listen to the podcast!
Can We Trust Market Barometers?
Listen to this blog post! Investment companies spend billions for their research department to identify risk and opportunities in the stock market. Analysts work fervently studying trading activity, market cycles, and economic trends to determine a repeatable pattern (barometer) that when duplicated can be an accurate predictor of a future direction. In many cases, once […]
PODCAST – Ep 18, Correlation Chaos & the Invisible American
In this podcast, Nyle breaks down the disconnected correlation issues in the equities market. Nyle also covers housing, conflicts, and other FUN things
Market Theory: How the Past May Predict the Future
There are many theories about where the market could head. The mainstream Efficient Market Hypothesis (EMH), which is taught in Econ 101 classes around the
*Market Update* Will 2017 Knockout Index Funds?
We have been writing about the changes in the US equities market since the election (here, here, here, and here). In our update titled, “From Dow to Infinity,” December 12, 2016, we illustrated many economic fundamentals reversed during the summer years of stagnation and the stock rally and bond market selloff since the election is based on sustainable improvements. Our view is the election was a catalyst vs. an impetus to the rally meaning it added to an already improving economy instead of being the sole source of optimism.
PODCAST – Ep 17, Gold Is the WORST Investment Ever
Don’t shoot the messenger! Every good investor should do their best to remove their bias, and focus on the cold hard facts. Today, Anton and Nyle discuss one of the most widely discussed investment myths, gold.
Market Update: Unplugged and Disconnected *Finally*
Considering the robust post-election rally, one would anticipate some level of a pullback as investors rebalance their portfolios. However, strong holiday sales paired with positive corporate earnings reports in January might provide more tailwind to the current market landscape.
Market Update: DOW ’til Infinity
As if another unlikely event is possible for 2016, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is only 244 points, or 1.2%, away from breaching 20,000. It only took 38 months for the DJIA to double from 5,000 to 10,000 (11/21/95 to 3/29/99) but due to two major market crashes and six years of stagnant growth the DJIA has yet to double again in more than 17 years. The index annualized compounded return of 4.15% (excluding dividends) since Dow 10,000 has challenged even the most patient buy and hold investors.
Why Us Equities Care Less About Italy’s Vote
Last week, the S&P 500 was unable to hold onto the gains created during Friday’s trading session. Many perceived the slight selloff as trading fatigue caused by the three-week rally. Others stated caution of the Italian constitution referendum that was voted on Sunday. Although this “no” vote is not on par with Britain leaving the EU, it signals that the country could be following that same trajectory.
Video: Off the Charts, Is the Market Acting Funny?
Today, Nyle addresses the elephant in the investing room, does Trump deserve credit for the current market rally? Well, the answer may be more straight forward than you think.