Key Stock Indices

Key stock indices are the main barometers of the market’s health. The key stock indices are the ones that most investors pay attention to when trying to understand where the market stands. For the U.S., the key stock indices include the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500. But the key stock indices can also include sub-groups that are crucial to a healthy market, such as the Dow Jones Transportation Index. In every country, there are key stock indices that one can follow to better understand the health of that country’s market.


Stock Market: Two Charts That Spell Disaster Ahead

By Monday, August 24, 2015
Stock MarketFor years, the correlation between copper prices and the stock market has been a reliable leading indicator of where stock prices are headed. The chart below plots daily copper prices (brown line), the S&P 500 (green line), and the correlation between the two (black line at the bottom of the chart) going all the way back to 2002. Please.

Stock Market: Smart Money’s Quiet Massive Exodus

By Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Stock Market Smart MoneyTwo weeks ago, I wrote about how investors are exiting the stock market. That situation has now gotten worse. Investors, especially what is referred to as the “smart money,” are making a beeline for the stock market exit door. From the chart below of the National Association of Active Investment Managers Exposure Index, you can see.

Stock Market: Hold the Door Open, I Can’t Get Out Fast Enough

By Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Stock Market InvestorsSince the beginning of 2015, I have been warning the stock market would fall hard this year. I was so convinced about it, I produced a video called “The Great Crash of 2015,” which has gone out to millions of people. My “2015 Stock Market Outlook” (which was quite negative) that I posted on YouTube in January of this year has been a .

Stock Market Top: Three Things Investors Need to Know About It

By Friday, August 7, 2015
Stock Market: Broad Market Sell-Off Here No matter how you look at it, the U.S. stock market is a dangerous place to be right now. In the chart below of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, pay attention to the circled area. Dow Jones Industrial Average Chart Chart Courtesy of www.StockCharts.com Of importance to note, the Dow Jones Industrial Average now trades well below its 50-day moving average and its 200-day .

Corporate Earnings: Second Quarter 2015 Worst Since 2009

By Friday, July 31, 2015
Corporate EarningsAs of July 24, 187 companies in the S&P 500 have reported their corporate earnings. For these 187 companies, their average decline in earnings has been 2.2%. If this is the final number, then it will be the biggest decline in quarterly earnings for the S&P 500 since 2009. (Source: FactSet, July 24, 2015.) But it may get worse. Only.
Sep. 1, 2015
Trailing 12-month EPS for Dow Jones companies (Most Recent Quarter) $1014.15
Trailing 12-month Price/earnings multiple (Most Recent Quarter)

17.44

Dow Jones Industrial Average Dividend Yield 2.71%
10-year U.S. Treasury Yield 2.14%

Immediate term outlook:
The bear market rally in stocks that started in March 2009, extended because of unprecedented central bank money printing, is coming to an end. Gold bullion is up $1,000 an ounce since we first recommended it in 2002 and we are still bullish on the physical metal.

Short-to-medium term outlook:
World economies are entering their slowest growth period since 2009. The Chinese economy grew last year at its slowest pace in 24 years. Japan is in recession. The eurozone is in depression. With almost half the S&P 500 companies deriving revenue outside the U.S., slower world economic growth will negatively impact revenue and earnings growth of American companies. Domestically, America’s gross domestic product grew by only a meager 2.3% in the second quarter, which will negatively impact an already overpriced equity market.

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