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S&P 500 Bull Market Addicted to Mediocrity

By Thursday, April 30, 2015

Bull marketIncome-starved investors are helping prop up the long-in-the-tooth bull market (up 220% since 2009) on the S&P 500. How else can you explain the support the S&P 500 has found in the face of a really mediocre earnings season? The only way is if investors think it’s a good thing that more than half of S&P 500 companies are reporting sales below estimates to date.Bull Market Fuelled by Lower . Read More

Bull Market Over? These Stock Market Trends Say No

By Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Bull marketWith the Federal Reserve waiting to change the interest rate cycle, the saving grace for the stock market is that the central bank will only do so if the economic and inflationary data is strong enough.Last year, investor sentiment reacted positively to the potential for changes in monetary policy. If economic growth was improving, an increasing cost of capital is natural.What Are Earnings Telling Us?We’ve seen the. Read More

Stock Market Slowdown: Soft Data, Earnings Signaling Bull Market End?

By Monday, April 6, 2015

Stock market bull and bearA lot of economic news has been coming in softer of late and it’s affecting the stock market. That is to say that the data are often just slightly below existing Wall Street consensus.Stocks have been churning all year and the market’s lack of direction is a result of all the usual suspects: the Federal Reserve, oil prices, global economic news, and geopolitical events.Now that we’re on the. Read More

NIKE Stock to Outperform Market in 2015

By Monday, March 23, 2015

Nike Stock to outperformGoing back to the lackluster corporate earnings from early reporters that I talked about in my last article, today, I’m taking a closer look at NIKE, Inc. (NKE), which appears to be outperforming the market so far in 2015.Current Economic and Stock Market ActionIn the fourth quarter of 2014, corporate earnings didn’t particularly sway market sentiment. For the most part, investors just yawned at the. Read More

Why Fed’s Interest Rate Increase Won’t Cause a Stock Market Collapse

By Friday, March 13, 2015

Rising interest ratesWith the broader stock market gyrating based on expectations of the Federal Reserve’s possible interest rate increase, the NASDAQ Biotechnology index and Russell 2000 are still holding up near their highs. A closer look at the current market dynamics suggests rising interest rates won’t be the cause of a stock market collapse.Stock Markets Still PositiveThe Dow Jones Transportation Average is in consolidation (since December of last year), down. Read More

Bull Market to Continue on Near-Term Price Strength

By Friday, November 21, 2014

Bull Market to Continue on Near-Term Price StrengthThere is plenty of price strength in this bull market. It’s still coming from transportation stocks and dividend-paying blue chips.There’s also been continued price strength among home improvement retailers. Lowes Companies, Inc. (LOW) recently soared on the stock market after beating Wall Street consensus with its latest earnings report. The stock has been on a tear over the last couple of years, just like The Home Depot, Inc. (HD).. Read More

How the Markets Will Close Out 2014

By Friday, October 31, 2014

Markets Will Close Out 2014Credit card companies are some of the best indicators in the global economy. Visa Inc. (V) just reported a pretty decent quarter. While earnings were down comparatively due to a one-time charge, adjusted earnings handily beat consensus.The company’s fiscal fourth quarter came in solid, with growth of 10% on a constant dollar basis to $3.2 billion compared to the same quarter last year.Recently, the company increased its quarterly. Read More

India Buying 450% More Gold?

By Monday, October 27, 2014

How Can Gold Prices Possibly Go DownThe demand and supply situation for gold bullion, something I’ve often talked about in these pages, has taken a new course…one very favorable to gold bulls like me.Gold buying in India is up 450% in the first nine months of 2014 compared to the first nine months of 2013. (Source: Government of India, October 14, 2014.) The jump in gold bullion buying in India is related to the easing. Read More

What the Fear Index Is Telling Us About Stocks Now

By Friday, October 17, 2014

Why This Stock Market Rout Is Here to StayOver the past few months, I warned my readers the stock market had become a risky place to be. While I also suggested euphoria could bring the market higher than most thought possible—to the point of irrationality—the bubble has now burst. Key stock indices are falling and fear among investors is rising quickly.Please look at the chart below of the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) Volatility Index (VIX). This. Read More

The Stocks to Watch as Small-Caps Stall

By Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Stocks to Watch as Small-Caps StallDespite the choppy trading action before the end of the third quarter, a lot of the market’s best stocks are still ticking higher. And the positive trading action remains especially prevalent with large-caps and dividend-paying blue chips.Big investors want earnings reliability and dividend income in a slow-growth environment. It’s a trend that began with the stock market’s breakout at the beginning of 2013 and it still has legs right. Read More

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From: Michael Lombardi, MBA
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