04-APRIL 13-2021

Good morning. The stock market is forward-looking.  And it’s been looking forward to this earnings season.  It’s a chance for companies to report solid numbers for the first quarter of 2021.  Earnings are expected to not only be good compared to the 4th quarter, but will also provide a strong view relative to the first […]

04-APRIL 06-2021

Good morning. Entire trading strategies have been built around a reversion to the mean.  That can be done with a long-term outlook, like the famous Dogs of the Dow Strategy that rebalances every year.  Traders looking for oversold sectors are also betting that even a sector that’s going down over time may have some big […]

03-MARCH 30-2021

Good morning. Stocks sold off Monday on news that a few banks and hedge funds had been dealing with some liquidity issues in recent sessions.  That’s caused a handful of stocks to show some big declines in the past few trading days.  It’s also similar to the market selloff seen in January during the first […]

03-MARCH 23-2021

Good morning. A lot has been made about rising interest rates.  One point that hasn’t gotten as much attention is to the yield curve.  The yield curve is simply a measure of what interest rates prevail at variously-dated Treasuries.  A healthy curve, like the one we have now, is rising, with investors demanding higher rates […]

03-MARCH 16-2021

Good morning. The third stimulus check of the pandemic, totaling up to $1,400, has started to hit bank accounts.  With markets closed, the real action was on Coinbase, where buyers bid up Bitcoin to a new high of over $60,000 before a pullback. While the market was expected to rally, trading was muted.  Why?  A […]

03-MARCH 09-2021

Good morning. For a few weeks, the stock market seemed concerned with rising interest rates on bonds.  In particular, the 10-year Treasury seemed like it would hit 1.5 percent and havoc would unleash. 1.5 percent was hit.  And now yields are closer to 1.6 percent.  That’s still not a huge return for giving Uncle Sam […]

03-MARCH 02-2021

Good morning. Technical analysis can often provide investors with a number of potential pivot points in the market. While not accurate 100 percent of the time, but helpful with short-term trading, the past few months have given a strong clue as to when markets will rise again. On Friday, the S&P 500 closed the day […]