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Market Observations
2024
7/16/2024Growth vs. Value Investing
7/11/2024S&P 500 Index Dividend Payout Profile
7/9/2024S&P 500 Stock Prices Relative To Their All-Time Highs
7/2/2024The Only Constant Is Change
6/27/2024Consumer Delinquency Rates
6/25/2024An Update on Energy-Related Stocks
6/20/2024The Price of Safety
5/31/2024Technology Stocks and Semiconductors
5/23/2024A Snapshot Of The S&P 500 Earnings Beat Rate
5/21/2024S&P 500 Index Earnings & Revenue Growth Rate Estimates
5/16/2024Defensive Sectors and Elevated Inflation
5/14/2024An Update on Covered Call Returns
5/9/2024Crude Oil Prices Remain Below Most Recent Highs
5/7/2024Plenty Of Room For Dividend Growth
5/2/2024Sector Performance Via Market Cap
4/30/2024S&P 500 Index Dividends & Stock Buybacks
4/25/2024Concerned About Keeping Pace With Inflation?
4/23/2024Sell In May and Go Away?
4/18/2024Passive vs. Active Fund Flows
4/9/2024I’ll Just Have Water, Thank You
4/4/2024Gold, Silver, and the Miners
4/2/2024The Only Constant Is Change
3/26/2024Corporate Earnings Estimates Signal Strength Ahead
3/21/2024S&P 500 Stock Prices Relative To Their All-Time Highs
3/19/2024Communication Services Sector Performance Since Inception
3/14/2024Worst-Performing S&P 500 Index Subsectors YTD (Thru 3/12)
3/12/2024Top-Performing S&P 500 Index Subsectors YTD (Thru 3/8)
3/7/2024A Check Up On Health Care
3/5/2024A Snapshot Of The S&P 500 Earnings Beat Rate
2/29/2024S&P 500 Index Earnings & Revenue Growth Rate Estimates
2/27/2024Growth Vs. Value Investing (Small-Caps)
2/15/2024Consumer Delinquency Rates
2/13/2024A Snapshot of Bond Valuations
2/8/2024Consumer Checkup: Aisle 7
2/6/2024Defensive Sectors and Elevated Inflation
2/1/2024S&P 500 Index Dividend Payout Profile
1/30/2024Passive vs. Active Fund Flows
1/25/2024Global Government Bond Yields
1/23/2024Technology Stocks and Semiconductors
1/18/2024The Price of Safety
1/16/2024Sector Performance Via Market Cap
1/11/2024An Update on Covered Call Returns
1/9/2024Stocks In the New Millennium
1/4/2024The Only Constant Is Change
2023
12/12/2023Worst-Performing S&P 500 Index Subsectors YTD (Thru 12/8)
12/7/2023Top-Performing S&P 500 Index Subsectors YTD (Thru 12/5)
12/5/2023Communication Services Sector Performance Since Inception
11/30/2023Sector Performance Via Market Cap
11/28/2023Growth Vs. Value Investing
11/9/2023Crude Oil Prices Remain Below Most Recent Highs
11/7/2023An Update On Energy-Related Stocks
11/2/2023A Snapshot of Bond Valuations
10/31/2023How Bonds Have Fared Since 8/4/20
10/26/2023An Update on Covered Call Returns
10/24/2023Passive vs. Active Fund Flows
10/19/2023The Price of Safety
10/17/2023Defensive Sectors and Elevated Inflation
10/12/2023S&P 500 Index Dividend Payout Profile
10/10/2023S&P 500 Index Dividends & Stock Buybacks
10/5/2023S&P 500 Index Earnings & Revenue Growth Rate Estimates
10/3/2023The Only Constant Is Change
9/28/2023Global Government Bond Yields
9/26/2023Sector Performance Via Market Cap
9/21/2023S&P 500 Index Dividends & Stock Buybacks
9/19/2023S&P 500 Stock Prices Relative To Their All-Time Highs
9/14/2023Worst-Performing S&P 500 Index Subsectors YTD (Thru 9/12)
9/12/2023Top-Performing S&P 500 Index Subsectors YTD (Thru 9/8)
9/7/2023Crude Oil Prices Remain Below Most Recent Highs
8/29/2023S&P 500 Stock Prices Relative To Their All-Time Highs
8/24/2023An Update On Energy-Related Stocks
8/22/2023Finally, A Real Yield!
8/17/2023Growth Vs. Value Investing (Small-Caps)
8/15/2023Growth Vs. Value Investing
8/14/2023Week of August 14th
8/10/2023Defensive Sectors and Elevated Inflation
8/8/2023A Snapshot Of The S&P 500 Index Earnings Beat Rate
8/3/2023Consumer Default Rates
8/1/2023Consumer Checkup: Aisle 7
7/27/2023A Snapshot of Bond Valuations
7/25/2023The Price of Safety
7/20/2023One Measure of Corporate Cash Holdings
7/18/2023S&P 500 Index Earnings & Revenue Growth Rate Estimates
7/13/2023Worth the Risk?
7/11/2023S&P 500 Index Dividends & Stock Buybacks
7/6/2023The Only Constant Is Change…Usually
6/29/2023Passive vs. Active Fund Flows
6/27/2023Biotechnology Stocks Still At Reasonable Valuations
6/22/2023A Check Up On Health Care
6/20/2023Sector Performance Via Market Cap
6/15/2023Worst-Performing S&P 500 Index Subsectors YTD (Thru 6/13)
6/13/2023Top-Performing S&P 500 Index Subsectors YTD (Thru 6/9)
5/25/2023Global Equity Returns Spanning The COVID-19 Pandemic
5/23/2023An Update On Energy-Related Stocks
5/18/2023Global Government Bond Yields
5/16/2023Real Rate Of The 10-Year Treasury Note
5/11/2023International Revenues By Sector
5/9/2023Recession? Don’t Ask The Equity Markets…
5/4/2023What’s Going On With the Dollar?
5/2/2023An Update On Covered Call Returns
4/27/2023S&P 500 Index Dividend Payout Profile
4/25/2023Sector Performance Via Market Cap
4/21/2023Technology Stocks And Semiconductors
4/18/2023A Snapshot of Bond Valuations
4/13/2023Growth Vs. Value Investing
4/11/2023Sell In May And Go Away?
4/6/2023S&P 500 Index Dividends & Stock Buybacks
4/4/2023The Only Constant Is Change
3/30/2023One Measure Of Corporate Cash Holdings
3/28/2023Money Market Fund Assets Hit New All-Time High
3/23/2023Worst-Performing S&P 500 Index Subsectors YTD (Thru 3/21)
3/21/2023Top-Performing S&P 500 Index Subsectors YTD (Thru 3/17)
3/16/2023Every Year Looks Volatile Compared To 2017
3/14/2023How Bonds Have Fared Since 8/4/20
3/9/2023A Snapshot Of The S&P 500 Index Earnings Beat Rate
3/8/2023Passive vs. Active Fund Flows
3/2/2023A Snapshot Of The U.S. Dollar
2/28/2023S&P 500 Index Earnings & Revenue Growth Rate Estimates
2/23/2023Growth vs. Value Investing (Small-Caps)
2/21/2023Not Out Of The Woods Yet
2/16/2023Not Like The Others
2/14/2023The Consumer Gets Some Love
2/9/2023A Challenging Situation
2/7/2023Losing Money Safely
2/2/2023Just What The Doctor Ordered
1/31/2023Your Cash Ain’t Nothing But Trash
1/26/2023Standing On A Knife-Edge
1/24/2023Uncharted Waters
1/19/2023Sector Performance Via Market Cap
1/17/2023A Snapshot of Bond Valuations
1/12/2023This Covered Call Index Tends To Outperform The S&P 500 When Returns Are Modest Or Down
1/10/2023A Global Snapshot Of Government Bond Yields
1/5/2023A Snapshot Of How Stocks Have Performed So Far This Millennium
1/3/2023The Only Constant Is Change
2022
12/15/2022This Covered Call Index Tends To Outperform The S&P 500 When Returns Are Modest Or Down
12/13/2022A Snapshot of Gold, Silver And The Miners
12/8/2022How Communication Services Has Fared Since Its Inception (September 2018)
12/6/2022A Global Snapshot Of Equity Returns Spanning The COVID-19 Pandemic
12/1/2022How Defensive Sectors Have Fared During Periods Of Elevated Inflation
11/29/2022S&P 500 Index Dividend Payout Profile
11/22/2022Some Perspective On The S&P 500 Index’s Dividend Yield
11/17/2022A Snapshot Of Bond Valuations
11/15/2022A Snapshot of Bond Yields
11/10/2022Worst-Performing S&P 500 Index Subsectors YTD (Thru 11/8)
11/8/2022Top-Performing S&P 500 Index Subsectors YTD (Thru 10/31)
11/3/2022S&P 500 Index Earnings & Revenue Growth Rate Estimates
11/1/2022A Snapshot of Growth vs. Value Investing
10/27/2022How Bonds Have Fared Since 8/4/20
10/25/2022A Global Snapshot Of Government Bond Yields
10/20/2022The Price Of Crude Oil Is Well Off Its Recent Peak
10/18/2022Passive vs. Active Fund Flows
10/13/2022The Price Of Natural Gas Is Up But Plenty Volatile
10/11/2022Stock Buybacks by Sector
10/6/2022S&P 500 Index Dividends Set New Record While Buybacks Drop
10/4/2022The Only Constant Is Change
9/29/2022A Global Snapshot Of Equity Returns Spanning The COVID-19 Pandemic
9/27/2022How Bonds Have Fared Since 8/4/20
9/22/2022A Global Snapshot Of Government Bond Yields
9/20/2022How Defensive Sectors Have Fared During Periods Of Elevated Inflation
9/15/2022One Way To View Energy-Related Stocks
9/13/2022A Snapshot of Growth vs. Value Investing
9/8/2022A Snapshot Of Homebuilder-Related Stocks
9/6/2022A Snapshot Of Bond Yields
9/1/2022A Snapshot Of The S&P 500 Index Earnings Beat Rate
8/30/2022A Snapshot Of The U.S. Dollar
8/25/2022Technology Has Been The “Gold Standard” For Decades
8/23/2022A Global Snapshot Of Equity Returns Spanning The COVID-19 Pandemic
8/18/2022A Global Snapshot Of Government Bond Yields
8/16/2022Sector Performance Via Market Cap. (2020-2021 and YTD-8/12/22)
8/11/2022How Bonds Have Fared Since 8/4/20
8/9/2022A Snapshot Of Gold, Silver And The Miners
8/4/2022One Way To View Consumer Stocks
8/2/2022S&P 500 Index Earnings & Revenue Growth Rates
7/28/2022Worst-Performing S&P 500 Index Subsectors YTD (Thru 7/26)
7/26/2022Ecommerce Sales Trending Higher
7/21/2022A Snapshot Of Bond Valuations
7/19/2022Passive vs. Active Fund Flows
7/14/2022A Snapshot of Growth vs. Value Investing
7/12/2022S&P 500 Index Dividend Payout Profile
7/7/2022Every Year Looks Volatile Compared To 2017
7/5/2022The Only Constant Is Change
6/30/2022The Real Rate of Return on the 10-Year Treasury Note
6/28/2022S&P 500 Index Earnings & Revenue Growth Rate
6/23/2022How Bonds Have Fared Since 8/4/20
6/21/2022S&P 500 Index Dividends And Buybacks Still Setting Records
6/16/2022Sector Performance Via Market Cap. (2020-2021 and YTD-6/14/22)
6/14/2022The Buy And Hold Investment Strategy Is Not Dead
6/9/2022A Global Snapshot Of Government Bond Yields
6/7/2022Top-Performing S&P 500 Index Subsectors YTD (Thru 5/31)
6/2/2022A Snapshot Of The U.S. Dollar
5/31/2022A Snapshot Of Gold, Silver And The Miners
5/26/2022A Snapshot Of Growth vs. Value Investing (Small-Caps)
5/24/2022A Snapshot Of Bond Valuations
5/19/2022A Snapshot of Growth vs. Value Investing
5/17/2022A Global Snapshot Of Equity Returns Spanning The COVID-19 Pandemic
5/12/2022How Defensive Sectors Have Fared During Periods Of Elevated Inflation
5/10/2022Money Market Fund Assets Remain Elevated
5/5/2022This Covered Call Index Tends To Outperform The S&P 500 When Returns Are Modest Or Down
5/3/2022Sector Performance Via Market Cap. (2020-2021 and YTD-4/29/22)
4/28/2022S&P 500 Index Earnings & Revenue Growth Rate
4/26/2022How Bonds Have Fared Since 8/4/20
4/21/2022Passive vs. Active Fund Flows
4/19/2022One Measure Of Corporate Cash Holdings
4/14/2022Consider The Potential Opportunity Costs Before You Sell In May And Go Away!
4/13/2022Issue 89, April 2022
4/12/2022A Snapshot Of Bond Valuations
4/7/2022S&P 500 Index Dividends And Buybacks At Record Highs
4/5/2022The Only Constant Is Change
3/31/2022Passive Investment Vehicles Have Posted The Strongest Asset Growth Since The End of 2007
3/29/2022The Real Rate of Return on the 10-Year Treasury Note
3/24/2022The Buy And Hold Investment Strategy Is Not Dead
3/22/2022A Global Snapshot Of Government Bond Yields
3/17/2022How Bonds Have Fared Since 8/4/20
3/15/2022A Snapshot of Growth vs. Value Investing
3/10/2022Sector Performance Via Market Cap. (2020-2021 and YTD-3/9/22)
3/8/2022A Perspective On Crude Oil Prices
3/3/2022A Snapshot Of The U.S. Dollar
3/1/2022A Snapshot Of Bond Valuations
2/24/2022A Snapshot Of The Last Four 10%-Plus Declines In The S&P 500 Index
2/22/2022A Snapshot Of Gold, Silver And The Miners
2/17/2022Top-Performing S&P 500 Index Subsectors YTD (Thru 2/15)
2/15/2022Rising Bond Yields And Stock Performance
2/10/2022This Covered Call Index Tends To Outperform The S&P 500 When Returns Are Modest Or Down
2/8/2022S&P 500 Index Earnings & Revenue Growth Rate Projections
2/3/2022S&P 500 Index Dividend Payout Profile
2/1/2022A Global Snapshot Of Government Bond Yields
1/27/2022Sector Performance Via Market Cap. (2020-2021 and YTD-1/25/22)
1/25/2022How Bonds Have Fared Since 8/4/20
1/20/2022Passive vs. Active Fund Flows
1/18/2022A Snapshot of Growth vs. Value Investing
1/13/2022The Real Rate Of Return On The 10-Year Treasury Note
1/11/2022Every Year Looks Volatile Compared To 2017
1/6/2022A Snapshot Of How Stocks Have Performed So Far This Millennium
1/4/2022The Only Constant Is Change
2021
12/16/2021A Snapshot Of Bond Valuations
12/14/2021The S&P 500 Index Is On Pace To Post Its Third Consecutive Double-Digit Gain
12/9/2021A Snapshot Of Gold, Silver And The Miners
12/7/2021A Look Back At The Top-Performing S&P 500 Index Subsectors In 2013
12/2/2021A Snapshot Of The S&P 500 Index Earnings Beat Rate
11/30/2021S&P 500 Index Earnings & Revenue Growth Rate Projections
11/23/2021A Global Snapshot Of Equity Returns Spanning The COVID-19 Pandemic
11/18/2021How Bonds Have Fared Since 8/4/20
11/16/2021How Defensive Sectors Have Fared During Periods Of Elevated Inflation
11/11/2021A Snapshot of Growth vs. Value Investing
11/9/2021A Snapshot Of Growth vs. Value Investing (Small-Caps)
11/4/2021A Snapshot Of The U.S. Dollar
11/2/2021Sector Performance Via Market Cap. (2020 Bear Market & New Bull Market)
10/28/2021A Snapshot Of Materials Stocks
10/26/2021The Price Of Crude Oil Has Surged During The COVID-19 Pandemic
10/21/2021Passive vs. Active Fund Flows
10/19/2021A Global Snapshot Of Government Bond Yields
10/14/2021The Price Of Natural Gas Has Surged
10/12/2021Tech Stocks Have Delivered Strong Returns Since The End Of The Financial Crisis-Induced Bear Market
10/7/2021S&P 500 Index Dividend Payout Profile
10/5/2021The Only Constant Is Change
9/30/2021Stock Buybacks by Sector
9/28/2021S&P 500 Index’s Dividend Payout Rebounding From COVID-19 Dip
9/23/2021Low U.S. Consumer Credit Default Rate A Nice Tailwind For Discretionary Stocks
9/21/2021A Snapshot Of Moving Averages
9/16/2021A Snapshot of Growth vs. Value Investing
9/14/2021A Snapshot Of Bond Valuations
9/9/2021Some Perspective On Corrections And Bear Markets
9/7/2021A Snapshot Of Top-Line Growth Projections
9/2/2021September 30, 1981
8/31/2021Many Investors Could Be Underweight U.S. Mid- & Small-Cap Stocks
8/26/2021A Global Snapshot Of Equity Returns Spanning The COVID-19 Pandemic
8/24/2021The Pace Of Growth In Bond Mutual Fund Assets
8/19/2021A Global Snapshot Of Government Bond Yields
8/17/2021Money Market Fund Assets Remain Elevated
8/12/2021Sector Performance Via Market Cap. (2020 Bear Market & New Bull Market)
8/10/2021A Snapshot of Growth vs. Value Investing
8/5/2021How The S&P 500’s Defensive-Oriented Sectors Have Fared
8/3/2021One Measure Of Corporate Cash Holdings
7/29/2021A Snapshot Of Bond Valuations
7/27/2021A Snapshot Of Equity Fund Flows
7/22/2021Every Year Looks Volatile Compared To 2017
7/20/2021Passive vs. Active Fund Flows
7/15/2021Top-Performing S&P 500 Index Subsectors Since 12/14/20
7/13/2021For Those Equity Investors Concerned About Valuation Levels
7/8/2021A Global Snapshot Of Equity Returns Spanning The COVID-19 Pandemic
7/6/2021A Snapshot Of Growth vs. Value Investing (Small-Caps)
7/1/2021The Only Constant Is Change
6/29/2021The Real Rate of Return on the 10-Year Treasury Note Posts Sharp Decline
6/24/2021A Snapshot Of Gold, Silver And The Miners
6/22/2021Dividends And Stock Buybacks Are In Recovery Mode
6/17/2021How Internet Stocks Have Fared Since The End Of 2002
6/15/2021How Bonds Have Fared Since 8/4/20
6/10/2021A Snapshot Of The Growth In ETF/ETP Assets
6/8/2021A Snapshot of Growth vs. Value Investing
6/3/2021The Buy And Hold Investment Strategy Is Not Dead!
6/1/2021A Snapshot Of The U.S. Dollar
5/27/2021S&P 500 Index Dividend Payout Profile
5/25/2021Sector Performance Via Market Cap. (2020 Bear Market & New Bull Market)
5/20/2021How Bonds Have Fared In This Millennium
5/18/2021This Covered Call Index Tends To Outperform The S&P 500 When Stock Returns Are Modest Or Negative
5/13/2021Commodities Are Garnering More Attention From Investors
5/11/2021How Communication Services Has Fared Since Its Inception (September 2018)
5/6/2021A Global Snapshot Of Government Bond Yields
5/4/2021A Snapshot Of Bond Valuations
4/29/2021Comparing Two Major Recoveries: Technology vs. Financials
4/27/2021A Global Snapshot Of Equity Returns Spanning The COVID-19 Pandemic
4/22/2021A Snapshot Of Homebuilder-Related Stocks
4/20/2021A Snapshot of Growth vs. Value Investing
4/15/2021Consumer Disc. Has Consistently Outperformed Staples And The Broader Market Over The Long-Term
4/13/2021Consider The Potential Opportunity Costs Before You Sell In May And Go Away!
4/8/2021The Real Rate of Return on the 10-Year Treasury Note is Essentially Zero
4/6/2021How Bonds Have Fared Since 8/4/20
4/1/2021The Only Constant Is Change…Usually
3/30/2021A Snapshot Of The U.S. Dollar
3/25/2021Sector Performance Via Market Capitalization (1-Year Anniversary Of The End Of The Bear Market)
3/23/2021Passive Investment Vehicles Have Posted The Strongest Asset Growth Since The End of 2007
3/18/2021A Snapshot Of Two Cyclical Sectors
3/16/2021A Snapshot Of Bond Valuations
3/11/2021The Climate For U.S. Crude Oil
3/9/2021Top-Performing S&P 500 Index Subsectors Since 12/14/20
3/4/2021How U.S. Stocks Have Fared Over The Past 21 Years
3/2/2021How Bonds Have Fared Since 8/4/20
2/25/2021A Snapshot of Growth vs. Value Investing
2/23/2021A Global Snapshot Of Government Bond Yields
2/18/2021September 30, 1981
2/16/2021Sector Performance Via Market Capitalization
2/11/2021Tech Stocks Have Delivered Strong Returns Since The End Of The Financial Crisis-Induced Bear Market
2/9/2021A Snapshot Of Growth vs. Value Investing (Small-Caps)
2/4/2021Assets Held By Equity ETFs And Equity Mutual Funds Have Surged
2/2/2021The Great Rotation Out Of Bond Mutual Funds Never Happened
1/28/2021A Snapshot Of Stock Performance Relative To Historical U.S. Inflation Rates
1/26/2021The Tech Sector Has Been The “Gold Standard” For 15 Years
1/21/2021Passive vs. Active Fund Flows
1/19/2021One Measure Of Corporate Cash Holdings
1/14/2021Every Year Looks Volatile Compared To 2017
1/12/2021A Snapshot Of Bond Valuations
1/7/2021A Snapshot Of How Stocks Have Performed So Far In This Millennium
1/5/2021The Only Constant Is Change
2020
12/17/2020Commodity Prices Rising As The U.S. Dollar Falls
12/15/2020A 20-Year Snapshot Of Bond Yields
12/10/2020The Pop In Treasury Returns Likely Not Sustainable
12/8/2020A Snapshot of Growth vs. Value Investing
12/3/2020A Snapshot Of Top-Line Growth Projections
12/1/2020Homebuilder-Related Stocks Have Finally Surpassed Their 2005 Peak
11/24/2020Betas Can Help Match One’s Equity Holdings With One’s Risk Tolerance
11/19/2020A Snapshot Of The S&P 500 Index Earnings Beat Rate
11/17/2020A Snapshot Of The U.S. Dollar
11/12/2020Every Year Looks Volatile Compared To 2017
11/10/2020A Snapshot Of Gold, Silver And The Miners
11/5/2020Sector Performance Via Market Capitalization (Since Trump Was Elected)
11/3/2020Passive vs. Active Fund Flows
10/29/2020The Real Rate of Return on the 10-Year Treasury Note is Negative
10/27/2020A Snapshot of Growth vs. Value Investing
10/22/2020S&P 500 Index Dividend Payout Profile
10/20/2020How Stocks Have Fared Since Donald J. Trump Was Elected President
10/15/2020Low U.S. Consumer Credit Default Rate A Nice Tailwind For Discretionary Stocks
10/13/2020A Global Snapshot Of Government Bond Yields
10/8/2020Many Investors Could Be Underweight U.S. Mid- & Small-Cap Stocks
10/6/2020The Only Constant Is Change
10/1/2020Top-Performing S&P 500 Index Subsectors In 2020
9/29/2020A Snapshot Of Bond Valuations
9/24/2020Sector Performance Via Market Capitalization (Year-to-Date)
9/22/2020S&P 500 Index Dividend Payout Holding Up But Stock Buybacks Plunge
9/17/2020One Way To Potentially Keep Pace With Rising Health Care Costs
9/15/2020A Global Snapshot Of Equity Returns During The COVID-19 Pandemic
9/10/2020A Performance Snapshot Of Three Traditional Wealth-Building Asset Classes
9/8/2020Natural Gas Prices Have Surged Of Late
9/3/2020A Snapshot of Growth vs. Value Investing
9/1/2020A Snapshot Of Moving Averages
8/27/2020E-Commerce Sales Are Thriving
8/25/2020How Bonds Have Fared During The Rebound In The Stock Market
8/20/2020How Stocks Have Fared In The First Year Of A Four-Year Presidential Term
8/18/2020Homebuilder-Related Stocks Closing In On 2005 Historical Peak
8/13/2020A Snapshot Of Bond Valuations
8/11/2020Internet Advertising Revenue Still Growing At A Double-Digit Clip
8/6/2020The Action In The Stock Market Has Been Fast And Furious
8/4/2020A Snapshot Of Sector Investing
7/30/2020Every Year Looks Volatile Compared To 2017
7/28/2020A Snapshot Of The U.S. Dollar
7/23/2020A Global Snapshot Of Government Bond Yields
7/21/2020A Snapshot of Growth vs. Value Investing
7/16/2020Passive vs. Active Fund Flows
7/14/2020Sector Performance Via Market Capitalization (Year-to-Date)
7/9/2020A Case For Investing In Two Basic Necessities
7/7/2020U.S. Stocks Have Outperformed Foreign Stocks Since President Trump Was Elected
7/2/2020The Only Constant Is Change
6/30/2020A Snapshot Of Growth vs. Value Investing (Small-Caps)
6/25/2020How Internet Stocks Have Fared Since The End Of 2002
6/23/2020The Tech Sector Has Been The “Gold Standard” For 15 Years
6/18/2020A Snapshot of Health Care Stocks
6/16/2020A Snapshot Of Equity Fund Flows
6/11/2020This Covered Call Index Tends To Outperform The S&P 500 When Stock Returns Are Modest Or Negative
6/9/2020S&P 500 Index Dividend Payout Profile
6/4/2020The Buy And Hold Investment Strategy Is Not Dead!
6/2/2020Passive Investment Vehicles Have Posted The Strongest Asset Growth Since The End Of 2007
5/28/2020A Snapshot Of The Growth In ETF/ETP Assets
5/26/2020How Stocks Have Fared Since Donald J. Trump Was Elected President
5/21/2020A Global Snapshot Of Government Bond Yields
5/19/2020A Snapshot of Growth vs. Value Investing
5/14/2020Many Investors Could Be Underweight U.S. Mid- & Small-Cap Stocks
5/12/2020Money Market Fund Assets Still Trending Higher
5/7/2020A Global Snapshot Of Equity Returns During The COVID-19 Pandemic
5/5/2020A Snapshot Of Moving Averages
4/30/2020The Action In The Stock Market Has Been Fast And Furious
4/28/2020Top-Performing S&P 500 Index Subsectors In 2020
4/23/2020S&P 500 Index Stock Prices Relative To Their 52-Week Highs
4/21/2020Consider The Potential Opportunity Costs Before You Sell In May And Go Away!
4/16/2020The Federal Funds Target Rate Has Come Full Circle
4/14/2020The Only Constant Is Change
4/9/2020A Snapshot Of Bond Valuations
4/7/2020Sector Performance Via Market Capitalization (Since The U.S. Formally Recognized COVID-19)
4/2/2020Money Market Fund Assets Are Surging
3/31/2020Volatility vs. Stock Returns
3/26/2020How The S&P 500 Index Has Fared Since The Onset Of The Coronavirus (COVID-19)
3/24/2020A Snapshot Of Bond Valuations
3/19/2020Trump Rally vs. Trump Tariffs vs. Trump Bear Market
3/17/2020How Bonds Have Fared During The Sell-Off In Stocks
3/12/2020Commodities Can’t Catch A Break
3/10/2020How The S&P 500 Index Has Fared Since The Onset Of The Coronavirus (COVID-19)
3/5/2020A Snapshot Of The U.S. Dollar
3/3/2020A Global Snapshot Of Government Bond Yields
2/27/2020The Climate For U.S. Crude Oil
2/25/2020The Yield On The 10-year Treasury Note Just Revisited Its All-Time Low
2/20/2020Keep An Eye On Gold, Silver And The Miners
2/18/2020S&P 500 Index Earnings & Revenue Growth Rate Projections View
2/13/2020A Snapshot Of Bond Valuations
2/11/2020How Bonds Have Fared Since 10/9/07
2/6/2020Technology Stocks Continue to Deliver Strong Returns for Investors
2/4/2020Many Investors Could Be Underweight Mid- & Small-Cap Stocks
1/30/2020Money Market Fund Assets At Highest Level Since 2009
1/28/2020Homebuilder-Related Stocks Still Below 2005 Historical Peak
1/23/2020Every Year Looks Volatile Compared To 2017
1/21/2020Passive vs. Active Fund Flows
1/16/2020The Only Constant Is Change
1/14/2020Trump Rally (11/8/16-1/10/20) vs. Trump Tariffs (3/8/18-1/10/20)
1/9/2020When Less Can Potentially Bring More
1/7/2020A Snapshot Of How Stocks Have Performed So Far In This Millennium
1/2/2020A Snapshot of Growth vs. Value Investing
2019
12/19/2019Stock Buybacks by Sector
12/17/2019A Snapshot Of FDA Drug Approvals
12/12/2019S&P 500 Index Earnings & Revenue Growth Rate Projections (2020 & 2021)
12/10/2019U.S. Stocks Have Outperformed Foreign Stocks Since President Trump Was Elected
12/5/2019Checking in on the 10-Largest Stocks in the S&P 500 Index
12/3/2019Top-Performing S&P 500 Index Subsectors in 2019
11/26/2019How Stocks Have Fared In Presidential Election Years
11/21/2019Sector Performance Via Market Capitalization (Since Steel/Aluminum Tariffs Enacted)
11/19/2019Still Waiting For The Great Rotation Out Of Bond Mutual Funds
11/14/2019Information Technology + Consumer Discretionary = E-commerce
11/12/2019Equity Investors Opting For Blended Portfolios Over Growth And Value
11/7/2019A Snapshot Of Bond Valuations
11/5/2019This Covered Call Index Tends To Outperform The S&P 500 When Stock Returns Are Modest Or Negative
10/31/2019This Data Does Not Portend A Bear Market In Stocks
10/29/2019Trump Rally (11/8/16-10/28/19) vs. Trump Tariffs (3/8/18-10/28/19)
10/24/2019A Snapshot of Growth vs. Value Investing
10/22/2019Bank Dividend Payouts Are Trending Higher
10/17/2019Yield Spreads Between Government And Municipal Bonds Favors Tax-Frees
10/15/2019A Snapshot of Moving Averages
10/10/2019How Some Major S&P Stock Indices Have Fared Since The 2016 Brexit Vote
10/8/2019The Only Constant Is Change
10/3/2019One Take On The U.S. Dollar
10/1/2019U.S. Retail Investors Seem Committed To Foreign Equities
9/26/2019S&P 500 Index Earnings & Revenue Growth Rate Projections
9/24/2019The Upcoming Winter Heating Season Could Provide A Much Needed Boost To Natural Gas Prices
9/19/2019S&P 500 Index Companies Continue To Reward Shareholders
9/17/2019S&P 500 Index’s Dividend Payout Expected To Set An All-Time High In Q3’19
9/12/2019How U.S. Stocks & Bonds Have Fared Since The Attacks On 9/11
9/10/2019Homebuilder-Related Stocks In Rally Mode In 2019
9/5/2019A Global Snapshot of Government Bond Yields
9/3/2019This Data Does Not Portend A Bear Market In Stocks
8/29/2019A Snapshot of Growth vs. Value Investing
8/27/2019Sector Performance Via Market Capitalization (Since Steel/Aluminum Tariffs Enacted)
8/22/2019How Bonds Have Fared This Millennium
8/20/2019Some Sectors Are More Global Than Others
8/15/2019Some Perspective On The Drop In Bond Yields
8/13/2019A Snapshot of Moving Averages
8/8/2019Internet Advertising Revenue Growing At A 20%-Plus Clip
8/6/2019Trump Rally (11/8/16-8/5/19) vs. Trump Tariffs (3/8/18-8/5/19)
8/1/2019A Snapshot Of Bond Valuations
7/30/2019U.S. Stocks Have Outperformed Foreign Stocks Since President Trump Was Elected
7/25/2019A Snapshot Of Sector Investing
7/23/2019The More Things Change…
7/18/2019The Low U.S. Consumer Credit Default Rate Is Good For Discretionary Stocks
7/16/2019S&P 500 Index Earnings & Revenue Growth Rate Projections
7/11/2019The Only Constant Is Change
7/9/2019Some Perspective On The Outsized Gains In Stocks in 2019
7/2/2019A Snapshot Of Growth vs. Value Investing (Small-Caps)
6/27/2019A Snapshot of Growth vs. Value Investing
6/25/2019A Snapshot Of S&P 500 Index Stock Buybacks
6/20/2019Passive vs. Active Fund Flows
6/18/2019How Mutual Fund Investors Have Positioned Their Capital This Millennium
6/13/2019Individual Investors Are Not Very Bullish On Stocks Now And That Isn’t Necessarily Bad
6/11/2019How Bonds Have Fared Since 10/9/07
6/6/2019The Only Constant Is Change
6/4/2019Sector Performance Via Market Capitalization (Since Steel/Aluminum Tariffs Enacted)
5/30/2019A Case For Investing In Two Basic Necessities
5/28/2019How Equity REITs Have Fared Since 7/8/16
5/23/2019A Snapshot Of The Rally In The U.S. Dollar
5/21/2019Tracking The Retail Investor’s Appetite For High Yield Corporate Bonds
5/16/2019A Snapshot Of Bond Valuations
5/14/2019A Snapshot of Moving Averages
5/9/2019U.S. Major Stock Indices Have Outperformed Their Foreign Counterparts Since Trump Was Elected
5/7/2019Top-Performing S&P 500 Index Subsectors in 2019
5/2/2019A 10-Year Snapshot Of Sector Mutual Fund Flows From Retail Investors
4/30/2019How Bonds Have Fared Since 7/8/16
4/25/2019Consider The Potential Opportunity Costs Before You Sell In May And Go Away!
4/23/2019A Snapshot of Crude Oil Production (U.S. vs. OPEC)
4/18/2019How Some Major Equity Indices Have Fared In The Recent Correction And Recovery
4/16/2019The Losses Sustained In The Recent Correction Nearly Fully Recouped
4/11/2019A Snapshot of Growth vs. Value Investing
4/9/2019A Snapshot Of Dividend-Payers & Non-Payers In The S&P 500 Index
4/4/2019Every Year Looks Volatile Compared To 2017
4/2/2019S&P 500 Index Earnings & Revenue Growth Rate Projections
3/28/2019S&P 500 Index’s Dividend Payout Sets Another All-Time High In Q4’18
3/26/2019S&P 500 Index Stock Buybacks Surged In 2018
3/21/2019Commodities & The U.S. Dollar
3/19/2019Technology Stocks Continue to Deliver Strong Returns for Investors
3/14/2019Passive Investment Vehicles Have Posted The Strongest Asset Growth Since The End Of 2007
3/12/2019This Data Does Not Portend A Bear Market In Stocks
3/7/2019Sector Performance Via Market Capitalization (Current Bull Market)
3/5/2019A Global Snapshot of Government Bond Yields
2/28/2019This Covered Call Index Tends To Outperform The S&P 500 When Stock Returns Are Modest Or Negative
2/26/2019Massive Growth In The Equity REIT Market This Millennium
2/21/2019Comparing Two Major Recoveries: Technology vs. Financials
2/19/2019One Of The Original Asset Allocation Models
2/14/2019Many Investors Could Be Underweight Mid- & Small-Cap Stocks
2/12/2019For Those Equity Investors Concerned About Valuation Levels
2/7/2019Rising Bank Dividend Payouts Are A Sign Of Strength
2/5/2019Volatility vs. Stock Returns
1/31/2019The Recent Correction And Subsequent Rebound In The S&P 500 Index
1/29/2019When Less Can Potentially Bring More
1/24/2019Passive vs. Active Fund Flows
1/22/2019FDA Drug Approvals Hit All-Time High In 2018
1/17/2019A Snapshot of Growth vs. Value Investing
1/15/2019S&P 500 Index Earnings & Revenue Growth Rate Projections
1/10/2019Corporate Earnings Are Expected To Increase In 2019
1/8/2019A Snapshot Of How Stocks Have Performed So Far In This Millennium
1/3/2019A Snapshot of Bond Valuations
2018
12/20/2018Stock Buybacks by Sector
12/18/2018Sector Performance Via Market Capitalization (Since Steel/Aluminum Tariffs Enacted)
12/13/2018Top-Performing Subsectors in the S&P 500 Index
12/11/2018S&P 500 Index Earnings & Revenue Growth Rate Projections
12/6/2018A Snapshot of Bond Valuations
12/4/2018Checking in on the 10-Largest Stocks in the S&P 500 Index
11/29/2018A Snapshot of Growth vs. Value Investing
11/27/2018How Bonds Have Fared Since 7/8/16
11/20/2018A Snapshot Of Dividend Yields
11/15/2018Passive vs. Active Fund Flows
11/13/2018How Stocks have fared since 9/20/18
11/8/2018A Global Snapshot of Government Bond Yields
11/6/2018A Snapshot Of U.S. Equity Valuation Levels
11/1/2018How The S&P 500 Index & Sector Indices Have Fared YTD And Since 9/20/18
10/30/2018A Snapshot Of The Rally In The U.S. Dollar
10/25/2018Homebuilder-Related Stocks Hit Hard By A Confluence Of Events
10/23/2018The 2018 Stock Market Correction and Recovery Process Resembles 2015’s
10/18/2018How U.S. Stocks Have Fared Since 7/8/16
10/16/2018S&P 500 Index Dividend Payout Profile
10/11/2018S&P 500 Index Stock Prices Relative To Their 52-Week Highs
10/9/2018A Snapshot of Growth vs. Value Investing
10/4/2018How Stocks Have Fared Following Midterm Elections
10/2/2018The Recovery in Financials
9/27/2018S&P 500 Index’s Dividend Payout Hit an All-Time High in Q2’18
9/25/2018S&P 500 Index Companies Set Stock Buyback Record in Q2’18
9/20/2018Health Care Stock Returns Have Outpaced Rising Health Expenditures
9/18/2018Trump Rally (11/8/16-9/14/18) vs. Trump Tariffs (3/8/18-9/14/18)
9/13/2018A Snapshot of Moving Averages
9/11/2018A Snapshot of Bond Valuations
9/6/2018Sector Performance Via Market Capitalization (Year-to-Date)
9/4/2018The U.S. Dollar Is Actually Down Since 12/16/15
8/30/2018Accentuate the Positive
8/28/2018Treasury Yields Are Up Since July 2016 And Returns Have Suffered
8/23/2018Many Investors Could Be Underweight Mid- & Small-Cap Stocks
8/21/2018Equities Have Thrived Worldwide Since 3/9/09
8/16/2018S&P 500 Index Earnings And Revenue Growth Rate Projections
8/14/2018Internet Advertising Revenue Surged In 2017
8/9/2018A Snapshot of U.S. Styles/Market Caps
8/7/2018Passive vs. Active Fund Flows
8/2/2018A Snapshot of Growth vs. Value Investing
7/31/2018How Some Major Global Equity Indices Have Performed Since 11/8/16
7/26/2018U.S. Crude Oil & Natural Gas Rig Counts
7/24/2018Current Stock Valuation Levels vs. March 2000 Levels
7/19/2018Technology Stocks Continue to Deliver Srong Returns for Investors
7/17/2018The Real Rate of Return on the 10-Year Treasury Note is back to Zero
7/12/2018A Snapshot of Market Breadth via Performance
7/10/2018How The S&P 500 Index Has Performed Since The Fed Began Hiking Interest Rates On 12/16/1
7/5/2018Corporate Earnings Estimates Reflect Strength
6/28/2018Sector Performance Via Market Capitalization (Since Steel/Aluminum Tariffs Enacted)
6/26/2018S&P 500 Index Companies Continue To Reward Shareholders
6/21/2018The Recovery In Commodity Prices Is Slow Going
6/19/2018Top-Performing Subsectors in the S&P 500 Index (Bull Market)
6/14/2018Consumer Discretionary Outshining Consumer Staples And The S&P 500
6/12/2018A Snapshot of Growth vs. Value Investing
6/7/2018Semiconductor Sales Remain Robust
6/5/2018When Less Can Potentially Bring More
5/31/2018A Snapshot of Bond Valuations
5/29/2018So Much For The Great Rotation Out Of Bond Mutual Funds
5/24/2018Small-Capitalization (Cap) Stocks Leading The Way In 2018
5/22/2018A Snapshot Of Dividend-Payers & Non-Payers In The S&P 500 Index
5/17/2018A Snapshot of Retailers (Digital vs. Traditional)
5/15/2018S&P 500 Index Earnings And Revenue Growth Rate Projections
5/14/2018A Snapshot of Moving Averages
5/8/2018Let's Call It A Comeback
5/3/2018Some Insight Into The S&P 500 Index Dividend Payout
5/1/2018The Price Of Crude Oil Has Risen To An Interesting Level
4/26/2018Every Year Looks Volatile Compared To 2017
4/24/2018Consider The Potential Opportunity Costs Before You Sell In May And Go Away!
4/19/2018A Snapshot Of European Equities
4/17/2018Stock Buybacks Are Expected To Rise Markedly Thanks To Tax Reform
4/12/2018A Snapshot of Growth vs. Value Investing
4/10/2018Sector Performance Via Market Capitalization (Year-to-Date)
4/5/2018Some Perspective On The Performance Of The S&P 500 Index
4/3/2018The Current Stock Market Correction Is Behaving Like The Last One
3/29/2018A Global Snapshot of Government Bond Yields
3/27/2018A Snapshot of U.S. Styles/Market Caps
3/22/2018S&P 500 Index’s Dividend Payout Still Trending Higher
3/20/2018The Real Rate Of Return On The 10-Year Treasury Note (T-Note) Is Still Low
3/15/2018Biotechnology Stocks Look Cheap Relative To Past Decade
3/13/2018This Covered Call Index Tends To Beat The Broader Market In Low And Negative Return Climates
3/8/2018Passive Investment Vehicles Have Posted The Strongest Asset Growth Since The End Of 2007
3/6/2018U.S. Crude Oil & Natural Gas Rig Counts
3/1/2018A Snapshot of Growth vs. Value Investing
2/27/2018How The S&P 500 Index Has Performed Since Its 2018 Closing Low On 2/8
2/22/2018Rising Interest Rates and Stock Performance
2/20/2018A Snapshot of Moving Averages
2/15/2018A Snapshot of Volatility and Stocks
2/13/2018A Snapshot of Bond Valuations
2/8/2018The Relationship Between Rising Interest Rates And Equity REITs
2/6/2018Sector Performance Via Market Capitalization (Year-to-Date)
2/1/2018S&P 500 Index Top-Line Growth Estimates
1/30/2018A Snapshot Of How Stocks Have Performed So Far In This Millennium
1/25/20182017 Was Another Banner Year For Passive Fund Flows
1/23/2018The Passage Of Tax Reform Could Provide A Boost To Industrials
1/18/2018The Bull Market & Trump Rally
1/16/2018The U.S. Dollar Lost Ground In 2017
1/12/2018A Snapshot Of Fixed-Rate Bond Yields & Total Returns
1/9/2018Corporate Earnings Estimates Reflect Strength
1/4/20182018 & 2019 Earnings Snapshot
2017
12/21/2017A Perspective on the S&P 500 Index’s P/E Ratio
12/19/2017A Snapshot of Growth vs. Value Investing
12/14/2017S&P 500 Index Top-Line Growth Estimates
12/12/2017Top-Performing Subsectors in the S&P 500 Index in 2017
12/7/2017This Homebuilder Index Is Still Well Below Its All-Time High
12/5/2017S&P 500 Index Stock Prices Relative To Their 52-Week Highs
11/30/2017Sector Performance Via Market Capitalization Since Trump Won The Presidential Election
11/28/2017This Covered Call Index Tends To Beat The Broader Market In Low Return And Negative Return
11/16/2017Information Technology + Consumer Discretionary = Internet Retail
11/14/2017An Update On The Recovery In Financial Stocks
11/9/2017A Year Later Most Of The Major S&P Stock Indices Are Deep In The Black
11/7/2017A Global Snapshot of Government Bond Yields
11/2/2017How The S&P 500 Index Has Performed Since The Fed Began Hiking Interest Rates on 12/16/15
10/31/2017A Snapshot Of Major Emerging Markets Stock Indices
10/26/2017S&P 500 Index Stock Dividends Are Still Rising But The Index’s Dividend Yield Isn’t
10/24/2017A Snapshot of U.S. Styles/Market Caps
10/19/2017How Internet Stocks Have Fared Since 2002
10/17/2017Investors are Flocking to ETFs/ETPs
10/12/2017Technology Stocks Have Delivered Strong Returns In The Current Bull Market
10/10/2017A Snapshot Of European Equities
10/5/2017A Snapshot of Growth vs. Value Investing
10/3/20172018 & 2019 Earnings Snapshot
9/28/2017Biotechnology Stocks Still At Reasonable Valuation Levels
9/26/2017S&P 500 Index Top-Line Growth Estimates
9/21/2017This Homebuilder Index Is Still Well Below Its All-Time High
9/19/2017S&P 500 Index’s Dividend Payout Still Trending Higher
9/14/2017The S&P 500 Index Just Set Another All-Time Closing High
9/12/2017A Snapshot Of Dividend-Payers & Non-Payers In The S&P 500 Index
9/7/2017S&P 500 Index Stock Prices Relative To Their 52-Week Highs
9/5/2017A Snapshot of Bond Valuations
8/31/2017How The S&P 500 Index Has Performed Since The Brexit Vote
8/29/2017Some Insight Into The S&P 500 Index Dividend Payout
8/24/2017A Case For Investing In Two Basic Necessities
8/22/2017Tracking The Retail Investor’s Appetite For High Yield Corporate Bonds
8/17/2017A Snapshot of Market Breadth
8/15/2017A Snapshot of Growth vs. Value Investing
8/10/2017The Great Rotation From Bonds To Stocks Has Yet To Happen
8/8/2017Equity Mutual Fund Managers Have Plenty Of Dry Powder
8/3/2017The U.S. Dollar Is Down In 2017
8/1/2017Corporate Earnings Estimates Reflect Strength
7/27/2017Foreign Sales For Big Multinational Companies Fell Again In 2016
7/25/2017A Snapshot of Mega-Cap Stocks
7/20/2017S&P 500 Index Returns Posted Over Last 4 Years Of Longest Bull Market In History
7/18/2017U.S. Crude Oil & Natural Gas Rig Counts Still Trending Higher
7/13/2017S&P 500 Index Top-Line Growth Estimates
7/11/2017How The S&P500 Index Has Performed Since The Federal Reserve Began Hiking Interest Rates On 12/16/15
7/6/2017A Snapshot Of Fixed-Rate Bond Yields & Total Returns
6/29/2017The Big Banks Just Got The Green Light To Boost Their Dividend Payouts
6/27/2017A Snapshot Of Health Care Stocks
6/22/2017S&P 500 Index Companies Continue To Reward Shareholders
6/20/2017Retail Investors Have Shunned Domestic Equity Mutual Funds Since 2007
6/15/2017Still Waiting For The Great Rotation Out Of Bond Mutual Funds
6/13/2017A Snapshot of Growth vs. Value Investing
6/8/2017Retail Equity REITs Under Pressure In 2017
6/6/2017Top-Performing Subsectors in the S&P 500 Index
6/1/2017Sector Performance Via Market Capitalization In The Current Bull Market
5/30/2017An Update On The “Trump Rally”
5/25/2017One Perspective On How Stocks Have Performed So Far In This Millennium
5/23/2017The Outlook For S&P 500 Index Earnings Reflects Strength Through Year-End
5/18/2017Investors Don’t Have To Settle For A 2.00% Stock Dividend Yield
5/16/2017A Snapshot Of Moving Averages
5/11/2017Consumer Stocks Have Delivered Strong Performance Over The Past 25 Years
5/9/2017The Real Rate Of Return On The 10-Year Treasury Is Real Low
5/4/2017A Snapshot of Bond Valuations
5/2/2017The Tech Sector has been the “Gold Standard” for 15 Years
4/27/2017The Rebound in Homebuilder Sentiment has Outpaced the Rebound in Homebuilder Stocks
4/25/2017Gold, Silver and the Miners Still In Rally Mode
4/20/2017U.S. Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Deal Volume
4/18/2017Sell in May and Go Away! What is so Scary?
4/13/2017A Snapshot of Growth vs. Value Investing
4/11/2017A Snapshot Of What Investors Are Paying For Stocks
4/6/2017One Measure Of Corporate Cash Holdings Just Shy Of $1.5 Trillion
4/4/2017Technology Stocks Have Delivered Strong Returns In The Current Bull Market
3/30/2017S&P 500 Index Stock Prices Relative To Their 52-Week Highs
3/28/20172017 & 2018 Earnings Snapshot
3/23/2017S&P 500 Index’s Dividend Payout Topped $100 Billion In Q4’16
3/21/2017Investors Continue To Favor Passive Funds Over Actively Managed Funds
3/16/2017Health Care Stock Returns Outpacing Rise In Health Care Spending
3/14/2017S&P 500 Index Top-Line Growth Estimates
3/9/2017A Snapshot Of Foreign Equities
3/7/2017A Snapshot of U.S. Styles/Market Caps
3/2/2017Passive Investment Vehicles Have Posted The Strongest Asset Growth Since The End Of 2007
2/28/2017U.S. Equities Have Boosted Their Global Standing In The Current Recovery
2/23/2017A Snapshot Of The Current Bull Market In Stocks Using The S&P 500 Index
2/21/2017Some Perspective On The Performance Of The S&P 500 Index
2/16/2017How Some Traditional Asset Classes Have Fared Since Treasury Yields Peaked In 1981
2/14/2017A Snapshot Of Fixed-Rate Bond Yields & Total Returns
2/9/2017Investors Would Like To See Bank Margins Rise Along With Interest Rates
2/7/2017A Snapshot of Growth vs. Value Investing
2/2/2017S&P 500 Index Stock Prices Relative To Their 52-Week Highs
1/31/2017Biotechnology Stocks Have Not Been This Cheap In A Decade
1/26/2017Corporate Earnings Expected To Trend Higher in 2017
1/24/2017How U.S. & Other Developed Market Equities Have Fared Since Japan Peaked in 1989
1/19/2017Gold & Silver Miners Have Outperformed The Underlying Metals Since The End of 2015
1/17/2017A Snapshot Of The S&P 500 Index Earnings Beat Rate
1/12/2017Some Insight Into The S&P 500 Index Dividend Payout
1/10/2017A Global Snapshot of Government Bond Yields
1/5/2017The So-Called “Trump Rally”
1/3/2017S&P 500 Index Top-Line Growth Estimates
2016
12/20/2016Investors Continue To Favor Passive Funds Over Actively Managed Funds
12/15/2016A Snapshot of U.S. Styles/Market Caps
12/13/2016Sector Performance Via Market Capitalization Since The Presidential Election
12/8/2016A Snapshot of Small-Cap Stocks vs. Large-Cap Stocks
12/6/2016Interest Rates Spiked In November And Investment Grade Bond Prices Fell
12/1/2016A Snapshot Of The Two Longest U.S. Equity Bull Markets At The 94-Month Mark
11/29/2016U.S. Crude Oil & Natural Gas Rig Counts Are Trending Higher
11/22/2016The U.S. Dollar Is Once Again Testing The Upper Limits Of Its Recent Range
11/17/2016Now That The Election Is Over
11/15/2016Investor Sentiment In Equities Shifted After Midyear
11/10/2016A Snapshot of S&P 500 Breadth
11/8/2016A Snapshot of Bond Valuations
11/3/2016This Sentiment Index Could Be Signaling A Buying Opportunity In Stocks
11/1/2016A Snapshot of Micro-Cap Stocks vs. Small-Cap Stocks
10/27/2016A Snapshot of Growth vs. Value Investing
10/25/2016A Snapshot Of Moving Averages
10/20/2016Retail Investors Have Favored Bond & Hybrid Funds Since The Start Of 2009
10/18/2016Sector Performance Via Market Capitalization
10/13/2016Health Care Often Used As A Wedge Issue In Presidential Elections
10/11/2016Some Insight Into The S&P 500 Index Dividend Payout
10/6/2016One Measure Of Corporate Cash Holdings Reached A Record High in Q2’16
10/4/2016S&P 500 Index Dividend-Payers Still Distributing Lots Of Cash To Shareholders
9/29/2016The Growth In State Tax Collections May Be Better Than Some Think
9/27/2016The Recovery In Financials Could Include Rising Dividend Payouts
9/22/2016What The Slowdown In Global Growth Looks Like
9/20/2016Technology Stocks Have Delivered Strong Returns In The Current Bull Market
9/15/2016This Covered Call Index Tends To Beat The Broader Market In Low Return And Negative Return Climates
9/13/2016Leveraged Loans (Senior Loans) Could Be One Of The Beneficiaries Of Higher Interest Rates
9/8/2016An Update On The Recovery In Financials
9/6/2016The Bull Market In The S&P 500 Index May Be Picking Up Steam After A Sluggish
9/1/2016Snapshot of U.S. Equity Styles/Market Caps
8/30/2016The U.S. Dollar Index Has Been Range Bound Since March 2015
8/25/2016A Snapshot of Bond Valuations
8/23/2016S&P 500 Index Stock Prices Relative To Their 52-Week Highs
8/18/2016The U.S. Crude Oil Rig Count Is Rising But The Natural Gas Rig Count Is Not
8/16/2016S&P 500 Index Top-Line Growth Estimates
8/11/2016A Snapshot of Growth vs. Value Investing
8/9/2016Retail Investors Continue To Invest In Foreign Stocks
8/4/2016The Best-Performing Sectors Spanning The Past 12 Months, Brexit Fallout & Post-Brexit Fallout
8/2/2016Utilities Looking A Bit Rich After Staging Strong Rally In 2016
7/28/2016Foreign Sales Dipped For The Big Multinational Companies In 2015
7/26/2016Consumer Stocks Have Outperformed The Broader Market Over The Past 10 Years
7/21/2016The Best-Performing Sectors Since 5/21/15, 8/25/15 and 2/11/16
7/19/2016The Search For Yield In the Bond Market
7/14/2016Health Care Stocks Are Mending Slowly
7/12/2016A Snapshot Of S&P 500 Index Dividend Increases In The Current Bull Market
7/7/2016S&P 500 Index Stock Prices Relative To Their 52-Week Highs
7/5/2016Commodity Prices Up Sharply In Q2’16
6/30/2016Still Waiting For The Great Rotation Out Of Bond Mutual Funds
6/28/2016First Trust Advisors
6/23/2016S&P 500 Index Companies Continue To Reward Shareholders
6/21/2016How Some Major Bond Indices Have Fared Over The Past Five Years
6/16/2016The Corporate Cash Stash Continues To Inch Higher
6/14/2016The Outlook For 2016 Earnings Indicates Recovery Mode For Q2, Q3 & Q4
6/9/2016Snapshot of U.S. Equity Styles/Market Caps
6/7/2016A Snapshot Of European Equities
6/2/2016A Snapshot Of Bond Valuations
5/31/2016U.S. Crude Oil & Natural Gas Rig Counts Are Still Falling
5/26/2016Gold & Silver Miners Outperforming The Underlying Metals In 2016
5/24/2016U.S. Equities Still The Dominant Market On The Globe
5/19/2016A Snapshot Of Utility & Infrastructure-Related Stocks
5/17/2016S&P 500 Index Stock Prices Relative To Their 52-Week Highs
5/12/2016Interest Rate Levels Do Not Portend A Bear Market In Stocks
5/10/2016S&P 500 Index Top-Line Growth Estimates
5/5/2016Many Investors Could Be Underweight Mid- & Small-Cap Stocks
5/3/20162016 & 2017 Earnings Snapshot
4/28/2016A Snapshot Of Major Emerging Market Stock Indices
4/26/2016Sell in May and Go Away! What is so Scary?
4/21/2016Health Care Stock Returns Outpacing Rise In Health Care Expenses
4/19/2016A Snapshot of Growth vs. Value Investing
4/14/2016It’s Time To Get Real
4/12/2016Snapshot of U.S. Equity Styles/Market Caps
4/7/2016Not A Bad Bull Market After All
4/5/2016S&P 500 Index Dividend-Payers Distributing Record Levels Of Cash
3/31/2016How Pairing Related Sectors In The Current Bull Market Would Have Fared
3/29/2016Companies Are Repurchasing Stock At A Better Than Average Clip
3/24/2016S&P 500 Index Top-Line Growth Estimates
3/22/2016Commodity Prices Get Some Relief From Decline In The U.S. Dollar
3/17/2016A Snapshot Of Bond Valuations
3/15/2016Some Insight Into The S&P 500 Index Dividend Payout
3/10/2016A Snapshot Of The S&P 500 Index Earnings Beat Rate
3/8/2016Retail Investors Partial To Foreign Equities Over The Past Two Years
3/3/2016A Snapshot Of The Top Performing S&P 500 Sector Indices Over Time
3/1/2016Passive Investment Vehicles Posted The Strongest Asset Growth Since The End Of 2007
2/25/2016Some Perspective On The Performance Of The S&P 500 Index
2/23/2016Block Trading In The S&P 500 Index Has Turned For The Better
2/18/2016A Snapshot Of Health Care Stocks
2/16/2016The Average Stock In The S&P 500 Index
2/11/2016A Snapshot of Growth vs. Value Investing
2/9/2016Sector Performance Via Market Capitalization
2/4/2016Snapshot Of U.S. Equity Styles/Market Caps
2/2/2016A Snapshot Of European Equities
1/28/2016The U.S. Dollar Has Strengthened The Past Two Years
1/26/2016How Large Company Stocks Have Performed In The New Millennium
1/21/2016The Energy Sector’s Influence On S&P 500 Index Earnings Is Waning
1/19/2016Snapshot Of Bond Valuations
1/14/20162015 Has Something In Common With 2011
1/12/2016S&P 500 Index Top-Line Growth Estimates
1/7/2016The Average Stock In The S&P 500 Index May Be Down More Than You Think
1/5/20162016 & 2017 Earnings Snapshot
2015
12/22/2015S&P 500 Index Companies Rewarding Shareholders Despite Modest Recovery
12/17/2015Investors Continue To Favor Passive Funds Over Those Actively Managed
12/15/2015Covered Calls May Be Conducive For This Market Climate
12/10/2015U.S. Dollar Strength & China Slowdown Help Push Commodity Prices Lower
12/8/2015Sector Performance Can Vary Dramatically Based On Market Capitalization
12/3/2015The Current Bull Market Is The 3rd Longest
12/1/2015Many Investors Could Be Underweight Mid- & Small-Cap Stocks
11/24/2015A Snapshot of Growth vs. Value Investing
11/19/2015Slower Economic Growth Has Negatively Impacted Emerging Markets Equities
11/17/2015Micro-Caps Have Been The Sweet Spot In The Small-Cap Space
11/12/2015Snapshot Of Bond Valuations
11/10/2015S&P 500 Index Top-Line Growth Estimates
11/5/2015A Snapshot Of European Equities
11/3/2015A Snapshot Of Moving Averages
10/29/2015How Internet Stocks Have Fared Since 2002
10/27/2015The S&P 500 Index’s Post-Correction Recovery May Be Well Underway
10/22/2015Low Default Rate On U.S. Consumer Credit Good For Discretionary Stocks
10/20/2015The Performance Of Health Care Stocks In The Recent Correction & Subsequent Rebound
10/15/2015Just When You Thought It Was Over…
10/13/2015U.S. Oil & Gas Rig Counts Continue To Fall
10/8/2015Stock Dividend Increases Dipped (Y-O-Y) After Strong Rebound From 2008-2009 Recession Levels
10/6/2015Sector Performance In The Recent Correction And Subsequent Rebound
10/1/2015The Outlook For Corporate Earnings Remains Positive
9/29/2015The Slowdown In Global Growth Is A Hot Topic Of Late
9/24/2015Investors Have Had A Big Appetite For Foreign Equities So Far In 2015
9/22/2015The Prospects For Owning Natural Gas Stocks Over A Particular 5-Month Stretch
9/17/2015An Update On The Housing Sector & Homebuilders
9/15/2015How U.S. stocks performed in the 14 years since 9/11
9/10/2015A Snapshot of Growth vs. Value Investing
9/8/2015An Update On Japanese Equities
9/3/2015Master Limited Partnership (MLP) Distribution Rates Elevated Following Sell-Off
9/1/20152015 & 2016 Earnings Snapshot
8/27/2015S&P 500 Top-Line Growth Estimates
8/25/2015The Big Picture With Respect To Global Equities
8/20/2015A Snapshot Of European Equities
8/18/2015What The Recovery In REITs Looks Like
8/13/2015Snapshot Of Bond Valuations
8/11/2015A Good Climate For Equity Covered Call Writing
8/6/2015The Equity Sectors Retail Investors Have Favored In The Bull Market Are…
8/4/2015Snapshot of U.S. Equity Styles/Market Caps
7/30/2015Health Care Has Momentum And The Earnings Projections To Back It Up
7/28/2015Rising Interest Rates And Stock Performance
7/23/2015The Stock Market Doesn’t Go Up In A Straight Line…Nor Do Earnings
7/21/2015The Biotechnology Sector Is Clearly Outperforming “Big Pharma”
7/16/2015An Update On The High Yield Corporate Bond Market
7/14/2015Growth-Oriented Stocks in the S&P 500 Outperforming Dividend-Payers (2012-Present)
7/9/2015It’s Not A Surprise That Utilities Are Down In 2015
7/7/20152015 & 2016 Earnings Snapshot
6/30/2015S&P 500 Companies Still Cash Rich Despite Returning More Capital To Shareholders
6/25/2015Corporate Earnings Look Poised To Rebound After Q1’15 Dip
6/23/2015The Ability Of REITs To Raise Capital Is A Good Sign For Investors
6/18/2015Investors Have Been Rather Aggressive With Respect To Passive Investing
6/16/2015The U.S. Dollar Has A Significant Influence On Commodity Prices
6/11/2015These Three Equity Income Asset Classes Have Sold-Off Following Strong Gains
6/9/2015S&P 500 Top-Line Growth Estimates
6/4/2015Treasury Yields Are Inching Higher…Again
6/2/2015Semiconductor Sales Still Robust
5/28/2015The Recovery In The Homebuilding Sector Still A Work In Progress
5/26/2015Sizing Up The Bull
5/21/2015Bonds Have Already Endured A Rise In Interest Rates
5/19/2015This 50/50 Sector Combo Has Captured Upside
5/14/2015Bond Yields Have Spiked
5/12/2015A Snapshot Of State Tax Collections
5/7/2015The S&P 500 Beat Rate Hasn’t Skipped A Beat
5/5/20152015 & 2016 Earnings Snapshot
4/30/2015The Price Of Natural Gas Rarely Stays Below $2.50 For Long
4/28/2015Sell in May and Go Away! Why?
4/23/2015A Potential Remedy For A Nagging Problem That Could Get Worse
4/21/2015S&P 500 Top-Line Growth Estimates
4/16/2015A Snapshot of Growth vs. Value Investing
4/14/2015Some Government Bonds Yield Less Than Half Of What They Did In 2010
4/9/2015Will 2015 Be The Year The Fed Tightens?
4/7/2015U.S. Oil & Gas Rig Counts Plunge With Energy Prices
4/2/20152015 & 2016 Earnings Snapshot
3/31/2015U.S. Retail Investors Continue To Invest In Foreign Stocks
3/26/2015Biotechnology Continues To Attract Big Bucks From Venture Capitalists
3/24/2015S&P 500 Dividend-Paying Stocks Distributing Record Levels Of Cash To Investors
3/19/2015A Snapshot From The Longest & Best Bull Market Ever
3/17/2015Two Of The Sectors At The Epicenter Of The Financial Crisis Are Still Recovering
3/12/2015Snapshot of U.S. Equity Styles/Market Caps
3/10/2015Retail Investors Have Favored Bonds Over Stocks In This Bull Market
3/5/2015Passive Investment Vehicles Still Exhibiting Strong Asset Growth
3/3/2015A Snapshot Of European Equities in 2015
2/26/2015Equity REITs Have Fully Recovered From Financial Crisis But Broader Financials Lagging Behind
2/24/2015Technology & Financial Stocks Contribute Most To S&P 500 Dividend Payout
2/19/2015The Surge In The U.S. Dollar Is Noteworthy…But Not Rare
2/17/2015Treasury Yields Are Up Sharply In The First Half Of February
2/12/2015Technology Stocks Have Delivered Strong Returns In The Current Bull Market
2/10/2015S&P 500 Top-Line Growth Estimates (Updated)
2/5/2015Asset Allocation Via The 4 Original Investment “Food Groups”
2/3/20152015 & 2016 Earnings Snapshot
1/29/2015Utilities Off To A Good Start In 2015 But Could Encounter Headwinds
1/27/2015The S&P 500 Is Not Expensive On A Forward-Looking Basis
1/22/2015Higher Inflation Not Only Welcome But Sought In Current Climate
1/20/2015Keep One Eye On The VIX Index And The Other On The S&P 500’s Total Return
1/15/2015Some Perspective On The Performance Of The S&P 500
1/13/2015Large-Capitalization Stocks Extend Leadership Role To Three Years
1/8/2015Corporate Cash Holdings Remain High
1/6/20152015 & 2016 Earnings Snapshot
2014
12/18/2014Investors In The Oil Sector Should Keep One Eye On The U.S. Dollar
12/16/2014A Snapshot Of Major Emerging Market Stock Indices
12/11/2014Fixed-Rate Bond Total Returns Are Trending Lower
12/9/2014S&P 500 Stock Dividends Are Rising But Its Dividend Yield Isn’t
12/4/2014Snapshot of U.S. Equity Styles/Market Caps
12/2/2014The Risk-Return Tradeoff In The Bond Market
11/25/2014S&P 500 Top-Line Growth Estimates (Updated)
11/20/2014The Rebound In REITs Persists
11/18/2014“Kicking The Tires” Of Retailers Heading Into 2015
11/13/2014Bond Investors Still Facing The Prospects For Higher Interest Rates
11/11/2014A Snapshot From The Longest & Best Bull Market Ever
11/6/2014S&P 500 Stock Dividends Are Rising But The Payout Ratio Is Not
11/4/2014The Outlook For European Equities in 2015
10/30/2014A Confluence Of Events Has Driven Crude Oil Below $100 Per Barrel
10/28/2014Equity Investors Still Have The Fundamentals On Their Side
10/23/2014Stronger U.S. Economic Growth in 2015 Could Help Boost Interest in Small- and Mid-Cap
10/21/2014U.S. Equities’ Share Of Total Global Market Capitalization Is Growing
10/16/2014The Fallout From The Recent Sell-Off In The Stock Market
10/14/2014Retail Investors Still Leery Of U.S. Stocks
10/9/2014Companies Are Returning Cash To Shareholders Via Stock Dividends
10/7/2014A Snapshot of Growth vs. Value Investing
10/2/2014Q3 Rally In The U.S. Dollar A Big Contributor To Drop In Commodity Prices
9/30/20142014 & 2015 Earnings Snapshot
9/25/2014Investors With Exposure To Dividend-Paying Stocks Should Check This Out
9/23/2014Q4 Has Been The Best Performing Quarter For Technology Stocks Since 1994
9/18/2014S&P 500 Top-Line Growth Estimates (Updated)
9/16/2014A Lot Of Capital Is Still Sitting In Money Market Funds Earning Next To Nothing
9/11/2014Growth-Oriented Stocks in the S&P 500 Outperforming Dividend-Payers (2012-Present)
9/9/2014U.S. Natural Gas Rig Count No Longer A Barometer Of Production Capabilities
9/4/2014Recent Trend For Treasury Returns Not Very Appealing
9/2/2014Japanese Equities Still Worth A Look
8/26/2014It’s Time For Another Look At The Bond Market
8/21/2014Tracking The Retail Investor’s Appetite For High Yield Corporate Bonds
8/19/2014Europe…A Distinction With A Bit Of A Difference
8/14/2014Biotechnology And Internet Stocks Appear To Have Passed The “Bubble Test”
8/12/2014A Snapshot Of Major Emerging Market Stock Indices
8/7/2014Snapshot Of U.S. Equity Styles/Market Caps
8/5/2014Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) Have Shined Since The Start Of The New Millennium
7/31/2014It’s Time To Look Ahead To 2015
7/29/20142 Natural Resource Sectors Have Kept Pace With 2 Defensive Sectors Since 3/24/00
7/24/2014The Energy Trade Is Still Working For Investors
7/22/2014It Looks Like Gold & Silver Miners May Finally Be Joining The Bull
7/17/2014Mexico’s Stock Market Has Lagged The Past Three Years But…
7/15/2014Micro-Cap Stocks Competitive Despite Modest Recovery
7/10/2014Investors Looking To Play The Recovery In Bank Stocks May Need Some Patience
7/8/2014A Midyear Snapshot Of European Equities
7/1/2014A Little Give And Take May Provide A Remedy
6/26/2014Eurozone’s Sovereign Debt Crisis Appears To Be In Check
6/24/2014Technology Stocks Are Still Building Momentum
6/19/2014High Yield Corporate Bond Yields Reach Historical Lows
6/17/2014The Revolution In Technology Rolls On
6/12/2014A Snapshot From The Best Bull Market Ever
6/10/2014The Great Rotation Out Of Bond Funds On Hold
6/5/2014Foreign Stock Dividends Look Compelling In Today’s Climate
6/3/2014Recovery In Financial Stocks Slower Than The Broader Market
5/29/2014Cyclical Sectors Quietly Leading The Market Higher
5/27/2014Keeping An Eye On Bond Prices
5/22/2014Emerging Market Equities Showing Signs Of Life In 2014
5/20/2014The Fed Provides The Real Juice For Utilities
5/15/2014Large-Capitalization Stocks Slowly Taking Over The Leadership Role In The Market
5/13/2014Advertising Dollars Are Flowing To The Net
5/8/20142014 Earnings Snapshot
5/6/2014The Prospects For Owning Natural Gas Stocks Over A Particular 5-Month Stretch
5/1/2014Fixed-Rate Bonds Are Performing Well…But For How Long?
4/29/2014Commodities Off To A Good Start Relative To Stocks In 2014
4/24/2014The Price Of Crude Oil Doubled Over The Past Five Years
4/22/2014Technology Stocks Post Highest Total Return In 20% Of Calendar Quarters Since Q1’95
4/15/2014Global Real Estate Recovery Lagging The Rebound In The U.S.
4/10/2014The U.S. Dollar Priced Where It Stood Prior To The Financial Crisis
4/8/2014The Best Performing Sector Over The Last 10 Years Was Energy (On Two Fronts)
4/3/2014Job & Economic Growth Could Drive Auto Sales Higher
4/1/2014Biotechnology Ranked 2nd In Funding From Venture Capitalists For 3rd Year In A Row in 2013
3/27/2014The V-Shaped Recovery In Stock Dividends Is Now A Check Mark
3/25/2014It’s Back To The Future With Dividend-Paying Stocks
3/20/2014Rebound In Agriculture Prices Right On Cue
3/18/2014S&P 500 Top-Line Growth Estimates
3/13/2014I’ll Just Have Water, Thank You
3/11/2014Passive Investment Vehicles Continue To Post Big Gains In Asset Growth
3/6/2014Corporations Expected To Grow Earnings Through 2015
3/4/2014A Report Card On Risks
2/27/2014Let’s Wind The Clock Back To 1981
2/25/2014The S&P 500 Still Mending The Fallout
2/20/2014S&P 500 Earnings Beat Rate On The Mark For Q4’13
2/19/2014Outlook For European Equities Optimistic For 2014
2/13/2014Making Another Case For SMid Portfolios
2/11/20142014 Earnings Snapshot
2/6/2014Biotechnology Is Still The Shining Star Of The Health Care Sector
2/4/2014Covered Calls May Be Conducive For This Market Climate
1/30/2014Yield On Preferred Securities Still Attractive On A Relative Basis
1/28/2014A Reminder To Investors That REITs Are Financials
1/23/2014Some Interesting Parallels Between 2003 & 2013
1/21/2014The S&P 500 Is Still Not Expensive Based On Historical Standards
1/16/2014Semiconductor Sales Were A Good Barometer For The Technology Sector In
1/14/2014The Trend For Stock Dividends Is Up
1/9/2014How Much Are You Willing To Pay For That Yield?
1/7/2014The Rise In Stock Dividend Payouts Encouraging On Two Fronts
1/2/2014Corporations Are Still Socking The Cash Away
2013
12/19/2013Style Is A Function Of The Times
12/17/2013Materials Companies Could Be Poised To Benefit From Stronger Growth In 2014
12/12/2013Really? You’re Kidding!
12/10/2013Oil Producers Are Focused On The Direction/Level Of Crude Oil Prices
12/5/2013How Long Has This Been Going On?
12/3/20131,729 Days And Counting For The Current Bull
11/26/2013U.S. Merger & Acquisition (M&A) Activity Tops $1 Trillion In 2013
11/21/2013S&P 500 Valuation Snapshot With Focus on 2014
11/19/2013Stocks Tend To Perform Well When The VIX Index Treads <20
11/14/2013Fund Flows Suggest Retail Investors Are Allocating Capital Strategically
11/12/2013Betas Can Help Match One’s Equity Holdings With One’s Risk Tolerance
11/7/2013Dividend-Paying Stocks Have Demographics On Their Side
11/5/2013This 50/50 Sector Combo Has Captured Upside While Mitigating Much Of The Downside
10/31/2013Accentuate The Positive
10/29/2013All It Takes Is A SMidge
10/24/2013Is Natural Gas Still A Seasonal Investment?
10/22/2013Treasury Bondholders Need To Get “Real”
10/17/2013Variable Annuity Sales Boosted By Lower Rates And One Key Benefit
10/15/2013Agriculture Prices Potentially Poised For A Rebound
10/10/2013What’s Right With This Picture? Nearly Everything!
10/8/2013New Millennium Accompanied By Surge In U.S. Treasury Issuance & Weakness In U.S. Dollar
10/3/2013The Glass Looks More Than Half Full For Water & Infrastructure Stocks
10/1/2013Energy Distribution Tops Energy Production Over Past 5 Years
9/26/2013From Revolution To Evolution
9/24/2013Chins Are Down…But Revenues Are Up
9/19/2013Zero In On This Yield Spread When Gauging The Climate For Equities
9/17/2013Stock Prices Can Move Higher While Bond Bubble Deflates
9/12/2013Corporations Have Aggressively Exploited Low Interest Rate Climate
9/10/2013Focus On ’14
9/5/2013Senior Loans Can Be A Positive Contributor When The Fed Tightens Monetary Policy
9/3/2013Emerging Market Equities Fit The GARP (Growth At A Reasonable Price) Profile
8/29/2013For Those Who May Not Subscribe To A Buy And Hold Investment Strategy
8/27/2013Retail Investors Still Somewhat Leery Of Stocks
8/22/2013Corporate America’s Flush With Cash
8/20/2013Cutting-Edge (Biotechnology) vs. Cutting Costs (Managed Care)
8/15/2013The Clock Is Ticking And Returns Are Diminishing
8/13/2013Pairs of A Kind
8/8/2013Time To Put European Equities On Your Radar Screen
8/6/2013A Good Time To Make A Keen Observation
8/1/2013What A Difference A Year Can Make
7/30/2013We Are Not In Unchartered Waters
7/25/2013Ladies & Gentlemen, Start Your Engines!
7/23/2013Looking A Bit Like 2003
7/18/2013Bond Fund Investors Shifting Exposure As Expected
7/17/2013Sizing Up The Bull
7/11/2013Focus On The Fundamentals And Persevere
7/9/2013A Tale Of Two Energy Markets
7/2/2013Sovereign Debt Yields Higher Except For The “PIGS”
6/27/2013Pedal To The Metal
6/25/2013You Can’t Know Where You’re Going Until You Know Where You’ve Been
6/20/2013Fight Or Flight?
6/18/2013People’s Interest In Hybrids Extends Beyond Cars
6/13/2013Take-Two: The Buy And Hold Investment Strategy Is Not Dead!
6/11/2013S&P 500 Valuation Snapshot
6/6/2013Only Half Of This Story Is As Good As Gold
6/4/2013The Only Constant Is Change – Most Of The Time
5/30/2013Little Reason To Be Defensive In This Recovery!
5/28/2013We See The Glass As Half Full
5/23/2013This Indicator Shows That Interest In Technology Companies Is Rebounding
5/21/2013A Sight For Sore Eyes
5/16/2013379 Months And Counting
5/14/2013An Eventual Sell-Off In Treasuries Could Sting More Than Just A Bit!
5/9/2013Commodity Prices Battling Stronger U.S. Dollar Among Other Things
5/7/2013One Way To Make Investing A Bit Less Taxing
5/2/2013Nothing To Fear But Fear Itself So Far In 2013
4/30/2013Even Volatility Is Relative
4/25/2013It Was Short And Sweet For Bond Investors In Q1
4/23/2013The Epicenter Of The Stock Dividend Story
4/18/2013More Jobs The Key For Equity REITs
4/16/2013Dollar’s Strength Has Not Derailed U.S. Bull Market In Stocks
4/11/2013Discretion Is The Better Part Of Valor
4/9/2013Six S&P 500 Subsectors Have The “Big Mo
4/5/2013Technology Products Are Becoming Consumer Staples
4/2/2013Creating Value for the Shareholder
3/28/2013Is A Gold Rally Waiting On Inflation?
3/26/2013Home Prices And Homebuilder Stocks Are Still Recovering
3/21/2013Equities Look Even More Attractive After Being Adjusted For Inflation
3/19/2013The Consolidation Of The U.S. Equities Market A Potential Plus For Large-Cap Companies
3/14/2013Let’s Wind The Clock Back To 2007
3/12/2013Retail Investors May Finally Be Warming Up To U.S. Stocks
3/7/2013The S&P 500 Is Not Expensive Based On Historical Standards
3/5/2013Looks More Like A Step Stool Than A Ladder
2/28/2013U.S. Stock Market Still Biggest By Far
2/27/2013One Of These Is Not Like The Others
2/21/2013Passive Investing Posts Big Gains In Asset Growth In 2012
2/19/2013A Sign Of Strength For REITs
2/14/2013Commodities Poised For A Rebound In 2013
2/12/2013Banks Are Recovering And Their Stock Prices Are Still Attractive
2/7/2013Preferreds Still Attractive On A Relative Basis
2/5/2013Covered Call Strategies Usually Yield To Growth When Bull Markets Arise
1/31/2013Nothing Stagnant About The S&P 500
1/29/2013Some Perspective On The Performance Of The S&P 500
1/24/2013Bank Margins Getting Squeezed Despite More Lending
1/22/2013Corporate America Getting Its Fiscal House In Order
1/17/2013When Being First Isn’t Best
1/15/2013Sometimes Less Is More
1/10/2013Majority Of Top Subsectors In 2012 Consumer-Driven
1/8/2013It's Not Even Close!
1/3/2013Large-Caps Still Relatively Inexpensive Heading Into 2013
2012
12/20/2012REITs Still Popular With Investors Heading Into 2013
12/18/2012Waiting Game Continues For Natural Gas Investors
12/13/2012Majority Of Top Performing Stock Indices Since Last Bear Market Have Growth Bias
12/11/2012Inflationary Pressure Has Abated In Some Key Countries
12/6/2012Nerves Have Settled Some In Europe

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