Gold has recently been thrown out of the limelight by bitcoin, but it still hasn’t lost its shine, according to the opinion of analysts at Stansberry Research. In a recently published note to investors, compared to last years impressive increase of 30%, this year it has only appreciated 4%. A miserable profit in comparison to[…]
In previous articles, we discussed ways to spot stock market tops. We already covered macroeconomic indicators, interest rate cycles and valuation metrics. Here we will cover market sentiment indicators and what they tells us about the current market. 1. Bulls vs Bears surveys One common way to assess market sentiment is through surveys which ask[…]
For the past 8 years, we’ve seen an almost uninterrupted increase in US stock prices. According to a note by Morgan Housel from Motley Fool, in the past 100 years there were only 4 periods that compare to this impressive run, and only one of them (in the 1920s) had a significantly better performance after 8[…]
After Republicans failed to pass a healthcare bill last week, many feared this meant the end of the post-election stock market rally, and the start of a big reversal. Here are 5 reasons why that’s not the case. 1. The S&P 500 is still above the short-term trend. While the index has declined recently, it[…]
Last night the Federal Reserve raised interest rates by 0.25% to a new target range between 0.75% and 1.00%. But equity markets focused more on what the Fed said next, alluding that it was not in a hurry to tighten monetary policy further than what they had already outlined. US equities rallied as a result. All[…]
In 2015, the US stock market generated a total return of just 1.4%. This means that the U.S. stock market has now generated positive returns for seven consecutive years.