65% of people believe stock prices will go up in the next year, according to a consumer sentiment survey. That's the highest level on record.
It's conventional stock market wisdom that when investors run out of fresh cash to deploy, the end of a rally is near. Luckily, we're nowhere near that extreme scenario. As Goldman Sachs pointed out in a recent research note, the current...Show More Summary
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We're officially in the second largest bull market since WWII. The S&P 500 Index's current bull market became the second best performing in the modern economic era on Monday. Stocks have climbed by about 270% from their March 2009 low...Show More Summary
Authored by Lance Roberts via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, In this past weekend’s newsletter, I addressed three of my concerns for the markets going forward. “Chart 2) One of the hallmarks of a late-stage bull market cycle is the acceleration in price as investors capitulate by “jumping in” as prices accelerate. Show More Summary
Cracks are forming in an equity bull market that's been devoid of major price swings for months — and you might miss them if you don't know where to look. While a 30-day measure of volatility is subdued, a 3-month gauge is spiking in comparison. Don't be lulled to sleep by near-record low stock market price swings. Show More Summary
The bull market has shrugged off political concerns, employment issues, and previous natural disasters. What could possibly go wrong? QQQ has made a lower high, lower low and the MA5 is turning over (top, right). Price is still above the YTD VWAP (bottom, middle). Show More Summary
Over the last week, the major market indices are all up. If you've watched the mainstream financial media, you'd think this uptick were cause for celebration. You'd think the eight-year-old bull market is about to shift into anotherShow More Summary
...evidence from simple tests does not support a belief that consumer credit is a useful indicator of future stock market behavior. There is some support for a belief that bull (bear) stock markets predict future credit expansions (contractions) over many months.
Betting against stock market volatility is one of the hottest trades in the market. It's also one of the most controversial, with many pundits viewing it as increasingly vulnerable to a market blowup. Legendary investor Laszlo Birinyi — who has nailed the eight-year bull market at every turn — is staying out of the fray completely. Show More Summary
Bloomberg: U.S. Stocks Reach Another Milestone as S&P 500 Vaults Past 2,500. The S&P 500 Index powered past 2,500 for the first time, notching its third round-number milestone of the year as the bull market in U.S. equities rages on....Show More Summary
On Thursday, just as the S&P hit its latest all time high, the broad US equity index surpassed the 266% increase recorded during the 1949 to 1956 bull market from its March 2009 "generational lows", in the process becoming the 3rd strongest...Show More Summary
Authored by Sara Potter via FactSet, Last week, I detailed the various factors leading up to the stock market crash of October 19, 1987. As we approach the 30-year anniversary of Black Monday, are there signs that the bull market ofShow More Summary
Investing legend Laszlo Birinyi has nailed the eight-year bull market at every turn, and sees stocks continuing to rise going forward. He thinks stock bears are ignoring the high levels of cash floating around the market right now. When...Show More Summary
Yesterday was a historic day for the S&P 500: not only did the index close at a new record high, but it was also 269% higher than its "generational lows" of March 2009, surpassing the 266% increase during the 1949 to 1956 bull market,...Show More Summary
The $USD continues to collapse. As we write this, it has taken out critical support and is well on its way to unwinding ALL of the gains from its 2014 bull market. As the $USD collapses, it’s going to unleash a TSUNAMI of inflation into the financial system. Show More Summary
Bloomberg: Your Evening Briefing. What the Move to Electric Vehicles Means for Lithium. (video) IEA Sees Strongest Global Oil-Demand Growth in Two Years. (video) S&P 500's Bull Market Gets a New Title: Third Strongest Ever. (video) The elevation in U.S. Show More Summary
Last week I mentioned how concerned analysts and journalists were at the "advanced" age of this eight-year, six-month-old bull market - though, in fairness, these same folks were fretting about age when the bull turned four... five... six... The post How the Pros Know When Markets Will Tank was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!
The Los Angeles Lakers continue to improve their roster since they started a full-scale rebuild. The summer of 2018 will be vital for the purple and gold as they reportedly planned to pursue two big names in the free agency market. But...Show More Summary
The market bubble has become so massive that even Wall Street is nervous. To be clear, investment banks do best when stocks are in a bull market. And they love bubbles because it means more M&A, IPOs, dead offerings, stock issuance and...Show More Summary