Market Analysis

The major U.S. stock indices posted another negative weekly close last week, led lower by the... Read More

The major U.S. stock indices posted another negative weekly close last week, led lower by the small-cap Russell 2000, which lost 1.4% and is now down 1.9% for 2016. The tech-heavy Nasdaq 100, another... Read More

The major U.S. stock indices gave back the previous week’s gains and then some last week, due... Read More

The major U.S. stock indices gave back the previous week’s gains and then some last week, due in part to tepid March new home sales and weaker-than-expected Q1 GDP. They were led lower by the... Read More

The recent market rally has pushed the S&P 500 into a state of pricing perfection. Unfortunately, earnings, growth and statistics are all far from perfect. In fact, they’re painting a very bearish picture. While stocks are trading roughly where they were last year, the underlying companies are making 10% less… Read More

Note from the editor: Before we get started today, right this minute, investors are collecting hundreds and even thousands of dollars in additional income on stocks like Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN), Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL), Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL) and other popular names.  These aren’t special dividends or anything like that. Read More

After five weeks of consecutive gains, the major U.S. stock indices closed in the red last week. They were led lower by the Russell 2000, which declined 2%.   In the March 14 Market Outlook, I said that a chart pattern in the Russell 2000 targeted an eventual… Read More

The stock market closed modestly higher last week for its fifth consecutive weekly gain, once again led by the defensive Dow Jones Industrial Average, up 2.3%. Although any positive weekly close is good, it’s important to note that the tech-heavy Nasdaq and small-cap Russell 2000 showed the smallest… Read More