Article Category: Factors

An Introduction to Factor Investing and Smart-Beta (Part 1)

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We’re going to mix things up today and talk about a topic I’ve been meaning to get to for quite some time: factor investing. My original intention was to create an in-depth report on this topic – which I’m still planning to do – but today’s article will serve as preliminary attempt to get those juices flowing.


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Posted in: Educational Factors Index Funds Investing Basics Stocks

We’ve Seen This Before

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Some of the strongest moves in the stock market often come when no one is expecting them. After a vicious start to the year – which almost triggered a Dow Theory sell signal, the market found itself in a renewed uptrend beginning in early April.

Since then, the S&P 500 has been climbing steadily inside a well defined upward sloping channel. We can see this in the chart below, along with some key support levels.


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Posted in: Bonds Dow Theory Earnings Factors Interest Rates

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