Article Category: Stocks

The End is Near

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You probably saw the title of this article and assumed I was talking about the bull market, and that may be the case too, but it’s actually in reference to my weekly market analysis provided through Sigma Point Capital. Today will be the last article that goes out, at least for a while. I’m sure this comes as a big surprise, and you probably have many questions, so please allow me to explain.


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Posted in: Asset Allocation Gold Primary Trend Psychology Recessions Sectors Stocks

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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A Deeper Look at Valuation Levels

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At the end of each quarter J.P. Morgan puts out their so-called “Guide to the Markets,” which includes a wealth of information about the market and economy. The information isn’t the most timely, but it helps investors wrap their arms around many key data points.

There are a handful of charts that I’d like to discuss today, but before we do that let’s take a quick look at the technical condition of the stock market.


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Posted in: Earnings Economy Interest Rates Stocks Taxes Valuations

It’s Retest Day

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I’ve been sitting here parsing through all kinds of economic data trying to make the case for a bear market, and I’ll be honest – it’s tough. There just aren’t many data points that portend a rolling over of the business cycle, or primary trend.

There are of course a few, such as the declines in housing starts and building permits (shown below), but other than that, most leading indicators remain in firm uptrends (the S&P 500 being the notable exception).


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Posted in: Corrections Economy Momentum Primary Trend Stocks

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