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From The Worst To The Best

From The Worst To The Best

Great stuff from Ben Carlson of awealthofcommonsense.com:  The first quarter of 2020 saw the S&P 500 fall 19.6%. The second quarter of 2020 saw the S&P 500 rise 20.5%. Add this up and on a total return basis the U.S. stock market was down just 2.7% through the...
Here Comes September

Here Comes September

The S&P 500 Index closed last August at $2901.50. This August it closed at $2926.45.That’s less than a 1% gain over the last year. Some thoughts on September from Barron’s: September, of course, has a bad reputation for stock returns. Since 1950, it...
Energy Continues To Lag

Energy Continues To Lag

Energy has been the worst performing sector for 5 of the last 6 years. The ratio of the S&P 500 Index versus the XLE(SPDRs Select Sector Energy ETF) has reached a 19-year low. Something’s got to give. Hat tip Charlie Bilello
Goodbye August

Goodbye August

The S&P 500 Index will finish lower in August. What happens next? From the desk of Ryan Detrick: The past 14 times the S&P 500 was lower in August? The rest of the year was higher all 14 times.