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.
Recession Ahead?

Recession Ahead?

Not according to the Baltic Dry Index. Baltic Dry Index explained: A change in the Baltic Dry Index can give investors insight into global supply and demand trends. Many consider a rising or contracting index to be a leading indicator of future economic growth....