Passive Versus Active

Passive Versus Active

Passive investment strategies have been on the rise since the start of the current bull run, which is now the longest in history.  These strategies have worked quite well during this rally.  If, and when, we enter a bear phase passive investors will be in for quite a...
Room To Run?

Room To Run?

It may very well be that the current rally off the Christmas week lows has plenty of room to run.  The year after a mid-term year puts in its low the S&P 500 Index is up an average of 32%.  Since the Christmas week lows last year the S&P 500 is up 17%.  Are...
The Big Swing

The Big Swing

From one extreme to another.  Back on December 24th as the month long melt down accelerated, only 1% of all S&P 500 stocks were trading above their 50 day moving averages.  This equaled one of the most extreme oversold readings ever.  Fast forward to this week. ...
Welcome To February

Welcome To February

Great stuff from Ryan Detrick of LPL Research:   What a year it has been. After the worst December for stocks in 87 years that contributed to the worst fourth quarter since the 2008–09 financial crisis, stocks have bounced back in spectacular fashion. In fact, with a...