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The FAANG Trade In Focus Again
Since the equity market peak in the third quarter of 2018, the average return of the FAANG basket of stocks has underperformed the broader S&P 500 Index. With the FAANG's return to the upside, the basket has resumed its outperformance.
Record Job Openings In A Tight Labor Market
With the release of the January Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS), further confirmation was evident that the job market remains tilted in favor of job seekers.
Investors Have Missed Out On The Equity Rally
From 2014 to mid-2015, investors seemed to have a favorable view on stocks but beginning in mid-2015 though, investor flows turned negative.
Cyclical Stocks Outperforming Defensive Stocks An Indication Of A Strengthening Economy?
Since the beginning of 2018, investors have encountered a stock market that is more volatile, yet at a level of volatility that is more normal
Investor Sentiment Has Improved But Not To An Extreme Level
Several recent releases of various investor sentiment reports show an improvement in overall investor sentiment.
Higher U.S. Stock Prices Not Driven By Higher Domestic Equity Inflows
In spite of the strong returns so far this year, investor fund flows into mutual funds and exchange-traded funds has been decidedly negative.
Dogs Of The Dow A Winning Strategy In 2018
With the 2018 investing year now closed, one strategy that turned out to be a winning one was the Dogs of the Dow strategy.
Stock Buybacks Up 57.8% In Third Quarter
S&P Dow Jones Indices recently reported preliminary dividend and buyback information for the third quarter ending 9/30/2018. On a year over year basis stock buybacks for S&P 500 companies are collectively up 57.8% for Q3 2018.
Trend In Index Earnings More Important Then A Slowing Rate Of Earnings Growth
One issue strategists are highlighting of late is the fact the earnings growth rate for the S&P 500 Index in 2019 is expected to decelerate from the mid to high 20+% level this year to the mid-single-digit percentage level in 2019.
Steep Decline In Bullish Investor Sentiment
The American Association of Individual Investors reported sentiment data for the week ending December 12, 2018. The sentiment survey reported the largest change in the difference between bullish and bearish sentiment since April 11, 2013.
Tight Labor Market A Headwind For Business Sentiment
Although the November NFIB Small Business Optimism Index remains at a high level of 104.8, today's report is the third consecutive decline in the index.
Investment Fund Outflows Dominate
The most recent flow data for ETF's and mutual funds reported by ICI last week notes outflows occurred in nearly all of the broad asset categories. One exception was a small positive flow into commodity oriented investments.
GM Restructuring News Not A Sign Of A Slowing Economy
Yesterday General Motors (GM) announced a restructuring that will cut 14,000 positions and the possibility of closing five auto manufacturing plants. Some headlines attributed the restructuring to an economy that may be slowing.
Low Level Of Bullishness Means Equity Market Market Bottom Maybe Near
Today's Sentiment Survey report from the American Association of Individual Investors noted individual investor bullish sentiment decline 9.8 percentage points to 25.3%.
Institutional And Individual Investors More Bearish On Equities
Since the January market high, the bullishness reading has vacillated between +26% to +45%, with a level in the mid-teens being an extreme. Today's reading of 35.1% bullishness falls within this range.
Small Business Continues To Be Highly Optimistic
Today's NFIB Small Business Optimism Index was reported at a strong 107.4, down only 1.4 points from the Index's 45-year August high.
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