Monthly Archives: September 2015

Markets Up—But Stocks Worst Qtr In 4 Years

[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] 1. Moving the Markets Stocks ended sharply higher on the last day of a rough third quarter, but that shouldn’t overshadow the fact that Wall Street still posted its worst quarterly performance in four years, a … Continue reading

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Equities Finally Hold Ground On Healthcare Stocks And Consumer Confidence

[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] 1. Moving the Markets Stocks ended in mixed territory after choppy trading as Wall Street staged a partial rebound from Monday’s sharp sell-off that edged the U.S. market closer to its 2015 lows hit in late … Continue reading

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Bearish Momentum Accelerates

[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] 1. Moving the Markets Stocks tumbled, for the 5th day in a row, to kick off the new week in the red, as Wall Street reacted to fresh data showing China’s economy is in slowdown mode, … Continue reading

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ETFs/Mutual Funds On The Cutline – Updated Through 09/25/2015

Below are the latest ETF Cutline reports, which show how far above or below their respective long-term trend lines (39 week SMA) my currently tracked ETFs/MFs are positioned. The first report covers the ETF Master List from Thursday’s StatSheet and … Continue reading

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One Man’s Opinion: Will Higher Home Prices Drive US Inflation?

Market observers would not expect the Federal Reserve to raise rates in October or December this year because historically the US central bank has been sensitive to international concerns, said Bill Smead, CEO and CIO of Smead Capital Management. Many … Continue reading

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New ETFs On The Block: Compass EMP International 500 Volatility Weighted Index ETF (CIL)

Compass Efficient Model Portfolios (Compass EMP), which was recently acquired by Victory Capital, launched two volatility-weighted funds that widened the firm’s lineup of so called smart-beta products and brought its total number of offering to ten. The Compass EMP International … Continue reading

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