Slow and Steady

Slow and Steady

It has been 332 days since the Standard & Poor’s 500 (S&P 500) Index experienced a 5 percent drop, reported Barron’s. If there isn’t a selloff on Monday or Tuesday, this will become the longest rally without such a drop. During this period, the Index has...
A Lot Happened. Not Much Changed.

A Lot Happened. Not Much Changed.

A lot happened during the third quarter of 2017, but not much changed. The bull market in U.S. stocks continued to charge ahead. Traditional measures of valuation continued to suggest the market is overvalued, but some analysts argued it’s different this time. The...
Aging Bull!

Aging Bull!

Bad pun, I know, but the bull market in U.S. stocks is getting really old. In fact, this bull has been charging, standing, or sitting for more than eight years. In April, it became the second longest bull market in American history, according to CNN Money. There are...

Are We Witnessing the Death of the Bull Market?

“Bull markets are born on pessimism, grow on skepticism, mature on optimism, and die on euphoria.” — Sir John Templeton If he was right, investor sentiment seems to support the idea the bull market may be around for a while. The American Association of...
The 30+ Year Bull Market in Bonds

The 30+ Year Bull Market in Bonds

The bull market in bonds has persisted for MORE than 30 years. It began when The Cosby Show was in its heyday, when the first Apple Macintosh computers arrived in homes, and when Clara Peller famously asked, “Where’s the beef?” in a popular television commercial. The...
What’s The Difference Between A Bull And A Bubble?

What’s The Difference Between A Bull And A Bubble?

What’s The Difference Between A Bull And A Bubble? During 2013, stock markets in the United States and Europe generally delivered very attractive returns so it’s not all surprising that talk of market bubbles fills the air. After all, bubbles are not a new...
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