The Quest for Good ‘Large Cap’ Stocks in a Record High Bull Market

The Quest for Good ‘Large Cap’ Stocks in a Record High Bull Market






The Quest for Good ‘Large Cap’ Stocks in a Record High Bull Market $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $AAPL, $WMT, $FB Large cap refers to large market capitalization. “Large Cap” is a term used by the investment community. Cap size has changed over time, so it is important to take scaling into consideration. What was considered a […]






US President Donald Trump’s Economic Plan to Spur GDP

US President Donald Trump’s Economic Plan to Spur GDP






US President Donald Trump’s Economic Plan to Spur GDP $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Economic experts now believe that the Trump White House estimates of economic growth of 3 to 3.5% are actually “too conservative” and the economy is poised to expand much faster than that. “With Reagan, we put up 4% growth rates coming out […]






Trump Rally Extends, ‘Sidelined’ Money Coming Back In

Trump Rally Extends, ‘Sidelined’ Money Coming Back In






Trump Rally Extends, ‘Sidelined’ Money Coming Back In $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX All 3 indexes posted all-time highs, and all 11 major S&P sectors finished higher on the day US stocks rose to new record highs Tuesday, boosted by strong earnings reports from Wal-Mart and other retailers and continued optimism about the economic agenda of President […]






US Stocks Mark New Records, S&P 500 Up 4 Weeks Running

US Stocks Mark New Records, S&P 500 Up 4 Weeks Running






US Stocks Mark New Records, S&P 500 Up 4 Weeks Running $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Stock indexes marked record highs again Friday, after a late-afternoon drive erased losses from earlier in the day. It caps the 4  straight week of gainers for the Standard & Poor’s 500 index. Reports through the week showed that the […]






Trump Rally Extends on Economic Growth, Consumer Prices Up

Trump Rally Extends on Economic Growth, Consumer Prices Up






Trump Rally Extends on Economic Growth, Consumer Prices Up $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US stock market indexes finish at record highs for 5th day running US consumer prices recorded their biggest increase in nearly  4 years in January as households paid more for gasoline and other goods, suggesting inflation picking up. The US Labor Department said […]






The Trump Rally Extends, S&P 500 Posts Another Record High

The Trump Rally Extends, S&P 500 Posts Another Record High






The Trump Rally Extends, S&P 500 Posts Another Record High $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Along with the S&P, the DJIA posted its 4th straight record close, the NAS Comp closed at a high for a sixth day running. MSCI’s all-country world index edged up 0.08%. Europe’s broad FTSEurofirst 300 index slipped 0.04%to snap a 5-session […]






Trump Rally Extends, Driving S&P 500 Market Value to $20-T +

Trump Rally Extends, Driving S&P 500 Market Value to $20-T +






Trump Rally Extends, Driving S&P 500 Market Value to $20-T + $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX America First taking a firm hold on the business and consumer sentiment nation wide. Monday, the major US stock indexes hit record highs, with the benchmark S&P 500’s market value topping $20-T as investors see tax cuts promised by President Donald Trump coming […]






The US “War on Business” is Over in The Age of Trumpism

The US “War on Business” is Over in The Age of Trumpism






The US “War on Business” is Over in The Age of Trumpism $SPY US President Donald Trump’s coming incentive-based tax policy will show that former President’s Bill Clinton’s and Barack Hussein-Obama’s war on business is over and American companies will be rewarded, not punished by over burdening and unnecessary government regulation. “The business tax rates […]






Fed’s Regulation “Stickler” Resigns, Bank Stocks Lead Trump Rally Extension

Fed’s Regulation “Stickler” Resigns, Bank Stocks Lead Trump Rally Extension






Fed’s Regulation “Stickler” Resigns, Bank Stocks Lead Trump Rally Extension $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Fed board member Daniel Tarullo, a Key official guiding bank regulation efforts, resigned effective in April The Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (exchanged-traded fund) that owns a basket of bank and insurance stocks, added to gains and was up 0.4% after […]






US Stocks Finished Flat to Unchanged Wednesday

US Stocks Finished Flat to Unchanged Wednesday






US Stocks Finished Flat to Unchanged Wednesday $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The major US averages finished Wednesday’s session flat to unchanged, as the S&P 500 (+0.1%) and the NAS Comp (+0.2%) closed with modest gains while the DJIA (-0.2%) under-performed. Black Gold finished 0.3% higher at 52.36 bbl after seeing solid losses during the overnight […]






Market Analysts Believe President Trump Will Deliver on His Promises

Market Analysts Believe President Trump Will Deliver on His Promises






Market Analysts Believe President Trump Will Deliver on His Promises $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Savvy stock market watchers believe that US President Donald Trump will deliver on market-friendly policies. President Trump’s plan to reduce government regulation, if implemented, could have a strong effect on stocks, meaning that the US stock market could add another 10% or […]






AAII Sentiment Survey, 2 February 2017

AAII Sentiment Survey, 2 February 2017






AAII Sentiment Survey, 2 February 2017 Neutral Sentiment Rises to Highest Level Since Early November 2016  $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, The AAII Sentiment Survey has been conducted weekly since July 1987 and asks AAII members whether they think stock prices will rise, remain essentially flat or fall over the next six months. The survey period runs […]






President Donald Trump’s Tax Code Changes a Happy Day for Shareholders

President Donald Trump’s Tax Code Changes a Happy Day for Shareholders






President Donald Trump’s Tax Code Changes a Happy Day for Shareholders $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US President Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans have plans to change the tax code to give businesses greater incentive to invest in the US and to hire more Americans. That could mean a “Happy” payday for shareholders of technology giant […]






Donald Trump Scaling Back Hussein-Obama’s Business Regulatory System

Donald Trump Scaling Back Hussein-Obama’s Business Regulatory System






Donald Trump Scaling Back Hussein-Obama’s Business Regulatory System $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ US President Donald Trump orders a sweeping review of the Dodd-Frank Act rules enacted in response to the Y 2008 financial crisis, signing an executive action Friday designed to significantly scale back the overburdening business regulatory system put in place in Y 2010. President […]






President Trump’s Cabinet a Visionary “Dream Team” = Business

President Trump’s Cabinet a Visionary “Dream Team” = Business






President Trump’s Cabinet a Visionary “Dream Team” = Business $DIA,$SPY, $QQQ, $VXX With our new President comes his new Cabinet; these men and women tasked to Making America Great Again. We are now 2 weeks into the Trump Administration, and it is very clear now that President has surrounded himself with a Cabinet people that get things […]






Investors Almanac: February has been the S&P 500’s Weakest Month

Investors Almanac: February has been the S&P 500’s Weakest Month






Investors Almanac: February has been the S&P 500’s Weakest Month $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX, Over and during the past 40 years, February has been the S&P 500’s weakest month within the generally strong November to April frame. In that frame stocks have risen only 0.06% in the average February, according to the data Febraury has […]






US Small-Business Optimism Highest in 10 Years

US Small-Business Optimism Highest in 10 Years






US Small-Business Optimism Highest in 10 Years $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US President Donald Trump’s vow to slash business regulations drove small-business optimism in January to the highest marks in more than 10 years. Monday, we saw the executive order that was just signed on slashing the regulations that have been choking small businesses, and […]






US Pending Home Sale Up +1.6% in December

US Pending Home Sale Up +1.6% in December






US Pending Home Sale Up +1.6% in December $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in December. The increase possibly reflects more people scrambling to purchase homes as mortgage rates have been rising and increasing the costs of ownership. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) said Monday that its seasonally adjusted […]






Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street






Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Early Briefing: Overall some correction can/will/should/may come into global equities after the strength seen last week. See some sideways action coming in the early sessions this week before more Northside momentum takes hold. Last week we saw the break North, so now we could see a […]






AAII Sentiment Survey, 25 January 2017

AAII Sentiment Survey, 25 January 2017






AAII Sentiment Survey, 25 January 2017 $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ The percentage of individual investors describing their short-term market outlook as “Neutral” is at its highest level since the election. The survey period runs Thursday through Wednesday, and many of this week’s votes were recorded before the DJIA rose above 20,000 last Tuesday. This week’s AAII […]






Rates Rise, US New-Home Sales Fall 10% to 10-Month Low

Rates Rise, US New-Home Sales Fall 10% to 10-Month Low






Rates Rise, US New-Home Sales Fall 10% to 10-Month Low $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Purchases of new US homes fell in December to a 10-month low, suggesting the post-Election rise in mortgage rates pushed out potential buyers. Single-family house sales dropped 10.4%, the most in nearly 2 years, to a 536,000 annualized pace, the US […]






Trump Rally Extends, DJIA, S&P 500 & NAS Comp at Record Highs

Trump Rally Extends, DJIA, S&P 500 & NAS Comp at Record Highs






Trump Rally Extends, DJIA, S&P 500 & NAS Comp at Record Highs $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Wednesday, US stocks climbed into record territory, as the DJIA closed over the 20,000 mark for the 1st time as solid earnings and optimism over US President Donald Trump’s pro-growth initiatives extend the post-Election Trump Rally. President Trump has […]






Monday, President Donald Trump Vowed to Cut Regulations & Taxes

Monday, President Donald Trump Vowed to Cut Regulations & Taxes






Monday, President Donald Trump Vowed to Cut Regulations & Taxes $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Monday, US President Donald Trump met with a dozen American manufacturers at the White House, pledging to slash regulations and cut corporate taxes, but warning them he would impose taxes on imports if they move production outside the country. President Trump, […]






The Markets as President Trump Took His Oath of Office

The Markets as President Trump Took His Oath of Office






The Markets as President Trump Took His Oath of Office $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $GLD, $SLV It’s been a month (December 20th) since the DJIA last closed at an all-time high.  And since January 6th, the Dow Jones is finding breaking above its 20K line a hard nut to crack.  That’s not to say the Dow […]






Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street






Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Early Briefing, World Stock Markets The Inauguration of Donald Trump as the US President kept the DJIA at 19827.25, 0.48% in the Green but the range of 19700-18000 remained intact. Similarly, DAX at 11630.13, +0.29% stayed in its 5-week range of 11400-700 for another session. […]






AAII Sentiment Survey, 18 January 2017

AAII Sentiment Survey, 18 January 2017






AAII Sentiment Survey, 18 January 2017 $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ Optimism fell to its lowest level since the Presidential Election, ending a streak of 9 straight weeks with Bullish sentiment above 40%. This week’s results: Bullish: 37.0%, – 6.6 pts Neutral: 30.3%, – 0.9 pts Bearish: 32.7%, – 5.7 pts Historical averages: Bullish: 38.5% Neutral: 31.0% […]






US Markets Finish Higher on Trump Inauguration

US Markets Finish Higher on Trump Inauguration






US Markets Finish Higher on Trump Inauguration $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Friday, US stocks edged higher in afternoon trading, on course to recoup most of the market’s losses from Thursday The rebound came about as investors weighed Donald Trump’s swearing in as the 45th President of the United States and the latest company earnings reports. […]






Positive Big Bankers See Regulations Abating Under President Donald Trump

Positive Big Bankers See Regulations Abating Under President Donald Trump






Positive Big Bankers See Regulations Abating Under President Donald Trump $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Ignore the left wing mockery that is coming. Wall Street’s big bankers attending the WEF in Davos said Thursday, that they are confident Donald Trump’s incoming administration will loosen regulatory constraints on financiers, even if it leaves Barack Hussein Obama’s signature […]






Janet Yellen, “Makes sense to raise rates gradually.”

Janet Yellen, “Makes sense to raise rates gradually.”






Janet Yellen, “Makes sense to raise rates gradually.” $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX With the US economy close to full employment and inflation headed toward the Fed’s 2% goal, it “makes sense” for the US central bank to gradually lift interest rates, Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen said Wednesday afternoon. “Waiting too long to begin moving toward […]






Little Chance the Fed will “Snuff Out” Expansion Anytime Soon

Little Chance the Fed will “Snuff Out” Expansion Anytime Soon






Little Chance the Fed will “Snuff Out” Expansion Anytime Soon $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The Fed is unlikely to take actions that would “snuff out” the current US economic expansion anytime soon because inflation is not a problem, according to Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley. Tuesday, Mr. Dudley, in a speech […]






Mammoth Shift in Retail Sales, e-Commerce Winning

Mammoth Shift in Retail Sales, e-Commerce Winning






Mammoth Shift in Retail Sales, e-Commerce Winning $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Holiday sales at Macy’s Inc. (NYSE:M), Sears Holdings Corp., and J.C. Penney Co.(NYSE:JCP) were anemic and US government data confirmed it Friday. The nation’s traditional department stores are steadily losing ground to their online rivals, a shift in the retail landscape that shows both […]






Wall Street Expects to Post Huge Q-4 Returns

Wall Street Expects to Post Huge Q-4 Returns






Wall Street Expects to Post Huge Q-4 Returns $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Wall Street firms are expected to post the biggest Q-4 win since the financial crisis as the US election triggered global markets activity from government bonds to currencies. Fixed-income and stock-trading revenue at the 5 biggest U.S investment banks rose 20% from a […]






US Stocks Finished Higher on Energy and Technology Gains

US Stocks Finished Higher on Energy and Technology Gains






US Stocks Finished Higher on Energy and Technology Gains $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US stocks ended higher Wednesday extending The Trump Rally, as energy and technology gains countered a drop in healthcare stocks after President Elect Donald Trump said pharmaceutical companies were “getting away with murder” by charging high prices. The NAS Comp ended the day […]






Mid-Caps Stocks Leading in the US Market Rally

Mid-Caps Stocks Leading in the US Market Rally






Mid-Caps Stocks Leading in the US Market Rally $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Stocks have risen sharply to record highs since Republican Donald Trump was elected president in November, and the best-performing equities have “floated up from the bottom of the barrel” according to some analysts and fund managers. Analysts not that over the past 3 […]






Stock Market Participants “Savvy” to Risks Under the Surface of a Rise

Stock Market Participants “Savvy” to Risks Under the Surface of a Rise






Stock Market Participants “Savvy” to Risks Under the Surface of a Rise $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Yale economist Robert Shiller admits that he does not know “what to make” of surging US stocks now Thursday he offer some of his sage advice to savvy investors: “Markets are inherently filled with tricks and traps, be careful.” […]






US Stocks Could Rise 12% This Year as Economic Growth Gathers Momentum

US Stocks Could Rise 12% This Year as Economic Growth Gathers Momentum






US Stocks Could Rise 12% This Year as Economic Growth Gathers Momentum $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US stocks could rise 12% this year as economic growth gathers momentum, bolstering demand for risk assets, while pushing US Treasury prices lower, according to Byron Wien VP of Blackstone Group (NYSE:BX) The Vice President of multi-asset investing at […]






US Indexes Winding Down the Year in Traditional Patterns

US Indexes Winding Down the Year in Traditional Patterns






US Indexes Winding Down the Year in Traditional Patterns $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The financial markets are winding down the year in the tradition pattern with optimistic sentiment about the future. We do not know yet about the traditional dark cloud of Q-1 data when US growth numbers under perform before subsequently being revised higher […]






US Investor Optimism Running at 9 Year Highs

US Investor Optimism Running at 9 Year Highs






US Investor Optimism Running at 9 Year Highs $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Investor optimism in the US is at a 9-year high as the stock market has climbed to record highs following the Election of Republican Donald Trump as President. The Wells Fargo/Gallup Investor a534870-Megan-Fox-Call-of-DutyFeatures-Star-inEpicnd Retirement Optimism Index increased in November to 96 from 79 […]






US Home Construction Dove in November, Stocks Flat on High Volume

US Home Construction Dove in November, Stocks Flat on High Volume






US Home Construction Dove in November, Stocks Flat on High Volume $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX New-home construction in the US fell more than forecast in November after surging a month earlier to a 9-year high, indicating fitful progress in residential real estate. Residential starts slumped 18.7% to a 1.09-M annualized rate last month after rising […]






People are Working, Traveling, Spending and Investing in Stocks

People are Working, Traveling, Spending and Investing in Stocks






People are Working, Traveling, Spending and Investing in Stocks $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ The post-election Trump Rally has taken stock market indexes to all-time highs, and the recent gains raise some interesting Q’s. Below are some thoughts on the action that you may find useful, as follows: Sentiment: Has spiked as the market has run up. […]






AAII Sentiment Survey, 7 December 2016

AAII Sentiment Survey, 7 December 2016






AAII Sentiment Survey, 7 December 2016 $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ The AAII Sentiment Survey measures the percentage of individual investors who are bullish, bearish, and neutral on the stock market short term; individuals are polled from the AAII Website on a weekly basis. Only one vote per member is accepted in each weekly voting period. Optimism […]






The Post Election US Stock Market is “Amazing”

The Post Election US Stock Market is “Amazing”






The Post Election US Stock Market is “Amazing” $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The post-election US stock market action is intent on rallying to the new highs daily, such moves are typically associated with rapid economic growth. But, so far we have not seen any new data that supports that, except for Consumer Confidence, aka optimism, hitting its […]






The Trump Rally Extends, DJIA in Record Territory “Again”

The Trump Rally Extends, DJIA in Record Territory “Again”






The Trump Rally Extends, DJIA in Record Territory “Again” $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Donald Trump’s promises to ramp up infrastructure spending and ease banking regulations are driving the DJIA North of the broader market. The DJIA drove to a fresh record Tuesday as the S&P 500 Index hangs 1.74 points below its all-time high and […]






Trump Rally Extends, Financials and Techs Lead

Trump Rally Extends, Financials and Techs Lead






Trump Rally Extends, Financials and Techs Lead $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US stocks rose Monday as investors bought banks and  technology company stocks, which have been mostly left out of a post-election rally. The DJIA marked another record high. Energy companies rose as the price of Crude Oil reached its highest marks since July 2015. […]






Donald Trump’s Presidency Will Benefit Stocks in Almost Every Sector

Donald Trump’s Presidency Will Benefit Stocks in Almost Every Sector






Donald Trump’s Presidency Will Benefit Stocks in Almost Every Sector $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX After years of slowing earnings growth and little in the way of excitement for many Wall Street analysts, many are hopeful that President Elect Donald Trump will make things interesting. When collating data for the Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE:GS) Analyst […]






US Consumer Confidence Spikes to Highest Mark in Decade

US Consumer Confidence Spikes to Highest Mark in Decade






US Consumer Confidence Spikes to Highest Mark in Decade $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US consumer confidence rebounded this month to the highest mark in more than 9 years. The Conference Board said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index registered 107.1 in November, up from 100.8 last month and highest since July 2007. Americans’ assessment of […]






Financial Markets Love Donald Trump, as Obama Fades to Black

Financial Markets Love Donald Trump, as Obama Fades to Black






Financial Markets Love Donald Trump, as Obama Fades to Black $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The stock market’s rise to record highs after Donald Trump’s Presidential victory shows that investors are optimistic that the economy will improve as President Barack Hussein Obama leaves office. “His promise to cut both corporate taxes and red tape will translate […]






Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) Publishes 2017 Macro Outlook

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) Publishes 2017 Macro Outlook






Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) Publishes 2017 Macro Outlook $GS, $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) advises wealthy individuals with millions and billions in assets and advises most of the large institutional investors. The Big Q: What are investors supposed to make of a pro-2017 outlook by Goldman Sachs on the same day that the DJIA, S&P […]






The AAII Sentiment Survey for the Frame Ended 23 November 2016

The AAII Sentiment Survey for the Frame Ended 23 November 2016






The AAII Sentiment Survey for the Frame Ended 23 November 2016 $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The AAII Investor Sentiment Survey measures the percentage of individual investors who are Bullish, Bearish, and Neutral on the US stock market for the next 6 months, The AAII Investor Sentiment Survey has become a widely followed measure of the […]






The Trump Rally Extends, DJIA and S&P 500 at Record Highs

The Trump Rally Extends, DJIA and S&P 500 at Record Highs






The Trump Rally Extends, DJIA and S&P 500 at Record Highs $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Wednesday, DJIA and the Standard & Poor’s 500 finished at record highs, the NAS Comp fell, dragged down by declines in big tech names. Trading was quiet ahead of the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend in the USA. Small-company stocks continued to […]






The AAII Sentiment Survey for the Frame Ended 16 November 2016

The AAII Sentiment Survey for the Frame Ended 16 November 2016






The AAII Sentiment Survey for the Frame Ended 16 November 2016 $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The AAII Investor Sentiment Survey measures the percentage of individual investors who are Bullish, Bearish, and Neutral on the US stock market for the next 6 months, The AAII Investor Sentiment Survey has become a widely followed measure of the […]






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