An oil price and energy stock price reversion may be starting.
NFIB signals a recession is coming…again.
An “economic hurricane” is coming.
Investors are terrified.
Social Security has a problem.
When will the bear market end?
Will the Fed pause its rate hikes as markets correct?
Is a “lost decade” ahead for markets?
High inflation has captured the headlines as of late particularly as CPI recently hit the highest levels since 1981.
The disinflationary impact of Fed policy on equities is coming.
Investing during a recession can be a very difficult, and often dangerous, prospect.
Investor sentiment has become so bearish that it’s bullish.
“Don’t be bearish.” That was the message delivered by a Wall Street Journal article in August 2021.
A bull market in bonds is set to return with a vengeance as the Fed once again makes a policy mistake.
Buying stocks is easy; the hard part is knowing when to sell.
Recession warnings are clearly on the rise. Much of the initial media fervor focuses on the inversion of the yield curve.
Is there a bear market lurking in the shadows?
Is it still a “bear market rally?”
The “wisdom of the crowd” isn’t always wise to follow. A recent article by Scott Nations via MarketWatch made an excellent point.
Did Goldman Sachs destroy a persistent myth about investing in stocks? Sam Ro recently suggested such was the case for the “sacred CAPE ratio.”
“Anatomy of a Bear Market” by Russell Napier is a “must-read” manuscript. Given current market dynamics, a review seems timely.
Yield curve inversion conversations are dominating the media to the point it almost sounds like the start of a bad joke.
The surge in bond yields suggests that we are nearing the ideal entry point to buy longer-duration bonds for capital appreciation and portfolio protection.
Bailouts are the root cause of the dysfunction of capitalism and the demise of free markets.
“Cash Is Trash” is a common theme as of late as inflation rages from the massive monetary interventions of 2020 and 2021.
Recession risk is rising rapidly. In fact, it is possible that we may already be in one.
The Fed’s QE is officially over.
An earnings reversion is coming.
Hiking rates into a wildly overvalued market is potentially a mistake. So says Bank of America in a recent article.
Greedy corporations are not causing inflation.
“Geopolitical Risk” could well be a reason for the Fed to slow-roll tightening monetary policy in March.
A March stock market rally is likely, but does that mean the risk of a bear market is over?
Market pullback or bear market? Such seems to be the question on everyone’s mind as of late, given the rough start to 2022 so far.
Earnings estimates are more deviated from long-term growth trends than at any point in history.
Economic stagnation arrives as expected as the “Sugar Rush" of liquidity continues to fade from the system.
A 50-percent decline will only be a correction and not a bear market.
Disinflation, and ultimately deflation, is a more significant threat than inflation over the next two years.
A Potemkin economy has lured the Fed, economists, and Wall Street analysts into a potentially dangerous assumption of economic normalcy.
Jeremy Grantham recently made headlines with his latest market outlook titled “Let The Wild Rumpus Begin.”
What if the Fed can’t hike rates? It’s an interesting question and one we delved into in Part 1 – “Fed Won’t Hike Rates As Much As Expected.”
Rate hikes will be far fewer than the markets currently expect.
“Don’t Fight The Fed.” But, unfortunately, that mantra has remained a “call to arms” of the financial markets and media “bullish tribes” over the last decade.
Passive ETFs are hiding a bear market in stocks.
“Speculative” is a word that aptly sums up the year 2021.
Here are my New Year “investor” resolutions for 2022.
The reality is that despite media commentary to the contrary, debt-driven government spending programs have a dismal history of providing the economic growth promised. As a result, the disappointment of economic and earnings growth over the next year is almost a guarantee.
During bull markets, investors have a concise memory of previous bear markets. Such is why, throughout history, cycles repeat as lessons must get learned and relearned.
When the Fed initially starts hiking rates, it is usually during a strongly trending bull market. Much like a car rolling downhill in neutral, tapping the brakes initially doesn’t do much to curb the momentum. However, keep pushing on the brake pedal long enough, and the car will slow to stop. There are two things to take away from the chart below.
“Wipe Out” is an appropriate description of what is happening beneath the calm surface of the bull market.
Going to all cash in your portfolio to avoid a crash can be just as costly as the crash itself. A recent CNBC article quoted a $200 billion money manager suggesting “every stock market investor should be ready to go to cash.”