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Market commentary provided by well-known technical and research analysts, financial authors, investment newsletter publishers, and economists. The opinions expressed each week represent their professional perspectives and not necessarily those of the magazine.

The Phillips curve is ‘not even wrong’

To paraphrase theoretical physicist Wolfgang Pauli, the whole idea behind the Phillips curve is “not even wrong.” Economist A.W.H. Phillips studied the relationship between inflation and unemployment in the United Kingdom and noticed that they were...

Are we near a Trump hump—then slump?

Now that I have your attention, let’s review the results of my last Proactive Advisor Magazine article, “Favorable long-term seasonal trends of ETFs,” which covered seasonal opportunities from December 2016 through February 2017. Of the 21 opportunities...

Consolidation? Yes. Market top? Not now.

At a time when markets seem confused and lacking in confidence, it’s important for investors not to exhibit the same qualities. Doing so typically leads to overtrading and/or poorly timed market-allocation decisions. Lowry Research’s approach isolates...

Anatomy of Dow 30 technical patterns

Large segments of the investing population continue to use the Dow Jones 30 Industrial Average (DJIA) as the basis for determining how well the stock market is doing at any given time. Many investors are excited about how far this index will climb in...

Stock market years ending in ‘7’

Long-term cycle charts are interesting to look at, but I’m not sure how much they help one’s trading or strategy. In any case, www.seasonalcharts.com has an interesting 10-year cycle chart of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The data for the Dow is...

The ins and outs of event-driven ETFs

Event-driven investing strategies have been around for decades. These strategies attempt to profit from market inefficiencies that often occur in conjunction with various corporate events such as mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs, stock splits, buybacks,...