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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...

Low volatility—high returns?

What offers a better opportunity for investment returns: low-volatility or high-volatility markets? It doesn’t seem possible that low-volatility markets might deliver better returns than the converse of more alpha being delivered in volatile markets. It...

Has market momentum finally shifted?

Editor’s note: Despite the rapid-fire action emanating from the Oval Office last week, markets seemed to take it all relatively in stride, with the Dow Jones reaching the long-anticipated 20,000 milestone, the SPX rising 1%, and the NASDAQ Composite...

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,...

Short-term market outlook downgraded to neutral

Editor’s note: Tony Dwyer, U.S. portfolio strategist for Canaccord Genuity, and his colleagues author a widely respected monthly overview of market conditions, technical factors, and future market outlook called the “Strategy Picture Book.” The...