We wrote in May the mid-year months of a mid-term election year are historically the weakest for the stock market from a calendar perspective. Large Caps, however, have mostly bucked that pattern.
General patterns are a weaker dollar, rising stocks and range-bound bond yields.
We are entering the most bearish window among the potential combinations of the Presidential Election Cycle and the Annual Cycle.
What worked, what didn’t; what you need to consider for investing in Emerging Markets this year.
A “dozen” major market measures have moved to new bull market highs in the last three months. But many of these have been the groups that do best when “risk” is “off,” and may be a reason “Ain’t Nobody Happy,” even in an up year.
The U.S. bull market is mature and I believe the odds are better than even that 2013 will see a cyclical top.
With “That Time Of Year” approaching and the Major Trend Index not too far above the neutral zone, we review nine factors impacting the stock market from a glass-half-empty perspective.
Does The Market Have A Party Preference In The Presidential Election? Results are a wash, so investors might rethink their assumptions about party affiliation and market performance.
From the stock market to politics to football, Doug Ramsey offers up ten predictions and thoughts for the New Year…. Even though we’ve already had a one month “peek” at 2012.
This month’s “Of Special Interest” takes a look back at and updates some our favorite charts from 2010.