Here’s an interesting graphic showing the time-spans of previous health viruses overlapped on the stock market levels during the life of those viruses.
Category: General Investment
Keeping up with the Jones’s is not something anyone should strive for – but in the case of saving for retirement, knowing how you compare could help you develop an awareness of the need for saving for retirement. Every situation is different due to guaranteed sources of retirement income; current and future bills; lifestyle; helping […]
An interesting piece of research from Crestmont Research reveals that if a recession does not occur before the end of the year, it will be the first decade without a US recession in 170 years. As you will see in the graphic below, it is common to have 3 or 4 recessions per decade. What […]
Back in 1965, Martha and the Vandellas sang “Nowhere to run, baby, nowhere to hide”. That was true as well in 2018, at least in the world of investing. The graphic below, from visualcapitalist.com, shows just how tough the investing environment of 2018 was. Bonds were flat, the US dollar was modestly higher…and that was […]
December has been turbulent for the market. Declines like we have recently witnessed are beyond usual as shown in the graph below. If this in fact is the beginning of a new bear market, we’re off to a rip-roaring start. As of Tuesday, 10 of 14 market days in December were down days for the […]
Since September, the market is on a roller coaster and many wonder what role the government shutdown is having in all of this. The chart below is an interesting study of previous shutdowns, and as you can see, they have not had a big or consistent negative effect on the market.
Especially after suffering their worst week since 2008, pretty much everyone knows that stocks are struggling of late. But with each of the major indexes falling into bear market territory, many are probably unaware of just how swiftly and severely individual stocks have been hit. Many of Wall Street’s recent favorites are down a ton, […]
As the major market indexes have fallen of late, one after another has experienced what’s known as a “Death Cross”, a technical market pattern that occurs when an index’s 50-day moving average crosses below its 200-day moving average. Its dreadful name would suggest that every investor in the world should run for the hills whenever […]
Investor anxiety is running high. CNN’s Fear & Greed Index has swung from a reading of 70 indicating “Greed” down to just 7 indicating “Extreme Fear” in the span of just one month. Market blogger and Chartered Market Technician Ryan Detrick looked for […]
Legendary investor Warren Buffett’s favorite metric of stock valuations is currently suggesting that a stock market setback could be coming. While anything from Buffett brings up memories of the television commercials from the 1970’s that with the tag line “When E.F. Hutton talks, people listen”, Buffett’s favorite indicator is both historically effective and remarkably simple […]