Posts Tagged ‘small caps’
It’s All About Finding Support
We can just call today’s theme SUPPORT… Because if what I’m about to show you doesn’t hold support, then the next few months could look a lot like the summer of 2008. There’s a simple way to visualize the overall direction and strength of our equity markets through the lens of just five price charts.…Read More
Is This Signaling a Cautionary Tale?
There’s one ratio chart you don’t want to miss right now. It’s one to focus on over the coming days and weeks ahead. I’ve been saying this most of the year. Don’t be fooled by what you think you see out of the cap-weighted S&P 500 index… Most stocks are either grinding sideways or have…Read More
The Market Is Sending Mixed Messages. But What Does It Mean to Investors?
Investors have been holding their breath as the S&P 500, the DJIA, the NASDAQ, and even the Russell 2000 Small-Cap Index has moved from one extreme to the other over the last two weeks. When markets sell-off and quickly rebound, investors often find themselves in one of two camps. The first group is jumping back…Read More
Was That a Black Friday Sale or Sell-Off?
News that a new COVID-19 variant has surfaced in South Africa spooked global equity markets this past Friday causing a frenzied sell-off. The question coming into Monday’s open was whether that sell-off was an overreaction and an opportunity – or the beginning of a much deeper, panic-driven sell-off. My thinking was – if global markets…Read More
Don’t Sleep on Small-Caps
According to historic seasonal trends, the best time of the year for the stock market is from November to January. Here’s something that can give you an investment edge… November is by far the single best month of the entire year for small-cap stocks. In fact, November of 2020 was the best month ever for…Read More
The Data Shows These Stocks Have Tremendous Upside Potential
Fed Chairman Jay Powell’s recent comments assuring markets that the Fed was in no rush to raise rates appear to be having a calming effect on markets – and one particular group of stocks is set to take full advantage of the opportunity. Today, we’re going to break the market down and focus on that…Read More
Keep a Keen Eye on Small Caps
Last September (9/21/2020), I wrote an article titled “Are Small Caps Rising from the Ashes.” Since that date, the Russell 2000 Small-Cap index, using IWM as a proxy, has all but doubled the return of the S&P 500 – with IWM returning 55.54% compared to 28.07% for the SPX. Here’s a link to that article.…Read More
Is Strength Returning to Small Caps?
Lets face it, small-caps have been a mess. As a matter of fact, the Russell 2000 index (RUT) has done nothing for 21 months. It’s been trading in a range between 1450 and 1600 since late 2017. RUT has bumped up against overhead resistance at 1600 no less than 6 times since January of last…Read More