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December 20, 2020
Stock Buybacks Increase As Reported Earnings Jump
S&P Dow Jones Indices' recent report on buyback activity for the third quarter shows buyback activity increasing to $101.79 billion from $88.66 billion in the…
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December 13, 2020
Too Many Individuals On The Sidelines
In the blog post I wrote about a year ago commenting on the October 2019 Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) I noted the employment market was…
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December 8, 2020
Small Business Optimism Ticks Lower
The NFIB's November Small Business Optimism Index declined 2.6 points to 101.4. As NFIB notes in their report the Index level is at a historically high level…
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December 6, 2020
Broadening Equity Market Participation
It seems a broad range of equity indices are hitting new all time highs every day and some investors question whether this can continue. The S&P 500 Index…
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November 26, 2020
Earnings Matter And They Have Improved Significantly
This week the government released the second estimate of third quarter U.S. GDP at 33.1% growth at an annual rate, unchanged from the earlier advanced estimate…
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November 25, 2020
Shorts Getting Squeezed
If the performance of Refinitiv's U.S. Most Shorted Stocks Index is any indication, the shorts have been caught off guard since the market has accelerated…
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November 22, 2020
Dogs Of The Dow Are Dogs This Year
With less than thirty trading days left in the year, the Dogs of the Dow have a great deal of ground to make up just to be competitive with the return for the…
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November 17, 2020
The Tide Might Be Going Out On Growth
The dominant investment theme since the financial crisis in 2008/2009 has been the outperformance of the growth investment style versus the value style,…
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November 12, 2020
Higher Individual Bullish Investor Sentiment, Weaker Forward Equity Returns?
Based on this week's AAII Sentiment Survey, over the course of one week individual investors are now super bullish. The survey notes bullish investor sentiment…
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November 8, 2020
Equity Market Tends to Perform Well After Election Day
Yes, there was a presidential election in the U.S. this past week and up until election day on Tuesday, the uncertainty around the election seemed to weigh on…
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October 19, 2020
Dividend Paying Strategies Have Lagged This Year, Now An Opportunity?
One unique aspect of the difficult economic environment that followed the virus mandated shutdown, was the underperformance of high quality dividend paying…
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October 6, 2020
Earnings Support Market's Recent Move Higher
The one thing investor know about company earnings reports is it is a rearview mirror look on what has occurred on a quarterly or annual basis. This backward…
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