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  • Equity Markets: Rooster Today, Feather Duster Tomorrow
    Tue, Apr. 22 IVV, SPY 1 Comment


    • The U.S. economy continues to strengthen and should expand for at least a couple more years.
    • This environment of mild inflation, low interest rates, loose monetary policy, improving economic prospects, and record corporate profits has done wonders for risk assets.
    • Risk aversion is mostly absent and we suspect it will become more so.
    • The S&P 500 is now trading for a price-to-sales multiple that is higher than any other period in history except for the peak years of the technology bubble.
    • Without an adequate risk management process, investors will likely experience sub par returns (at best) over the next seven years.
  • Chilly Jobs Report: Its Internals Will Warm You Up
    Mon, Feb. 10 SPY Comment!
  • Record Highs: Will 2014 Be The Same Old Song And Dance?
    Mon, Jan. 20 SPY, SH, SSO 2 Comments
  • The Profit Debate Rages But Read This First
    Nov. 21, 2013 IVV, SPY 6 Comments
  • The Fed Had No Choice, Do You?
    Sep. 20, 2013 IVV, SPY 11 Comments
  • Beware Data Revisions!
    Jul. 25, 2013 6 Comments
  • Equity Markets: A House Made Of Sand
    May. 29, 2013 SPY 10 Comments
  • Stock Markets Aren't Cheap
    Mar. 27, 2013 VXX, DIA, IVV 10 Comments
  • Fooled By Facts: Is The Stock Market Cheap?
    Feb. 15, 2013 DIA, SPY 7 Comments
  • A Cinderella Story In 2012 - Is The Clock About To Strike Midnight?
    Jan. 13, 2013 AGG, SPY Comment!
  • Market To Economy: Heads I Win, Tails You Lose
    Editors' Pick • Aug. 24, 2012 EFA, SPY 20 Comments
  • Happy Birthday! Economic Recovery Turns 3 - What's Next?
    Jul. 19, 2012 SPY, DIA, QQQ 12 Comments
  • ISM Contracts: New Recession Under Way?
    Jul. 2, 2012 EFA, SPY 2 Comments
  • Central Banks Appease While Governments Twiddle Thumbs
    Jun. 21, 2012 EFA 3 Comments
  • Euros And Gyros: Greece's Decision And Your Exposure
    May. 29, 2012 EFA, JPM Comment!