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  • Dec. 17, 2012, 8:36 AM
    David Tepper - who famously called the big post-QE2 bull market - is back on CNBC and very bullish again. The market has just a small bit of downside risk from these levels, he says, but a return to market multiples not seen since the 90s is the upside. All that's needed for ignition is a deal out of D.C.
  • Dec. 14, 2012, 8:24 AM
    A stock market top may be near, says Mark Hulbert, taking some Ned Davis research and probably running a bit too far with it. Data show Financials and Utilities typically lag the S&P in the months leading to a top, while Discretionary and Staples outperform. In the last 3 months, 3 out of 4 of these conditions have been met. The data is barely conclusive when 4 out of 4 match. Three out of 4?
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  • Dec. 13, 2012, 9:08 AM
    The envelope please ... The winner of the ETP of the year is Invesco's PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility Portfolio (SPLV). The trend-setting product has generated a good deal of alpha - total return of 18.3% since May 2011 inception vs. S&P of 9.9% - by holding the lowest volatility stocks. It now has more than $3B in AUM.
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  • Dec. 4, 2012, 10:52 AM
    The disconnect between analyst sentiment (bearish) and the direction of stocks continues to grow, notes Ryan Detrick, hoping to combination represents a contrarian buy signal.
  • Dec. 4, 2012, 8:16 AM
    Based simply on recent PMI levels, Western stock markets are 15-35% overvalued, says Deutsche Bank, which believes the Fed's QE∞ and the ECB's OMT have allowed equities a 6-month grace period. If early 2013 economic prints don't start to improve, look for stock markets to give up and adjust downward.
  • Dec. 3, 2012, 7:29 AM
    Not surprising given the firm's 1575 target for the S&P 500 next year, Goldman's Global Strategy Team upgrades U.S. equities to Overweight for the next 3 months. Global growth is "a hump to get over, then a clear road ahead," is #1 among the Top 10 themes for 2013.
  • Nov. 29, 2012, 8:09 AM
    Goldman Sachs details its 1575 price target on the S&P 500 in 2013: Expecting better growth than most, the firm likes cyclical over defensive sectors, and tech over staples, telecom, and health care. A "grand bargain" in D.C. along the lines of Simpson-Bowles "would spark a PE multiple expansion and a higher target."
  • Nov. 28, 2012, 8:57 AM
    Consumer confidence tells us more about how the stock market has already performed than it does about the future," writes Mark Hulbert, reminding the gauge (yesterday's big print) has a great record as a lagging indicator. If anything, he says, strong readings tend to be correlated with negative stock performance going forward.
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  • Nov. 27, 2012, 9:02 AM
    Analysts' 2013 S&P 500 earnings estimates slid to about $113 last week, but should stabilize around there until the January earnings season gets started, writes Ed Yardeni. At 1406, the S&P is now trading at about 12.5X 2013 estimated earnings.
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  • Nov. 26, 2012, 3:52 PM
    Stocks are not cheap, writes John Hussman, warning of the Street being "lulled into complacency" by record profit margins, and by comparison to the valuations during the late-90s bubble. Tossing both aside, he finds the S&P 40-70% above valuation norms, roughly the same level as reached at the beginning of the 1965 secular bear market. (see also)
  • Nov. 21, 2012, 1:42 PM
    A bit of perspective on the mildness of the recent pullback, CJ Mendes provides a graph of the percentage of NYSE stocks 2 standard deviations below their 200-day moving average. It's at the high end of the range, but not at an extreme, nor anywhere close to the levels reached during last fall's great buying opportunity.
  • Nov. 21, 2012, 9:03 AM
    The Vickers insider sell:buy ratio falls below 2:1 for just the 4th time since March 2009, writes Mark Hulbert, who notes it neared 7:1 at about the time of the market peak 2 months ago. The other 3 occasions, the ratio fell below 2:1, a significant bottom in the market was near.
  • Nov. 19, 2012, 7:20 AM
    Goldman's David Kostin sticks to his 1250 year-end target for the S&P, saying those hoping for a quick resolution to the fiscal cliff are dreaming. With the capital gains tax set to rise 830 basis points to 23.8%, Kostin says the selling will continue in December if past experience with tax hikes of this size is any guide.
  • Nov. 16, 2012, 2:57 PM
    A weak Q3 reporting season may just be a warmup for a really bad Q4, thanks to the huge gulf between earnings and revenue beats. Firms with weakening revenue can always hold the line on income for a quarter, maybe two, but at some point the numbers must surely catch up if the sales aren't there.
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  • Nov. 16, 2012, 12:28 PM
    The pullback over the last 2 months is especially notable as no sector within the S&P 500 has been spared, notes Bespoke. It's extremely rare for this to happen as bear moves usually see money flow into defensive sectors like Utilities or Healthcare. With looming tax hikes on dividends and capital gains, investors are dumping it all.
  • Nov. 15, 2012, 1:05 PM
    It's tough to find any market pros to go on the record, says a fired-up Gary Kaminsky, but what they're telling clients is the election was bad news for stocks. The bull market from the 2009 lows was about stocks priced for Armageddon meeting massive central bank stimulus, he says, but that dynamic is played out, leaving the markets to deal with the reality of a weak economy and questionable leadership in D.C.
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Vanguard S&P 500 Value ETF seeks to track the performance of a benchmark index that measures the investment return of large-capitalization value stocks.
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