Category Archives: Market Statistics

Chart of the Day: Shift in Market Dynamics Over the Years and Associated Risks

The stock market uptrend in the 1990s had higher volatility than the downtrend that followed based on the frequency on low volatility days. In the 2000s there was a shift with uptrends having lower frequency of low volatility days and … Continue reading

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Uninformed Investors Will Lose

The markets rarely reward uninformed investors. Uninformed investors in the tech sector suffered devastating losses in 2000 and the same happened to those that were not informed about the coming debt crisis in 2008. History often repeats itself and the … Continue reading

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The Game of the Best of All Possible Worlds and Financial Virtual Reality

Both stocks and bonds rallied after the release of the Fed’s statement yesterday, causing investment euphoria and hopes that the best of all possible worlds, where yields are low and stocks make constantly new all-time highs, will continue. This game … Continue reading

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NASDAQ 5000: The Bright Side of the Financial Crisis

Who thought back in 2002 that NASDAQ would recover after only 13 years from the dot com crash? This recovery was due to massive stimulus. Had the financial crisis not occurred, it would have probably taken NASDAQ several decades to … Continue reading

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Another Long Uptrend in Stocks is Unlikely to Occur in the Near Future

The last golden cross in S&P 500 occurred on January 31, 2012. The 50-dma has stayed above the 200-dma for 774 days, or more than three years. It will probably take a while to have another golden cross that lasts … Continue reading

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Is this the Year of Consolidation in the Stock Market?

There were no major consolidations at lower prices in the last three years but instead we had several V-bottoms. This year started with a full month of consolidation and we may get more of those. Share

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S&P MidCap Index Makes a New All-Time High

The S&P MidCap 400 index rallied to new all-time high yesterday and this may be a signal that new all-time highs will soon follow in large and small caps indexes. Share

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