Will We See a Santa Claus Rally?

Below is a synopsis of this investment report: A “Santa Claus rally” is the phenomenon of equity markets trending upward during late December. Tax planning, holiday bonuses, and buying in anticipation of a rise in stock prices during the month of January are just a few theories behind
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The Strong Will Survive

Below is a synopsis of this investment report: The energy sector has been a major source of volatility in the equity market over the past 18 months. Only the strong survive in the wild, and the same applies in the business world. Too many weak oil producers exist and must be eliminate
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You Say Tomato, I Say Tomato

Below is a synopsis of this investment report: Volatility exploded this week across global equity markets as investors ran for safety over fears of China’s economy, commodity prices, and interest rate speculation. Whereas traders who worry about the short term market movements interpr
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Fear Mongers Love To Talk About Margin Debit

Below is a synopsis of this investment report: Record margin debt seems to make the headlines every few months, and fear mongers are quick to point out that this is a predictive indicator of a future equity market crash. Margin debt can exacerbate a sell off, but there is absolutely n
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A Holiday Gift For Everyone

Below is a synopsis of this investment report: Investors who have sat on the sidelines since the financial crisis have earned no income in cash and watched the S&P 500 more than triple in value. Fear mongering is everywhere, particularly on the Internet and in the media, because t
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An Explanation For Why We Have Not Seen A Market Correction

Below is a synopsis of this investment report: Several market participants believe that a correction in the equity market is imminent, solely because we have not experienced one in almost three years. One possible reason why a correction has eluded the market could be that it has paid
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Market Corrections Are Not Predictable

Below is a synopsis of this investment report: Several market participants believe that a correction in the equity market is imminent, solely because we have not experienced one in over two years. Corrections are regular and healthy components of equity markets, but the notion that th
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