Technicals suggest investors have next to no belief in Santa Claus Rally
... final week of December through the initial two trading days in January. Its precise cause has never been fully explained - theories range from year-end tax considerations to people spending their fat bonuses to buy stocks to general season effects. As Mark Hulbert , historical market data expert, TheStreet spokesman Mark Hulbert writes, the data supports the strong propensity of a Santa Claus Rally. The Dow Jones Industrial Average returned a 2.5% return on average in November through December, a decline ...
Updated: 12/07/2021
The HNNSI is one of the most sensitive barometers of the market
... which path the market will take, contrarians feel no need to guess since they are willing to let the market tell its story in its own time. Contrarians already know enough to conclude that Thursday s rally is built on a flimsy sentiment foundation. Mark Hulbert is a regular contributor to MarketWatch . He can be reached at mark The Dow and the Nasdaq are trading in a way that was evident just before the internet bubble burst. In his final warning, a stock trading wizard who made ...
Updated: 12/02/2021
Divergences: how rare the Nasdaq-Dow divergences occurred
... points. Of course, any parallel to the bursting of the internet bubble is disturbing. Although recent divergences aren't as extreme as those seen in March 2000, they are nonetheless much higher than the norm and a healthy market fires on all cylinders. Mark Hulbert is a regular contributor to MarketWatch . He can be reached at mark Selling losing stocks is a smart tax move. It's smart to buy them back in January. Plus: The investors love to boast about their great stock picks, but beware ...
Updated: 12/02/2021
Infographic: the U.S. stock market will make a positive return
... for example. It is not the same as when an insider uses personal assets to buy more company stock. That is why you should focus on the percentage of companies that have net insider buying. This percentage is slightly less than its historical average. Mark Hulbert is a regular contributor to MarketWatch . He can be reached at mark More: What a Fed led by Powell and Brainard means for Americans bank accounts?
Updated: 11/24/2021
The 20 stocks with the worst returns in the S&P 500 so far
... that 2019 s reading was already way above 2018 s already high reading. All of these statistics point to the same conclusion: Beating the market is extremely difficult. We already knew that. We know why it's getting harder and why it's getting harder. Mark Hulbert is a regular contributor to MarketWatch .
Updated: 11/21/2021
Here's how much Gen Z will have to make if they're retiring
... dangerous level of overconfidence among investors about building up retirement wealth. The study of history gives us the chance to learn before it is too late. Now is the perfect time to do so, with the stock and bond markets at or near all-time highs. Mark Hulbert is a regular contributor to MarketWatch . He can be reached at mark
Updated: 11/17/2021
These are the 5 stocks that will help you avoid inflation
... it. Some investors believe that a long period of high inflation will favor value stocks - generally those of mature companies that trade low to expected earnings and may feature attractive dividend yields. If you are a believer in the value thesis, Mark Hulbert has a list of 10 stocks for you. Here s why that isn't a surprise: Inflation is boosting prices and stocks. If you hire a company to provide complete care to an elderly loved one, two things you want to be certain are assurances that the patient ...
Updated: 11/13/2021
Here's what you might think about inflation.
... effects on average cancel each other out after your time horizon extends two or three years. If inflation proves to be more than transitory and the stock market declines significantly, you might consider treating the selloff as a buying opportunity. Mark Hulbert is a regular contributor to MarketWatch . He can be reached at mark More: Why is the hottest inflation in the last 3 decades not rattling stock market bulls? IRS releases new standard deductions and tax brackets as inflation ...
Updated: 11/13/2021
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