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The bears see rising risks as the market reaches new records, but the bulls point to several indicators that more gains may be ahead.
Investors have been holding their breath for a Fed rate cut for a while now. But are they prepared in the event that that doesn't happen?
Fascinating new data from Bank of America shows how money managers are chasing the stocks that have already gone up, in the hope of not getting fired for missing the latest rally.
The SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSE: SPY) has rallied 37.5% in the past three years, while the SPDR Gold Trust (NYSE: GLD) has significantly lagged, gaining just 5.7% in that time. Gold outperformed in the 1970s after President Richard Nixon took the U.S. off the gold standard. From 2008 to 2010, gold prices gained just 10%.
Pure Alpha, the flagship fund of Ray Dalio’s Bridgewater Associates, fell 4.9% in the first half, the Financial Times reported.
The soaring stock market has resulted in equities that are priced "near perfection," based on unduly optimistic assumptions about future economic growth and inflation, warns John Normand, head of cross-asset fundamental strategy at JPMorgan, He advises investors to anticipate decelerating economic growth, and slowly accelerating inflation, which will combine to reduce the rate of profit growth for most S&P 500 companies. Against this background, Normand recommends that investors shift from growth stocks to other sectors of the market that can be characterized as value stocks or defensive stocks, according to a detailed story on his strategy in Business Insider.
At 2:44 AM ET on Monday, US crude oil prices rose by 58 cents. The standoff between Iran and the United Kingdom might help oil prices rise this week.
Economic data and earnings will keep investors busy this week. More than a quarter of the S&P; 500 companies are scheduled to release their earnings.
Stocks fell last week as bets over aggressive rate cuts weakened and geopolitical tension flared up. Still, these ETFs managed sizable gains.
Both S&P 500 and S&P 500 EWI indexes include the same set of stocks, but different weighting strategies give them separate individual properties.
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A powerful force called the gamma effect or gamma trap is creating periods of stock market calm followed by surges in volatility.