Chris Puplava's picture

Given the persisent deterioration in market breadth starting around the beginning of July, I began cautioning over the last couple weeks that risks for a correction were starting to build. Now that the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average have finally cracked, the question is how much more damage is to come?

Cris Sheridan's picture

One of the great questions being debated right now is how will the market react once QE3 ends this October. Those who believe asset prices (namely stocks, bonds, and real estate) are being supported by the Fed, and not by underlying economic growth, expect a correction or worse once the Fed withdraws its support.

FS Staff's picture

Our recent market technician, Louise Yamada, provides her view on what to watch for a market top, while noting that multi-year breakouts in a number of large tech names may offset losses in other areas and drive more rotation.

Chris Puplava's picture

There are many successful investors who have accumulated decades of experience and have drilled down their pearls of wisdom to insightful lists. One such list, or ten rules to remember, comes from legendary investor Bob Farrell who spent decades at Merrill Lynch & Co. and retired as their chief stock market analyst in 1992.

Cris Sheridan's picture

The year 2016 will see a number of important events: the US presidential election, the Summer Olympics, and, according to a growing number of market analysts, another financial crisis.

Chris Puplava's picture

Given how well the credit markets warned of the last two major turning points in the market I respect the message of the credit markets over the stock market when the two do not confirm each other, as they are currently.

FS Staff's picture

We recently interviewed Avi Gilburt of ElliotWaveTrader.net, a widely followed metals and market analyst who is currently ranked as the highest "Opinion Leader" on gold and precious metals at Seeking Alpha. Here is a summary of his interview with Q&A below.

Thomas J Smith CFA's picture

A spike in energy prices and sharply higher interest rates have been two of the leading causes for pullbacks in the past. Also, we need to pay close attention to quarterly earnings, which are currently coming in on the strong side.

FS Staff's picture

One of the most notable things about bull markets is how they continually surprise you to the upside. Quite often investors will tell themselves “the market is overbought and has to correct,” only to find that it either doesn’t correct nearly as much as they expect or doesn’t even correct at all.

Chris Puplava's picture

There has been a clear preference this year for large cap stocks over small cap. This is readily visible when looking at performance of the Russell indices with the mega cap stocks like the Russell Top 50 Index up just under 5% year-to-date (YTD) while...

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