Yearly Archives: 2015

How Often Does the Market Pullback?

Given the latest pullback in the market, we wanted to remind investors the importance of staying the course. The S&P 500 has declined about 11% from its closing high earlier this year. Is this abnormal? Should you be concerned? Should you do something different? Capital Research & Management Co. analyzed the U.S. stock market for [...]

By |2021-07-27T19:28:38+00:00September 29th, 2015|Market Commentary|0 Comments

What Happened to the Quiet Market?

Overview At the start of the third quarter the exceptionally low volatility we had experienced all year continued. By mid August we had set a historical record for low volatility going back to 1929. To this point in the year, the range between the highs and lows was as narrow as it had ever been! [...]

By |2021-07-27T19:28:38+00:00September 23rd, 2015|Market Commentary|0 Comments

How Choppy is the Market?

Since the start of the year, the market has been trading in a very narrow range, with multiple crosses over the 50 day moving average, a measure that many market participants use to gauge the intermediate direction of the market. There have been 27 crosses above or below the 50 day moving average since January [...]

By |2021-07-27T19:28:38+00:00June 29th, 2015|Market Research|0 Comments

What Does a Directionless Market Mean?

Overview The story of 2Q is low volatility. The market has stayed locked in a historically narrow range with little direction to speak of. The market is at new highs, and there are at least a few signs of secular excess in some indicators that are of concern. The lack of volatility and overbought nature [...]

By |2021-07-27T19:28:38+00:00June 12th, 2015|Market Commentary|0 Comments

Is the Economy Slowing?

1Q Wrap-Up In our 2014 year end review, our view for 2015 was that it would probably be a decent year with average returns bit increased volatility, so far this seems to be as predicted. The S&P 500 was up + 1.0% YTD but the up and down volatility has been higher than normal. The [...]

By |2021-07-27T19:28:38+00:00April 10th, 2015|Market Commentary|0 Comments

2014: An Average and Abnormal Year

Looking Back on 2014 – an average year in some respects, decidedly not in others 2014 turned out to be fairly close to being an “average” year. The S&P 500 was up 13.7% and the Dow Jones Industrials were up 10.0% - a touch higher than the long term averages. This was largely our outlook [...]

By |2021-07-27T19:28:38+00:00January 7th, 2015|Market Research|0 Comments
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