Markets

What Does the End of QE Mean for the Market?

What Does the End of QE Mean for the Market?

The end of Quantitative Easing (QE) is bringing uncertainty into the market, and rumors are spreading that without the stimulus the market will crash. Most of the time rumors are just fear mongering, but decided to take a deeper look into the effects of QE ending.  Did the scariest chart in finance just get a […]

What We Can Learn From October’s Volatility

What We Can Learn From October’s Volatility

Knowledge is power, and there’s a lot to be learned from October’s volatility. When investors see volatility they think risk, but rather they should be seeing opportunity. Here’s our best insight on how to make volatility work for you instead of against. The market is a constant teacher. The curriculum for this month has been […]

5 Low Volatility ETFs for Volatile Days

5 Low Volatility ETFs for Volatile Days

Although investors usually associate volatility with a bearish stock market, it actually concerns the tendency for a stock – or even an index – to make wild swings in either direction. Since investors fear swings to the downside, bearish volatility is all that matters. Perhaps this is why the Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index […]

3 Dangerous Trends Pointing to a Market Correction

3 Dangerous Trends Pointing to a Market Correction

A sizable correction is already underway in the market’s most important industries. These industries just so happen to be leading indicators, meaning they foreshadow what’s to come in the broader market. However, Mr. Market is woefully overlooking these signs of an upcoming market correction. But it’s not just the continued weakness in a couple key […]

Sell These 5 Stocks on the Verge of Bankruptcy

Sell These 5 Stocks on the Verge of Bankruptcy

Remember Lehman Brothers? MF Global? Washington Mutual? Investors must have a short-term memory with the stock market nearing all-time highs again. Warning signs are all over the place, and these five companies on our Bankruptcy Watchlist might not exist by this time next year. Sell while you still can! With the stock market trading near […]

New Economic Numbers Suggest a Big Move is Near

New Economic Numbers Suggest a Big Move is Near

Sometimes the market gets it wrong. These times are prefect buying opportunities for discipled investors. Hiring is the strongest it’s been in nearly a decade, with businesses and consumers growing more and more confident about the economy. There’s a lot of data pointing to a strong and growing economy. Last week’s jobless claims were down […]

Growing Dividends or Falling Stock Prices: Pick a Side

Growing Dividends or Falling Stock Prices: Pick a Side

The last couple of weeks have shown how a handful of negative news items can lead to very unpleasant stock market results. Especially galling were those market days that, after a down day, started the morning with a nice positive pop in stock prices and then through the day the market gradually moved from a […]

5 Stocks Selling for Cheap After Earnings

5 Stocks Selling for Cheap After Earnings

We’re just over halfway through the second quarter earnings season. And the numbers have been good. Perhaps too good. With nearly 80% of the companies that have reported thus far having beat Wall Street’s expectations, the market has come to expect an earnings beat from every company. As a result, just a minor earnings miss […]

These 3 Stocks Could Fall by More Than 25% This Year

These 3 Stocks Could Fall by More Than 25% This Year

Stock market valuations have gotten so far out-of-hand that the Federal Reserve has been chided by fellow international bankers at the BIS (Bank of International Settlements) and the IMF (International Monetary Fund), which aren’t exactly known as paragons of financial restraint. Now even Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen has expressed concern: “Valuation metrics in some sectors […]