Posts filed under “Cycles”

Are Market Crashes Inevitable?

Is another market crash coming? Yes. When is it coming? That’s another question, and the real trick is figuring out how to be prepared for one while still working toward your investing goals. MarketWatch’s Mark Hulbert drops in on the MoneyBeat show to discuss.

Crash-Course Investing

Category: Cycles, Markets, Video

This Secular Bear Has Only Just Begun

This Secular Bear Has Only Just Begun Ed Easterling Crestmont Research, October 4, 2012     Secular bull markets are great parties. Investors arrive from secular bears really wanting to take the edge off. As the bull proceeds, above-average returns become intoxicating. By the time it is over, the past decade or two has delivered…Read More

Category: Cycles, Markets, Think Tank

S&P 500 at Inflection Points

click for ginormous chart Source: Standard & Poor’s, First Call, Compustat, FactSet, J.P. Morgan   Its time for the update of one of our favorite massive charts, via the quarterly Market Insights JPM puts out. (Yeah, I criticize Dimon but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have some insightful people working for him). As you can…Read More

Category: Cycles, Markets

Weakest Part of Presidential Cycle

Market risk: Weakest part of Presidential Cycle starts in mid 2013 (Jul/Aug peak) click for ginormous chart Source: Merrill Lynch   From Merrill: 2013 is the first year of a new Presidential Cycle. The first quarter of the first year of the cycle is down 1.33% on average (1Q in 2013 bucked this trend), but…Read More

Category: Cycles, Investing, Markets

Market Performance & Government Shutdowns

  click for larger table Source: SentimenTrader.com   I have long been a fan of Jason Goepfert of SentimenTrader.com for some time now, and this sort of work is the exact reasons why.  

Category: Cycles, Markets, Politics

The Rise & Fall of Blackberry

Click for ginormous graphic Source: NYT

Category: Corporate Management, Cycles, Digital Media, Technology

Bull Market Corrections, 2009-2013

click for ginormous chart Source: Investech     We are almost through September and despite its reputation for volatility, the month has seen strong upside and new bull market highs. The S&P500 lost “only” 4.6% in August, but based on the Sturm und Drang you are forgiven for assuming it was 3X that amount. As…Read More

Category: Cycles, Markets, Technical Analysis

Gartner: Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies

Source: Gartner August 2013   Way cool chart from Gartner [NOT Gartman!], looking at a variety of technologies within their long term “hype” cycle. Think about Solar or even the internet and you will see how (more or less) accurate this curve is. The axis plot Expectations over Time, and end up running through the…Read More

Category: Cycles, Psychology, Technology

Year 2 in 4 Year Presidential Cycle

Click to enlarge Source: The Chart Store via All Star Charts   We have not looked at the Presidential Cycle in some time (See this, this and this from 2005). Regardless, it is something that people often fail to contextualize correctly: What the chart above shows is the historical average of the 4 year presidential…Read More

Category: Cycles, Investing, Politics, Technical Analysis

GDP-Based Recession Indicator Index

GDP-Based Recession Indicator Index James D. Hamilton* Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, (Updated) August 5, 2013     The GDP-based recession indicator index is a pattern-recognition algorithm that assigns dates to when recessions begin and end based on the observed dynamics of U.S. real GDP growth. To make a reliable inference, it is necessary to…Read More

Category: Cycles, Economy, Think Tank