In addition to hopes of fiscal stimulus, there are also some positives in the coronavirus statistics that are producing increased optimism about how long the crisis will last.
Let's explore a concept I have been loath to consider.
A year from now, this coronavirus-inspired market drop could be viewed as a beautiful buying opportunity.
It is the covered call, and it can be used in trading ETFs and individual stocks.
Now is not the time to be aggressive long or short.
Tesla and even tech stalwart Apple are sporting valuations that appear high relative to their growth prospects.
Most market participants are obsessed with the level of the S&P 500, but look under the surface: The "safe-haven" trade has started to be unwound.
Calling for a correction at this point is easy, but it comes with a sizable opportunity cost. Ignore the anticipatory bears and stay focused on the individual stocks.
Many stocks need rest and small-cap earnings season is rocky, but that doesn't mean the indices are going to see significant downside.
The Federal Reserve was slightly hawkish overall at the October FOMC meeting, and there should be a dollar bullish bias.
Despite the rhetoric from on high, it is possible to find good stock picks in this market.
Investors looking for Asian real estate exposure can get both equity gains and yield from Asia-focused REITs.
No one ever thought when we created a stock market that there would only be buyers of stocks in an index.
There are times when the indices fail to tell the story of what is really going on.
The S&P 500 is approaching key resistance levels.
The indices are in good shape technically, although there was choppy and inconsistent action under the surface Thursday.
Good mood takes markets higher, but buyers are so anxious to put money to work that they're throwing it into indexes, rather than individual stocks.
The recent upside breakout in gold is likely telling us something important about where we want to be invested right now.
Two of them are brand new.
Hundreds of stocks will be impacted by the reconstitution of the Russell indices, but don't read too much into this temporary phenomenon.
The reconstitution of the Russell indices is often the highest volume day of the year.
With MSCI increasing the weight of domestic Chinese stocks in its global index weighting, what happens in China does not stay in China.
We would need to see some improvement in breadth and bullish technical violations on increased volume to become more encouraged.
These types of index divergences usually do not last too long.
If you aren't a little concerned about chasing at this point, then you haven't checked the rear-view mirror.
My 'Hopium/Doomium' model has stood the test of time.
Starting with Lyft, individual stocks are going to make a comeback. I sense the excitement and the possibilities. But don't leave it to just the IPOs.
The action could have been better, but there seems to be a good amount of capital still looking for a place to go.
When fundamentals and economics do not align with liquidity, take a breather and wait on the sidelines rather than be caught long and wrong.
Consider these five, right in front of you on this one day, so you get the perils of stock ownership and know how to handle them when they occur.