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.
The Oracle of Omaha's instructions for his wife's eventual inheritance offer some valuable lessons.
Did the Fed aid Microsoft? No, Microsoft aided Microsoft. J&J aided J&J. Procter aided Procter.
Don't try to fight the market trend, work with it -- but keep an eye to the news and be ready to act.
This stock market is doing a nice job of making it tough on everyone.
Want to outperform the market? Ride out temporary ups and downs, and try to stay 100% invested.
When it does, I'll be ready to declare this a full-blown bull market.
If we keep getting these positive sound bites on trade discussions, investors who are out of this market could be forced to go back in and the S&P 500 may touch 2900.
Equity markets can continue to move up and regain lost performance -- valuations are supportive and company's earnings are not as bad as feared.
My 2019 market prediction: This is the year in which European equities outperform those in the U.S.
For several years, nobody listened to those of us who actually did know that there was a fairer way to treat the public.
The Dow Industrials in particular produced a solid spurt higher, but the average stock has underperformed the indices.
I am sick and tired of reading stories about how buybacks inflate earnings and are, therefore, phony.
The Chinese government could intervene to support its markets, but the charts suggests China's key stock index could decline further near term.
Ever-increasing demand from index funds makes it hard to imagine a truly bear market.
But against the algos? FANG.