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Investors Brace for Barrage of Covid Vaccine Data to Roil Market
Bloomberg · 6d ago
Small-Cap Equity Factor Gaining On Large Caps And Growth
Among US equity factors, growth is still the leader, but the edge is thinning via numbers through Tuesday's close.Fans of small-cap investing will find encouragement in recent trading activity.If coronavirus risk remains muted in terms of reversing the recent US economic rebound, the case for small caps looks bright, or least brighter, relative to the last several years.
Seekingalpha · 6d ago
Giant Fund at Heart of Oil Storm Sees Biggest Exodus Since 2016
Bloomberg · 10/21 15:39
Stock Pickers Are Getting an Edge Over Passive by Short Selling
Bloomberg · 10/21 12:07
Market-Beating Robot Fund Manager Shies Away From Cyclical Bets
An AI fund which has almost doubled the performance of the S&P 500 Index this year isn’t buying into bets on a rebound in cyclical stocks.
Bloomberg · 10/21 01:18
iShares ETFs Undergo Splits, Fee Reductions
BlackRock's iShares unit reduced expense ratios and enacted splits on several of its ETFs.
ETF.com · 10/20 14:45
Rally in Covid-Testing Stocks Here to Stay in Virus Resurgence
Bloomberg · 10/20 12:15
In New 60/40 Portfolio, Riskier Hedges Are Displacing U.S. Debt
Bloomberg · 10/20 10:00
Managers of $25 Trillion Are Almost All Bond Quant Believers Now
Many of the biggest quant strategies in the stock market these days are plagued by doubt and debate. In fixed income, they just got a $25 trillion endorsement.
Bloomberg · 10/18 23:01
Will Value Stocks Overtake Growth Shares After The Election?
Citigroup analysts say the probability is rising for a recovery in the value risk factor, which has trailed the equivalent for growth stocks in recent years.The iShares S&P Mid-Cap 400 Growth ETF is up nearly 67% over the last five years vs. 31% for iShares S&P Mid-Cap 400 Value ETF.The iShares S&P Small-Cap 600 Growth ETF is ahead by nearly 60% since Oct. 2015 vs. a 31% increase for iShares S&P Small-Cap 600 Value ETF.
Seekingalpha · 10/16 08:16
Weekly Earnings And A Look At S&P 500's Valuation Metrics
The "average" expected S&P 500 EPS growth for calendar 2020 and 2021 is still 4%.The S&P 500 earnings yield has jumped to 4.64% versus last week's 4.35%, or the highest earnings yield since early May '20.The pullback in the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq is in fact helping the S&P earnings yield work its way higher as forward earnings continue to improve.
Seekingalpha · 10/03 12:36
Quarter-End Data Points And Top 10 Holdings
Final Q2 '20 data shows that the final bottom-up estimate for Q2 '20 was $27.98. The estimate started the quarter at $23.16.The initial Q3 '20 "bottom-up estimate is $32.85. By the time we see Christmas Day, this estimate should be up near $35.The sectors with the sharpest improvement already heading into Q3 '20 earnings are Consumer Discretionary, Financials, and Materials.
Seekingalpha · 10/02 10:54
S&P 500 Forward EPS Estimates Still Increasing
S&P 500 earnings data (courtesy of IBES data by Refinitiv) continues to show positive sequential increases in weekly S&P 500 earnings estimates for various time frames.The correction being seen in the US equity market - at least so far anyway - isn't supported by a degradation in either the forward 4-quarter S&P 500 EPS estimate or the various time frames covered by the S&P 500's "forward earnings curve".Despite the sharp drop in the large-cap Tech stocks, the Tech sector estimates haven't changed that much.
Seekingalpha · 09/19 12:19
The Week The Market Rally's Lack Of Breadth Caught Up To The S&P 500
Over the last several weeks, the S&P 500 has been on a tear, setting records on an almost daily basis despite lacking breadth, with the biggest rises in stock prices concentrated in the technology sector.Until last week, when what we've described as a bubble in stock prices appears to suddenly pop after spiking up to hit an all-time high.Remarkably, the S&P 500 waited to exit the redzone forecast range we've been focused upon for the last six weeks in the alternative futures chart.
Seekingalpha · 09/08 17:34
Growth And Momentum Equity Factors Pull Further Ahead
The leading performances for the growth and momentum buckets in the US stock market continue to pull ahead, based on a set of exchange-traded funds.Meanwhile, the laggards are falling further behind. At the extreme, the spread between the best and worst year-to-date performances for the factor group is approaching an astonishing 50 percentage points as of the close of trading on September 2.While large-cap growth and momentum are far ahead in this year's horse race, the majority of equity risk factors remain under water for 2020.
Seekingalpha · 09/04 12:03
3 Reasons The Economic Recovery Will Be Long And Slow
Recently, the Federal Reserve confirmed a widely expected shift in monetary policy that will result in near-zero interest rates for the foreseeable future. From their perspective, this stance is justified based on evidence that the U.S. economic recovery will be long, slow, and halting. A full recovery won't come until government safety measures are lifted, and those will likely remain (in some areas, at least) until a vaccine is discovered and distributed. Small business destruction and job losses will not be quickly and easily remedied, and an output gap is projected to persist throughout the decade. Real assets with strong cash flows are extremely attractive in this environment.
Seekingalpha · 08/31 17:51
S&P 500 Intrinsic Value Update
There is considerable capital likely to be deployed into equities as investor pessimism eases into optimism.Other than the FAANG issues, there are many equity opportunities yet available.Buy stocks of well-managed companies with active insider buying.
Seekingalpha · 08/31 06:23
U.S. Equity Factors Continue To Post Wide-Ranging Results In 2020
There's nothing subtle about the span of year-to-date returns for a broad set of US equity risk factors.At the extreme, the spread between the strongest and weakest performances is a stunning 40 percentage points, based on a set of exchange-traded funds through yesterday's close (Aug. 25).The strongest year-to-date run is currently held by large-cap growth stocks, based on the iShares S&P 500 Growth ETF, which is up a sizzling 23.3% so far in 2020.
Seekingalpha · 08/30 10:38
S&P Intrinsic Value Index Update
Seeking Alpha - Article · 08/04 23:22
The S&P 500 Rides Higher With Fed's Blessing, Megacap Tech Earnings
Seeking Alpha - Article · 08/04 13:51
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