• Feb 18, 2021

    TEXAS SUFFERING THROUGH THE COLD SNAP – IS THIS THE NEW NORMAL?

    It’s a short Wealth Watch this week as I’m in Texas and still without water. Electricity is back on, but who knows for how long. The market is oversold and due for a pullback, but we believe it should be short lived. However, the freezing weather is really slowing things down.
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  • Feb 11, 2021

    SMALL CAPS STRENGTHEN AS INVESTORS SIGNAL OPTIMISM IN U.S. ECONOMY

    Strong performance for small caps: Two things really jump out on the chart. The first is how badly small caps underperformed large caps during 2018 and 2019, and the second is how much they've outperformed large caps over the last year. Small cap strength is usually a sign of optimism in the direction of the U.S. economy.
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  • Feb 04, 2021

    VANCE HOWARD INTERVIEW WITH CNBC WORLDWIDE EXCHANGE

    Vance Howard joins CNBC Worldwide Exchange to discuss his approach to market volatility using math and quantitative data. Click to watch the full video.
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  • Feb 03, 2021

    GAMESTOP FRENZY COOLS OFF, BUT HCM-BUYLINE® REMAINS HOT

    The market is pushing higher this morning after last week’s selloff. There are lots of reasons for last week’s events: GameStop, Robinhood, hedge funds in a short squeeze, and the list goes on. Again, as long as the HCM-BuyLine® is positive, all pullbacks are considered times to buy.
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  • Jan 28, 2021

    HCM-BUYLINE® HOLDING STRONG, LOOK TO BUY DURING PULLBACKS

    Yesterday’s selloff was strong to the downside, relieving some of the overbought condition hanging over the market. The HCM-BuyLine® remains strong and pullbacks should be bought. Today, the market is rallying back up, showing how much cash and short-term bonds investors have as they try to pick up deals from the selloff.
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  • Jan 20, 2021

    BRIGHT OUTLOOK FOR 2021 AS INDICATORS POINT UPWARDS

    The HCM-BuyLine® is positive, and any pullback should be seen as a buying opportunity. Our overall outlook remains unchanged. We are bullish for equities through 2021, while expecting a tactical pause/pullback to develop by the middle of 2021, potentially as early as month-end.
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  • Jan 13, 2021

    ECONOMIC RECOVERY ACCELERATES; COVID-19 VACCINATIONS ON THE RISE

    Markets wrapped up their first full week of 2021, and after a sloppy stumble on Monday, the S&P 500 managed to recover and close up +1.2% for the week. Equities seem to be telling us to expect a pretty vigorous economic recovery in the coming months.
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  • Jan 06, 2021

    MARKETS CHOPPY INTO NEW YEAR AS DEMOCRATS TAKE CONTROL

    With the Democrats taking control of the White House, Congress, and Senate, the election is complete. One of the major concerns is if they will raise taxes. We feel they will be slow to do so; with an economy that is very weak and unemployment high, it would put additional burden on the economy.
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