19 06, 2024

The Slowing U.S. Retail Sector and Implications for the Stock Market

By |2024-06-19T17:25:31+00:00June 19th, 2024|Categories: Feature: Stock Market Investing, Featured: News, Market in Review, Stock Market News|Tags: , , , , , , |

U.S. Retail sales figures were released this week and revealed yet another sign that consumer sentiment is cooling. While sales did grow, up 0.1% month-over-month in May 2024, it was still below forecasts of 0.2%. Importantly, the figure also follows April’s figures, which showed a decline in sales. Taken together, this would indicate that [...]

17 06, 2024

Weekly Market Recap: Mixed Reactions and Federal Reserve Anticipation

By |2024-06-17T14:57:04+00:00June 17th, 2024|Categories: Feature: Stock Market Investing, Featured: News, Market in Review, Stock Market News|Tags: , , , , , |

Monday: Optimism Ahead of Key Announcements Stock prices started the week on a high note as investors anticipated the upcoming Consumer Price Index (CPI) report and the Federal Reserve’s interest rate decision. The Dow rose by 0.2%, the S&P 500 added 0.3%, and the Nasdaq picked up 0.4%, setting a positive tone for the [...]

17 06, 2024

ARE YOU A SPECULATIVE INVESTOR?

By |2024-06-17T12:08:26+00:00June 17th, 2024|Categories: Feature: Stock Market Investing, Featured: News, Market in Review, Stock Market News, VectorVest|Tags: , , , , , , |

Written by: Angela Akers Dr. DiLiddo introduced us to the Investment Matrix decades ago in his classic little green book, “Stocks, Strategies & Common Sense.” “Without knowing it, each of us has an investment style which is distinctly our own.” – Dr. Bart DiLiddo The four basic investment styles are categorized by using [...]

12 06, 2024

Unlocking the Power of CPI Data: Essential Insights for Investors

By |2024-06-12T16:28:14+00:00June 12th, 2024|Categories: Feature: Stock Market Investing, Featured: News, Market in Review, Stock Market News|Tags: , , , , , , |

When it comes to investing, one of the most crucial metrics you need to understand is the Consumer Price Index (CPI) data. With the upcoming CPI release this week, it's important to grasp what this data is, how it impacts the market, and why it matters to your investment strategy. Let's explore CPI in [...]

10 06, 2024

Weekly Market Recap: Navigating Mixed Signals and Sector Shifts

By |2024-06-10T15:00:09+00:00June 10th, 2024|Categories: Feature: Stock Market Investing, Featured: News, Market in Review, Stock Market News|Tags: , , , , , |

Monday: Mixed Market Reactions to Manufacturing Data The week started with a mixed response on Wall Street, primarily driven by discouraging manufacturing data that seemed to weigh on investor sentiment. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped by 0.3%, reflecting concerns over the economic outlook for manufacturing. In contrast, the S&P 500 managed a modest [...]

10 06, 2024

ARE YOU A PRUDENT INVESTOR?

By |2024-06-10T11:00:00+00:00June 10th, 2024|Categories: Feature: Stock Market Investing, Featured: News, Market in Review, Stock Market News, VectorVest|Tags: , , , , , , |

Written by: Angela Akers Over the last two weeks, we have been reviewing investment styles and how to pick stocks that are consistent with each style. Dr. DiLiddo reviews these in Chapter 12 of “Stocks, Strategies & Common Sense” which is aptly named, “Investment Styles & Strategies” where he introduces the VectorVest Investment Matrix. [...]

3 06, 2024

ARE YOU A CONSERVATIVE INVESTOR?

By |2024-06-05T11:16:49+00:00June 3rd, 2024|Categories: Feature: Stock Market Investing, Featured: News, Market in Review, Stock Market News, VectorVest|Tags: , , , , , , |

Written by: Angela Akers If you want to be a successful investor, you must know what your investment style is. If you want to be a successful investor that finds investing easy, you should buy stocks that are consistent with that style. As a reminder, the VectorVest Investment Matrix is talked about in great [...]

3 06, 2024

Weekly Market Recap: Mixed Results for Major Indices as Investors Await Key Economic Data

By |2024-06-03T15:02:41+00:00June 3rd, 2024|Categories: Feature: Stock Market Investing, Featured: News, Market in Review, Stock Market News|Tags: , , , , , |

Monday: Mixed Start The week started quietly as investors anticipated key economic data due later in the week. Market activity was relatively subdued with minor movements in the major indices. The anticipation set the tone for a cautious trading environment. Tuesday: Rising Treasury Yields Weigh on Market With key economic data due out at [...]

29 05, 2024

Understanding the Upcoming PCE Data and Its Impact on Your Investments

By |2024-05-29T17:38:58+00:00May 29th, 2024|Categories: Feature: Stock Market Investing, Featured: News, Market in Review, Stock Market News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The world of investing and trading can often seem like a labyrinth of data and jargon. However, one crucial piece of information that can significantly impact your investment decisions is the Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) data. With the upcoming PCE release this week, it’s essential to understand what this data is, how it differs [...]

28 05, 2024

ARE YOU AN AGGRESSIVE INVESTOR?

By |2024-05-30T11:53:52+00:00May 28th, 2024|Categories: Feature: Stock Market Investing, Featured: News, Market in Review, Stock Market News, VectorVest|Tags: , , , , , |

Written by: Angela Akers Over the past few months, we've explored the proprietary stock analysis indicators and Market Timing Systems provided by VectorVest. If you're not familiar with these indicators, here are some quick refreshers: Relative Safety Relative Timing Relative Value VST Value, Safety, Timing Now, the question now becomes, how can you put [...]

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