Buy Now, Pay Later

Buy Now, Pay Later

  The focus of this week’s indicator is margin debt. What is margin debt? In simple terms, it’s money that an investor borrows to purchase stocks. Think of it like a credit card for the stock market. It allows investors to amplify their returns, but there’s...
January Barometer

January Barometer

  In 1972, Yale Hirsch, the author of the popular investment guide the “Stock Trader’s Almanac,” uncovered a fascinating stock market pattern he dubbed the “January Barometer.” Simply put, he observed that how the S&P 500 Index performs in January...
Earnings Breadth

Earnings Breadth

  This week’s indicator looks at the percentage of U.S. companies beating earnings expectations—or what is commonly called the “beat rate” on Wall Street. The key insight of the indicator is that when more companies beat earnings expectations in a quarter, it...