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Stock Ownership

Stock Ownership

We’ve heard a lot of stories over the past year or so talking about retail traders. Nate Kreinbrink joins the Local 4 News team to help define what retail trader means and how they fit into the financial market ecosystem.

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Like Chalk and Cheese

Like Chalk and Cheese

OVERVIEW   U.S. stocks were mostly flat to down last week. The S&P 500 stayed about the same from a week earlier, rising just 0.02%. The Nasdaq did less well, falling 0.39%, and the Dow did even worse, down 0.5%. Large-cap and value stocks were where the...

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A Good Start

A Good Start

  The week’s featured chart shows the total annual flows into global equity (stock) funds going back to 2013. Fund flows are simply the net cash inflow into a fund (purchases) or net cash outflow from a fund (redemptions), regardless of performance. When an...

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Better Than Expected

Better Than Expected

  The Citigroup U.S. Economic Surprise Index is the focus of our featured indicator this week. The index—compiled by the investment bank Citigroup—tracks how economic data are coming in relative to forecasts based on Bloomberg surveys. Specifically, it evaluates...

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Dow Theory

Dow Theory

A key pillar of 4 Your Money is the concept of risk management and all of the data considered to understand risk. David Nelson joins the Local 4 News team today to share why price is such an important metric when measuring risk.

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Flush with Cash

Flush with Cash

OVERVIEW   U.S. stocks took a slight step back last week, with the S&P 500 dropping 0.13%, the Dow falling 0.46%, and the Nasdaq declining 0.25%. Small-cap and mid-cap stocks, however, rose 0.16% and 0.91%, respectively. Value stocks also edged higher by...

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Out of Sync

Out of Sync

  This week’s featured chart looks at stock market breadth in the United States.  Specifically, we focus on two major U.S stock indices.  You may already be familiar with the first, the S&P 500, representing the 500 largest stocks by market capitalization in...

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Overbought/Oversold

Overbought/Oversold

  This week we focus on a concept regularly used in technical analysis known as “overbought/oversold.”  The idea is fairly straightforward: Look at the recent price movement of a stock or stock index and determine if it is currently at an extreme—either too high...

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