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Financial Focus – June 10th, 2021

Financial Focus – June 10th, 2021

Listen to this week’s Financial Focus as Nate Kreinbrink and James Nelson discuss some of the big decisions that face employees as they prepare to retire and the importance of ensuring that everything is processed properly as they go through their employers’ prcesses.

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Autos in Top Gear

Autos in Top Gear

Coming back to one of our major themes of 2021, we continue to see instances of price inflation that are unlike anything we have experienced in many years. David Nelson joins the Local 4 News team to discuss the latest update and the broader implications for investors.

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Fighting Back

Fighting Back

OVERVIEW   The U.S. stock market notched a second week of positive returns, which saw the S&P 500 rise by 0.61%, the Dow gain 0.66%, and the Nasdaq increase 0.48%. Small-cap and value stocks were the week’s biggest gainers, rising about 0.85% each. Growth...

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Fat Tails

Fat Tails

  The week’s featured chart shows the Cboe SKEW Index, an option-based indicator that reflects the “cost” of protection against tail risk in the S&P 500 stock index. Broadly speaking, tail risk refers to an event with a small probability of happening. If you...

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What’s Your Policy?

What’s Your Policy?

  Does government policy matter to the stock market? According to our featured indicator this week—the Real Monetary, Fiscal, and Exchange Rate Policy Index—the answer is a resounding yes. The policy index is a combination of the year-to-year change of the real...

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Momentum on the Move

Momentum on the Move

After a great year for momentum stocks last year, value stocks have been the winners in 2021. David Nelson joins the Local 4 News team to discuss the non-obvious reasons why that might change.

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Trend Exhaustion

Trend Exhaustion

OVERVIEW   The U.S. stock market bounced back last week, with the S&P 500 gaining 1.16%, the Dow rising 0.94%, and the Nasdaq jumping 2.06%. The S&P 600 index of small-cap stocks led the way, gaining 2.12%, while large-cap stocks rose 1.14%. Growth stocks...

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Then and Now

Then and Now

  This week’s featured chart shows the performance of the S&P 500 stock index around the start of new cyclical bull markets. There have been 15 new cyclical bull markets (including the current one) over the past 50 years. Each line on the chart represents the...

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In Breadth We Thrust

In Breadth We Thrust

  You can describe the idea of a “thrust” in numerous ways. A sudden or violent lunge comes to mind, like the propulsive force produced by a rocket or a jet plane. But in the world of finance, we have a more technical definition: a lot of stocks going up in a...

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