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The Big and the Small of It

The Big and the Small of It

  This week, we show a chart of the long-term relative performance of small-capitalization stocks versus large-capitalization stocks. A small-cap stock is one in which the underlying company has a market capitalization of under $2 billion. Whereas a company with...

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Shock Absorbers

Shock Absorbers

  Mass crowd psychology in action. That’s one way you could describe the action of the stock market. Sure, plenty of financial professionals are doing discounted cash-flow analyses and other fundamental calculations on stock prices. So we tend to hear things...

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Doubling Down

Doubling Down

Back in July, we talked about the market’s winning streak. Today, David Nelson joins Local 4 News to discuss how stocks have recently hit a new milestone.

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Searching for Inflation

Searching for Inflation

OVERVIEW   The U.S. stock market had a volatile week as the VIX (the "Fear Gauge") jumped above 20 on a few trading sessions. The S&P 500 fell 0.59%, the Dow dropped 1.11%, and the Nasdaq decreased 0.73%. Growth stocks fell 0.4%, which outperformed the 1.31%...

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Make It a Double

Make It a Double

  Well, that was fast. On Monday, the S&P 500 stock index officially doubled in price from the pandemic low it touched on March 23, 2020. It took stocks only 354 trading days to get there, making it the fastest bull market doubling from a bottom in the...

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The Risk Switch

The Risk Switch

  Risk is like a switch. Or, at least in the investment world, it can be helpful to think of risk as sort of like a dimmer switch. It slides between the “On” and “Off” positions depending on the investment setting and how much risk tolerance is out there. When...

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Liquidity

Liquidity

Financial markets are now more than a year into the recovery from the pandemic-induced panic last spring. James Nelson joins Local 4 News to discuss the point when we can consider things to be back to normal.

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A Few Observations

A Few Observations

OVERVIEW   U.S. stocks were mixed last week, with the S&P 500 rising 0.71%, the Dow gaining 0.87%, and the Nasdaq losing 0.09%. Small-cap stocks lagged the broader market, falling 0.47%. Growth stocks also underperformed, gaining just 0.04%. Value stocks,...

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