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Chart of the Week: The Strongest Bull

Chart of the Week: The Strongest Bull

  This week’s chart looks at the S&P 500 index’s performance during the first 200 trading days of every cyclical bull market going back to the end of World War II. The dark blue line shows that the S&P 500 has gained about 28% on average during the first...

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Tis’ the Season

Tis’ the Season

Christmas is just a couple of days away. Nate Kreinbrink joins us to discuss one of NelsonCorp’s favorite topics this time of year—charitable giving.

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Risks in the Year Ahead

Risks in the Year Ahead

OVERVIEW   U.S. stocks surged to more new highs last week. The S&P 500 index rose 1.25%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.44%, and the Nasdaq Composite increased 3.05%. Foreign stocks also did well. Both developed and emerging market stocks rose over...

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Chart of the Week: Easy Does It

Chart of the Week: Easy Does It

  Loose. Easy. Accommodative. These are just a few of the terms one could use to describe financial conditions in the U.S right now. According to an index compiled by Goldman Sachs, financial conditions are now the loosest on record. The index, which dates back...

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Bad News Is Good News

Bad News Is Good News

As we approach the end of the year, many broad measures of stock prices are at all-time highs. We talk to David Nelson about what he thinks has been driving this year-end rally.

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Idling in the Right Gear

Idling in the Right Gear

OVERVIEW   Volatility picked up a bit on Wall Street last week, leaving the major U.S. indices in negative territory. The S&P 500 fell 0.96%, the Nasdaq fell 0.69%, and the Dow dropped 0.57%. Foreign stocks had a similarly poor week, with developed country...

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Chart of the Week: Earnings Flop

Chart of the Week: Earnings Flop

  This week’s chart shows the year-over-year earnings growth rates for the S&P 500 over the past five years, plus an estimate for the decline in 2020. According to FactSet, earnings are expected to fall by a hefty -13.7% this year. This is far below the...

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