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Is The Market Overbought?

The S&P 500 SPX and Nasdaq NASD have recently hit a series of fresh all-time highs and the Dow DJIA now sits less than 2% off of its all-time high which has many people wondering if the market is overbought and due for a correction.

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Tracking S&P 500 Volatility

Domestic equity markets have certainly shown a significant amount of movement thus far through 2020, with the S&P 500 Index SPX undergoing its swiftest decline from all-time highs in March, only to rally over the next few months to print new all-time highs at the beginning of September

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Understanding the Dollar’s Impact on the Positions in Your Portfolios is Important

Throughout the second half of 2020, a deterioration within the U.S. Dollar has been among the primary themes in focus, and understanding the Dollar’s impact on the positions in our portfolios is important.

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September Has Been Weak, but Momentum Has Been Strong: Understanding Momentum Seasonality

September has historically been one of the weakest months for the S&P 500. The momentum factor, on the other hand, has historically been very strong in September.

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VIDEO: Nasdaq Dorsey Wright Weekly Analyst Discussion

Join the Nasdaq Dorsey Wright (NDW) analyst team to discuss market developments through a technical lens and highlight areas to monitor in the coming weeks. Topics Include: Updated support levels for the S&P 500 as it hits new all-time highs, timely commentary on the commodities space as it continues to demonstrate strength, and material sector pivots as we near the month of September.

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Narrow Market Continuation and What to Watch from Here

The market continued to get narrower during the month of August. Looking at the Nasdaq US Mid/Large Cap Index, less than 30% of the constituents are outperforming the S&P 500 on a trailing 12 month basis. This is the lowest number we have ever seen since the beginning of the data set in 1989.

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Effectively Communicating with Clients and Prospects

As an advisor, effectively communicating with your clients is an integral part of maintaining and growing your business. In the current era of working from home and social distancing this task has been even more difficult as many face-to-face interactions have been replaced by phone calls and Zoom meetings.

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Nasdaq Dorsey Wright ETF Spotlight: Themes of 2020

Today, we take a look at several of the best performing thematic ETFs of 2020.

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Intrasector Dispersion and Momentum Strategies

With Monday's (7/20) intraday price action, the default Point and Figure chart of the S&P 500 Index (SPX) broke a spread quadruple top with a move to 3240 before moving higher to 3270 on Tuesday. This latest buy signal marks the third consecutive on the chart, confirming that demand is in control.

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Earnings Season – Using Protective Puts as Insurance

As we get to the end of July, we are entering the "heart" of the Q2 2020 earnings season, one of four such seasons we encounter on an annual basis. We typically find that earnings season produces some added volatility and potholes for investors to avoid.

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A Complete Strategy Needs a Plan for Offense and Defense

In March, at the height of panic selling, investors pulled $326 billion from mutual funds and ETFs. Although it ended more than decade ago, the global financial crisis was the last real bear market.

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VIDEO: Weekly Analyst Discussion – Highlighting Increased Strength from Small Cap Growth

Join the Nasdaq Dorsey Wright (NDW) analyst team to discuss market developments through a technical lens and highlight areas to monitor in the coming weeks. Topics Include: Key points of resistance and support for the S&P 500, increased strength from the small cap growth camp, and sustained leadership from the generals.

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What Technical Leaders Are Telling Us Now

The Nasdaq Dorsey Wright Technical Leaders Index suite is constructed using the Nasdaq Dorsey Wright’s Technical Leaders methodology, designed to identify companies that demonstrate powerful relative strength characteristics from within a given broad market universe or sector.

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The Active vs. Passive Debate May Depend on the Market

In a prospecting article from May, we looked at the relative performance of active and passively-managed funds during the volatile months of March and April, a period that theoretically should have favored active managers. With two quarters of 2020 officially behind us, we thought this would be an opportune time to take a look at the longer-term relative performance of these strategies.

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VIDEO: Nasdaq Dorsey Wright Weekly Analyst Discussion – Highlighting Emerging Trends

Join the Nasdaq Dorsey Wright (NDW) analyst team to discuss market developments through a technical lens and highlight areas to monitor in the coming weeks. Topics this week include identifying recent breakouts for the S&P 500, assessing strength across asset classes, and highlighting emerging trends in the investible landscape.