Reasonable people can argue about whether the broader stock market is overheating. But in certain corners of the equity universe where tiny investors dominate, it’s hard to say everything is going normally.
The IPO market is manic. Stocks haven’t been this expensive since the dot-com era. The Nasdaq 100 has doubled in two years, leaving its valuation bloated -- all while volatility remains stubbornly high.
Bitcoin’s dizzying rally in 2020 has captivated the professional investing class.
A strange thing happened on the way to the biggest post-election surge in modern stock-market history. On Wednesday, while the S&P 500 was tacking on $600 billion of fresh value, most of its members fell.
A group of investors who correctly timed the stock market’s bottom in March isn’t bargain hunting yet during the current selloff. Instead, they’re stepping up sales, flashing an ominous signal to any dip buyers.
As the likelihood of additional federal stimulus fades, U.S. stock investors are returning their focus to the coronavirus pandemic and not liking what they see.
Call it crazy, but don’t call it dumb: Individual investors have been flocking to bankruptcy-protected companies in droves.
The megacap safety trade that has ruled stocks for months is slowly giving way to a broader embrace of risk among investors captivated by tentative signs of a turn in the economy.
With such uncertainty, it’s not uncommon for analysts at the same shop to be at odds with one another.
An ETF that bets winning stocks will keep on winning has held up quite well amid the recent bout of market turbulence. One reason: it’s got many of the same traits of a popular low-volatility fund.