Tesla’s S&P 500 Entry Puts $70 Billion of Passive Trades in Play
Tesla Inc. climbed on Tuesday as investors braced for the company’s addition to the S&P 500 in one shot on Dec. 21, a move that’s expected to spur as much as $70 billion worth of passive-fund flows.
Regression to Trend: Another Look at Long-Term Market Performance
Quick take: At the end of November the inflation-adjusted S&P 500 index price was 144% above its long-term trend, up from 135% the previous month.
About the only certainty in the stock market is that, over the long haul, over performance turns into underperformance and vice versa. Is there a pattern to this movement? Let's apply some simple regression analysis to the question.
Moving Averages Update: November Up 10.75%
Valid until the market close on December 31, 2020.
The S&P 500 closed November with a monthly gain of 10.75% after a loss of 2.77% in October. At this point, after close on the last day of the month, four of five S&P 500 strategies are signaling "invested" — Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (VTI), Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US ETF (VEU), Vanguard REIT Index ETF (VNQ), and Invesco DB Commodity Index Tracking (DBC) — an increase from last month's triple"invested" signal.
World Markets Update: November 30, 2020
Four of eight indexes on our world watch list posted YTD gains through November 30, 2020. The top performer is our own S&P 500 with a gain of 12.1%. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 is in second with a gain of 11.74% and in third is China's Shanghai with a gain of 11.2%. Coming in last is London's FTSE 100 with a loss of 16.92%.
The Investment I’m Most Grateful For
So far this year, shares of HIVE Blockchain Technologies have soared an incredible 715%, well past Ethereum’s gain of 273%. 2020 has been marked by healthy expansion in mining capacity, the most recent example being HIVE’s acquisition of additional access to low-cost green energy.
Gold: Testing Patience But Toeing the Line (For Now)
Since early August the “barbarous relic” has corrected some 9% while many other assets have ascended to all-time highs. This has no doubt caused a bit of consternation for holders of gold who have been using the metal not as a hedge, but as a capital appreciation vehicle unto itself.
Will growth investors have the nerve to be contrarians?
In RBA’s latest report, Rich revisits the "Earnings Expectations Life Cycle" from the perspective of growth versus value investors and outlines why growth investors need to be contrarians in 2021.
S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index: National Index up 7% YoY NSA
With today's release of the September S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index, we learned that seasonally adjusted home prices for the benchmark 20-city index saw a 1.27% increase month over month which is cut to 1.21% with inflation adjustment. The non-seasonally adjusted national index saw a 7% YoY increase.
Where to Find Income in a Low--Rate World
Amid historically low rates, the income solutions of yesterday are not going to cut it. My guest today will discuss how his firm has recognized and reacted to this paradigm shift by developing alternative, higher-yielding strategies.