September Swoon?

September is seasonally a weak month for the S&P 500.  With trade and emerging market concerns weighing on the market, the media is asking if we could be in for a September Swoon.  To answer the question, we’ll look at seasonality, near term weakness and the long term charts.

Selecting Winners Using Relative Strength

This week the S&P 500, NASDAQ and Russell 2000 reached new highs.  With the resumption of the bullish trend, we’ll look at the best performing sectors and how to select winners using relative strength. Since this week marks the official breakout from the 2018 correction, a table listing the characteristics of all corrections in the S&P 500 going back to 1936 is also included.  We close with a look at the new highs in the S&P 500 and the long term trend.