What 5 Measures of Market Valuation Are Saying Right Now

With the notable exceptions of Q4 2018 and March 2020, US equities have enjoyed a largely uninterrupted ride higher since the Financial Crisis bottom in early 2009. But the exponential run by stocks since the COVID-19 selloff has plenty of us asking: is the market overvalued? And is a correction coming? To offer perspective on … Continued

Economic Update ā€” Reviewing Q3 2020

The bull market raged on in the third quarter of 2020, continuing the second quarter rally. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic keeping a tight grip on the global economy, the S&P 500 and Dow gained 8.9% and 8.2% respectively, while big tech drove the Nasdaq Composite up 11.2% in Q3 on a total return basis. Even … Continued

S&P 500 Storylines with Lyn Alden

FEATURING: LYN ALDEN One thing I continue to monitor is the consolidation (and potential pivot point) for the ratio of the equal weight S&P 500 $RSP and the market weight version $SPY. Equal weight tends to outperform over the long run, but underperform at the 2nd half of a business cycle. pic.twitter.com/aEompytdMh ā€” Lyn Alden … Continued

Economic Update ā€” Reviewing Q4 2019

Ebbs and flows in the macroeconomy can often lead to tides of change for different sectors, industries, and public companies. Investors, especially those with longer time horizons, look for insights in economic data released by research companies and government agencies to make strategic adjustments to their portfolios. For that reason, YCharts collects and makes available … Continued

Trouble with the Curve

FEATURING: GARY RIBE, CFA Q: Can you tell us a little bit about Accretive Wealth Partners and what you do there? A: Accretive is a wealth management firm in New Jersey that primarily serves high-net-worth clients. My co-managing partners focus on planning while Iā€™m the chief investment officer and run point on our portfolios. Our … Continued