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Stock market weakness is likely to persist as extreme bullishness is reaching a crescendo
Market timers had been more bullish than at almost any other time since such data began being collected in 2000.
The stock market’s strength tells us less about the true state of the economy than at almost any other time over the last five decades
This new study crunches the numbers and finds the disconnect between the stock market and the economy increases as valuations become more stretched.
Video: We are overweight industrials because of prices and the pro-cyclicality of it: Strategist (CNBC)
More good news for the U.S. market: Investors are avoiding stock funds and ETFs
Fund flows are a contrarian indicator, so outflows — not inflows — are a healthy sign, writes Mark Hulbert.
These ETFs can help you prepare for a Biden presidency
Two investing theses have wide agreement, but one is a bit more controversial.
These ETFs are ready for Amazon’s prime time
Exchange-traded funds with exposure to shares of Amazon.com could get a boost from its Prime Day event, but Amazon is such a unique company that it defies easy categorization.
Here’s how money managers can influence what happens to stocks in this hard hit, unloved sector
Avoiding the energy industry is short-sighted and misguided when active investment can promote lasting change.
Politics has no place in your 401(k) but that’s just what the U.S. government is trying to do
Labor Department proposals would be a setback for both ESG investors and corporate governance.
ESG funds are under scrutiny. Here’s why
Investors propelled ESG funds to new heights in 2020, and federal agencies are watching. Here’s why regulators have ethical and sustainable investment funds under review.
Why the stock market is ignoring the U.S. economy
Stocks are booming while companies shed millions of workers from payrolls. WSJ explains why the stock market seems disconnected from economic reality in the U.S.