Market volatility, as measured by the VIX, has been scraping historic lows for the past 12 months.
Correlation between sectors and asset classes, which flashes warning signs when high, has been noticeably low. Over the last three months, correlation fell to 18% between S&P sectors; that’s close to the lowest figures on record according to research by Credit Suisse.
Economic and equity growth has been global, and all that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
To some, it could be overwhelming to look at all the potential for the coming year, but I’ve narrowed the breadth of the markets into just the sectors with the most opportunity for any investor or trader.
On Wednesday, I released Part One of my 2018 Capital Wave Forecast, which you can find right here. Now, I’m sharing the six best opportunities in four more sectors.
Even though he claims he was “late to the game” on this company, Shah Gilani made an appearance on Varney & Co. to make a bold statement that this was only the beginning. The company had strong sales on and before Christmas and Black Friday, and people continue to love all of their products. They’re being drawn into an “ecosystem” that’s covers all fronts and is near impossible to compete with. Click now to watch…
While there’s major money to be made by correctly picking winners and losers, that can be the hardest thing to do with stocks.
The easiest, smartest, and most financially rewarding way to play stocks and markets is by riding trends.
That’s because trends tend to have longevity and various momentum boosters can drive them faster and further in the direction they’re going. We see this with stocks that have been trending up since March 2009, including the momentum boost in 2017 that few investors saw coming – or believed – even as markets reached higher highs again and again.
There are a confluence of positives for markets that should continue to propel stocks higher in 2018.
There’s one person to talk to when you want to know if the market is going to continue climbing, and that’s the person who hasn’t gotten it wrong since the election.
On his latest appearance on Varney & Co., Shah Gilani made the case for his latest prediction – Dow 25,000 by Friday. He touched on the potential for tax cuts to push the market even higher, and the effect of repatriation. Click now to watch…
‘Tis the season to determine who’s been naughty or nice. I’ll give you the facts, you decide.
This holiday story is about an SEC investigation that ended in May 2017. It was wrapped in plain, brown paper and just found under our tree, opened by Probes Reporter (“Independent Investment Research Focused on Public Company Interaction with the SEC”) and Dealbreaker.
The three major players in this holiday tale are Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA), Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE:GS), and the SEC itself.
What makes this a holiday story is that it’s about gifting. Who gifted what to whom, how much, and, most importantly, why.
You decide who’s naughty: Goldman Sachs, Tesla, the SEC, or all of the above?
When Bank of America Corp. (NYSE:BAC) says this bull market still has gas in the tank, some people aren’t willing to hear it. On his latest appearance on Varney & Co., Shah Gilani said “Just watch the market. It’s telling you it wants to go up!”
In this same clip, Shah also covers the potential for repatriation of U.S. funds, where that money will first be parked (hint: it won’t immediately go into creating jobs), and the reaction to raised Fed rates. Click now to watch…
Fasten your seatbelts, bitcoin futures are about to take off.
Eventually, that’s going to impact gold… But not in the way you think.
While there’s currently no meaningful correlation between the price of bitcoin and gold prices, the advent of futures trading in bitcoin could change that, dramatically.
That’s not because traders or investors will start looking at bitcoin as an alternative to gold. It’s because eventually gold will be a hedge against bitcoin collapsing, precisely because it isn’t an alternative to gold.
And that sets us up for an opportunity that bitcoin traders can’t even see coming.