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Financial Sense - 2015: A Year of Declining Earnings
As we shared in our “State of the Market” updates, 2015 will probably be a year that most investors will be glad when it is over. For the first 7 months of the years, the stock market bounced sideways from a +3% gain to a -3% loss until August when we suffered our first correction in over 4 years with a sharp 12% decline.
Financial Sense - How Our 10% Correction is Progressing

We have had a lot of 5% movements in the S&P 500 over the past few months from our all-time high of 2130 on May 21st to our 12% sell-off low of 1867 on August 24th. We already have had two “successful” retest of that August 24 low. 

Financial Sense - Thought of the Week

The Federal Open Market Committee decided to maintain its policy rate during last week’s meeting. Many economists guessed that the Committee would raise rates for the first time in almost ten years after months of rhetoric from the Fed indicated that its dual mandate of maximum employment and stable prices had been sufficiently met.

Financial Sense - Our 2nd Flash Crash

It was not quite 4 years in the making, but the S&P 500 finally had a true “correction” on August 24th when the market declined over 12% from its May high. We have pointed out in prior notes that corrections are a healthy and natural process for equity markets. Market corrections are like pruning your rose bushes -- every now and then you need to trim off the old growth so that new, more vibrant growth can occur.

Keeping All This Volatility in Perspective

These recent ups & downs are reminiscent of past Wall Street swings.




Provided by James and Teresa Yent



Fall might be anything but calm on Wall Street. Volatility is back, in a big way: the CBOE VIX has risen more than 105% since the end of July. Additionally, 11 of the 15 trading days ending September 9 were “all or nothing” days in which more than 80% of the S&P 500 moved either higher or lower. In the last 25 years, the index has not had a 15-day period like this.1,2