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NED DAVIS RESEARCH “CYCLE COMPOSITE

You can tell it is January because this is when we get to share one of our favorite data analysis of the year – the Ned Davis Research (NDR) “Cycle Composite”.  Ned Davis Research is one of the premier research analyst companies on Wall Street.

 
FINANCIAL SENSE – MARKETS OFF TO A ROUGH START FOR 2016

Write it down in the record books: the first 5 days of trading in 2016 was the worst start for the S&P 500 since 1950 according to Dorsey Wright & Associates (DWA). The market was down 5.96% for the week when Chinese stock markets and oil prices tumbled sparking concern about global growth.

 
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.