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Record High S&P 500 Ignites Unhealthy Retail Investor Interest

Positioning in U.S. stocks is flashing a short-term warning sign as the market hits record highs and shrugs off rising Covid cases, lockdowns and...

Russell 2000 Versus Apple Shows Trend Reversal Has More Room to Run

Horizon Investments’ tactical investing style can think of no better example of the value of being nimble than the reversal of this year’s equity...

Stock Market’s Solid November Kicks Off Best Time of Year

It’s a great time to be a stock market bull! A whole year’s worth of returns are being compressed into the month of November. Investors are in a bullish..

Taking the Political Temperature of the Biden Administration

A trifecta of good news to kick off the week - from Moderna’s vaccine to the potential of avoiding national lockdowns to the election - means the pieces..

Stock Market Blasts Off to Record Highs, Shaking Off the Pandemic’s Shackles

A trifecta of good news to kick off the week - from Moderna’s vaccine to the potential of avoiding national lockdowns to the election - means the pieces..

Pfizer Vaccine Puts a Return to Normal Within Reach in 2021

One headline changes the narrative about the pandemic; or does it? Pfizer’s vaccine study results Monday morning are shockingly...

Special Report: U.S. Voters Stick With Divided Government

The S&P 500 broke its 3-week positive streak, closing 0.5% lower. The market finally realized that a fresh stimulus package most likely won't

Market More Focused On Stimulus Than Covid But That Could Change

The S&P 500 broke its 3-week positive streak, closing 0.5% lower. The market finally realized that a fresh stimulus package most likely won't

Stimulus, Politics, and Covid Continue to Move Markets

International developed equities slip on Covid surge in Europe 

Can Bonds Still Deliver the Returns Retirement Investors Need?

Explore whether bonds can still deliver the returns retirement investors need.

The Race Is On — 2020 U.S. Election Calendar of Events

We’ve talked about it for months, and it’s finally here! The first Presidential debate is this Tuesday, September 29th — and we’re now just 39 days from Election Day 2020.

Does Covid Second Wave Seem Too Remote?

There are now more Covid-19 cases in Europe than there are in the U.S., according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Strikingly, France is truly in a second wave scenario, having just reported its highest number of cases since its lockdown expired — and more than it saw during the first wave’s peak.

Should Apple’s Stock Split Matter This Much?

At the close of business last Friday, August 28, 2020, Apple (AAPL), the first company to ever reach a market cap of $2 trillion, split its stock 4-for-1 effective for the following Monday’s trading session. This is its fifth split since going public in 1980. Apple’s stock price went from just shy of $500 per share at the close on Friday (8/28) to open at $127.58 on Monday (8/31). The total value of Apple didn’t fall, however, because while the price of a share was cut by 75%, there are now 4 times as many shares outstanding.

How Will the Fed’s New Inflation Target Impact Interest Rates?

Chairman of the Federal Reserve Jerome Powell announced the results of the year and a half long monetary policy framework review, and while it was somewhat telegraphed, it’s important for the path of interest rates.

Jobless Claims Dip Below One Million for First Time In 21 Weeks

Initial jobless claims beat expectations this week, falling below 1 million to 963,000 for the first time in 21 weeks. In an intriguing sign that economic activity may be restarting faster than expected, initial jobless claims are now the lowest they’ve been since mid-March.

Housing a Bright Spot in Economy as Mortgage Rates Hit Lowest Level Ever

According to a weekly survey by Freddie Mac, the interest rate on a 30-year fixed rate mortgage, now 2.88%, hit an all-time low dating back to the survey’s start in 1971.
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