The Fickle Mood of Investors – Still Bullish.

Posted by Mark Pettinga

Nothing about the stock market is written in stone, least of all the direction it decides to go in at any given time. Among the least unreliable indicators is the mood of investors. That yardstick pretty much depends on the notion that the crowd is usually wrong … Read More »


Wealthy Among the Undecided Vote For President.

Posted by Mark Pettinga

Contrary to popular opinion, the affluent haven’t lined up solidly behind their presidential choice. They are, in fact, among the most undecided group of voters.

That’s the finding of The American Affluence Research Center’s twice-yearly Affluent Market Tracking Study, which offers some insight into … Read More »


Technical Charts Show Market Reversal May Be Here.

Posted by Mark Pettinga

Although a four- or five-day decline in the stock market by itself isn’t necessarily significant, where it happens on the charts can be. After rallying as October started, several major indexes since have been turned back at respective resistance levels, and some have now dropped … Read More »


Does the Fed’s Move Signal The Top of The Market This Year?

Posted by Mark Pettinga

In recent months a gap opened between the buoyant mood of the markets and the glum state of the economy. On the latter score, although the most recent week’s tally of new claims for unemployment insurance fell by an impressive 26,000, durable-goods orders turned in … Read More »