Some Unexpected Hot Spots Emerging

/ September 22, 2017 2:19 PM

On Monday we took a look at some budding sector-based trends. Though they're difficult to trust simply because we're at a strange, mostly-bearish time of year and some of the previous new trends didn't pan out, at the very least we want to consider -- and handicap -- all possibilities that may lead to better trading opportunities. Breaking the market's undertow into different sectors isn't the only way of figuring out where the hot spots are, however. We can derive similar value by looking at how each market cap and style (value or growth) segment is doing. And as it turns out, we're starting to see some real change on this front for the first time in a long time. Just to ensure we don't overset the stage, most stocks -- regardless of their sector, style or market cap -- tend to move in tandem with the bigger market tide.… more


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/ September 19, 2017 3:12 PM

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