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Market Scorecard and Volatility

Posted by Brent Luce on Apr 5, 2018 4:53:06 PM

Market Volatility

As I have mentioned in previous communications, 2017 was not a “normal” year when it came to volatility.  In fact, it was one of the lowest volatility years on record.  More normal volatility was bound to return – and it has.  To some, this newly found volatility feels unusual, but spikes in volatility like this are very common over time.  The chart below shows the Volatility Index over the last twenty years.  As you can see, episodes like this have occurred at least every two years on average.  MORE:  Dueling Tariff Announcements Blamed for Stock Market Volatility

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Topics: Volatility, $AMZN, Big Tech, trade war, sector performance, tariffs

Pumpkin Roll and Big Tech Boom

Posted by Brent Luce on Oct 27, 2017 4:38:12 PM

Big Tech Boom

Microsoft, Amazon.com and Google all reported earnings last night and all beat expectations.  Many, including myself, believe that we are in the early innings of a new technological revolution.  Unlike past revolutions where new companies displace the complacent incumbents, it may be that this time around the incumbents (Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Apple, etc.) actually lead the way into the new paradigm.  These companies have scale, massive R&D budgets and are so far leading the way in artificial intelligence, cloud computing and big data.  Here are some factoids related to today’s big moves in these stocks: 

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Topics: $GOOGL, Interest Rates, $AMZN, Big Tech, #MSFT, Pumpkin Roll

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