Economic & Stock Market Commentary — January 6, 2016

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How To Optimize Your Stock Portfolio Performance During Difficult Years

  U.S. stock markets continue to trade sideways, with volatility, since the huge market recovery in October. The S&P 500 rose 8.3% in October! That’s an astonishing one-month return for a large group of stocks! Experienced investors know that a run-up to that degree is unsustainable, and that...

NYSE & NASDAQ To Eliminate Stop-Loss Orders & GTC’s (updated 12-11-15)

  The New York Stock Exchange is joining the NASDAQ in ceasing to allow investors to use good-til-cancelled (GTC) orders and stop-loss orders on their stock trades, beginning February 26, 2016. (See MarketWatch article from November 20, 2015.) I don’t know the real reason that they’re eliminating...

Sometimes Stocks Plummet

by Crista Huff (This article is reprinted from the November issue of Smart Investing in Turbulent Times.) * * * * * Despite October’s blockbuster stock market performance, there were some high-profile situations when stock prices fell in a breathtaking manner. That’s why it’s important to have a game plan...

S&P Rebounds; Stocks Freak Out

  Now that U.S. stock markets have had a tremendous, rapid rebound from the August-September market correction, we’re getting tons of volatility in almost every stock that’s reporting earnings this week. It doesn’t matter how successful the company is, or how much they perform above...

The #1 Stock Market Sector to Own, Heading into 2016

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