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These 6 Equity Factors are Driving Stock Market Returns

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Factor investing is the investment process by which investors harvest risk premia through exposure to certain factors underlying stock characteristics.  Factors investing has long been researched a...

Watch Out If You Invest in Japanese Equities! - Golden Week Seasonality

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

As pointed out in earlier blogs, stock markets usually exhibit certain patterns around major holidays around the world, for example, Thanksgiving, Christmas. While people in Japan are celebrating t...

Most Crowded Sectors in the Stock Market

Wednesday, Apr 25, 2018

Market positioning for sectors within the universe of stock market is usually driven by sectors’ corresponding fundamental factors. For example, Energy sector has a high correlation with Crude Oil ...

These 6 Stocks have Favorable Seasonals over the Next Month

Thursday, Apr 19, 2018

Research has shown that, upon studying many years of data, some stocks have been more profitable over certain time periods than others.  In fact, historically, particular industries and sectors per...

10 Largest Positioning Changes in the Stock Market

Thursday, Apr 12, 2018

Recent events from potential Trade War Escalation to Facebook Data Scandal have caused elevated market volatility and significant positioning shift. Knowing those large positioning changes is very ...

The Economic Dangers of a Global Trade War and How it Impacts Stock Markets

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018

Citing the need to protect national security, the US Administration has delved into a protectionist economic policy, supposedly designed to help American producers.   But will Americans, the presum...

How will this Trade War impact Global Stock Markets? - An insight from CrowdThnk’s survey

Friday, Apr 06, 2018

The prospects of a Global Trade War and the escalating tension between US and China have taken center stage over the last few weeks. The sporadic news coming from Washington has caused much elevate...

What Happens After a Large, Negative Day on the First Trading Day of the 2nd Quarter?

Tuesday, Apr 03, 2018

From China’s Trade Tariff Retaliation and Facebook Privacy Issues to constant attacks on Amazon’s business and Tesla credit issues, the bearish reasons to sell equities run aplenty.  This is especi...

Sell at End of March, Buy at Beginning of April? March & April Seasonalities for S&P & NASDAQ

Monday, Apr 02, 2018

  In like a Lion, out like a Lamb.  That’s the proverbial phrase typically associated with the weather in March, but this year it could also be applied to the markets, in particular Technology...

5 Reasons Why Governments Impose Tariffs and Trade Barriers

Wednesday, Mar 28, 2018

Stock Markets have been aghast over the last few weeks with fear and trepidation of the prospects of a Global Trade War. Escalating fears of a Global Trade War has taken center stage since the Whit...

5 Cognitive Biases and Heuristics that Impact Trading Decisions

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2018

 “It is an acknowledged fact that we perceive errors in the work of others more readily than in our own.” - Leonardo da Vinci   As the market takes a tumble in recent days following announcem...

4 Reasons Why Stocks are a Great Hedge for Inflation

Tuesday, Mar 13, 2018

“Inflation is a way to take people’s wealth from them without having to openly raise taxes.  Inflation is the most universal tax of all.” – Thomas Sowell, Economist   Inflation is at the top ...

10 Most Crowded Trades in the Stock Market

Tuesday, Mar 06, 2018

It is very important to identify crowded trades in the stock market as an overcrowded or under-positioned stock may demonstrate distinct, predictable probabilities in terms of future price action. ...

CrowdThnk’s February Month in Review

Monday, Mar 05, 2018

A month that started with synchronized global growth ended with protectionist fears of a global trade war as Trump unilaterally indicated increased steel tariffs, provoking retaliatory reactions fr...

How Will Jobs Be Affected during the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is currently underway, ushering in incredible advances in computing power, material products, mobile internet, biology, nano technology, artificial intelligence, ma...

The Fourth Industrial Revolution and Which Companies Will Thrive

Friday, Feb 23, 2018

When they people hear the phrase “Industrial Revolution”, most people think of the rise of steam-powered machines and railroads in the 1800s or assembly factories in the early 20th century (think C...

S&P Positioning & Holdings Still Near Highs Despite Recent Volatility

Thursday, Feb 22, 2018

Despite the recent market gyrations, volatility-driven sell-off and subsequent bounce back, the S&P aggregate positioning levels of holdings remain in overweight territory as bulls have held on...

10 Similarities between this Stock Market Crash and October 1987021320213

Tuesday, Feb 13, 2018

“If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience?” – George Bernard Shaw  Extraordinary stock market gains.  Low levels of vol...

How Negative Gamma Works and Why It’s Impacting the Market

Thursday, Feb 08, 2018

Have you been wondering what has been causing violent gyrations in the stock market over the past week? Why does it have a record down day followed by a massive up day only to be reversed the very ...

4 Reasons Why the Stock Market is Collapsing

Tuesday, Feb 06, 2018

While investors are ringing the alarm bells after the more-than 12% drop in the S&P 500 over the past few days, there are many important market factors underpinning this drastic move lower. Man...