Market Commentary: Dow Hits 40,000 As Inflation Numbers Improve

Dow 40K Is Here! A major milestone was hit last week, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 40,000 for the first time. While there isn’t much difference between 40,000 and 39,999, it is quite significant from a psychological perspective. Despite numerous analysts predicting an im …

Facts Vs Feelings Take 5 – Inflation: Is it All Good?

New inflation data came out this week. Is everything all good with inflation? Carson Group’s Chief Market Strategist Ryan Detrick and VP, Global Macro Strategist Sonu Varghese share their thoughts. Highlights include:   New inflation metrics came out for April  Most inflation is trending in …

Market Commentary: 7 Reasons the Bull Market Is Alive and Well

“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.” — Dr. Seuss 2024 came out swinging. The S&P 500 rose more than 10% in the first quarter after adding more than 11% in the fourth quarter of 2023. Back-to-back double-digit quarters are rare, but they tend to happen in …

Facts Vs Feelings Take 5 – Are We Slowing Down?

Is this economy slowing down and are we heading for a recession? Carson Group’s Chief Market Strategist Ryan Detrick and VP, Global Macro Strategist Sonu Varghese share their insights about the recent buzz around the economy and stock market.   Highlights include:   Q1 GDP only rose 1. …

Market Commentary: Fed, Earnings, Job Gains Support a Young Bull Market

This Bull Market Is Still Young As we’ve been saying for close to 18 months, we think we are in a new bull market and the economy will avoid a recession over the coming year. Not much has changed, and we still feel this way. Yes, there will be pullbacks, corrections, and scary headlines alo …

Facts Vs Feelings Take 5 – Buy in May and Stay

Most years, the rule of thumb is “Sell in May, stay away.” But 2024 isn’t most years. Carson Group’s Chief Market Strategist Ryan Detrick and VP, Global Macro Strategist Sonu Varghese discuss why investors should consider bucking conventional wisdom this month. Highlights include:   May has …

Market Commentary: Is “Sell in May” Still Relevant?

Sell in May and Go Away? Buckle up, as the trigger points for one of the most well-known investment axioms, “sell in May and go away,” is nearly here. This gets a ton of play in the media, as the six months starting in May are indeed the worst six consecutive months on the calendar …

Facts Vs Feelings Take 5 – Yes, Stocks Can Go Down

We’ve been spoiled for a while with market and economy wins, but now we’re seeing some volatility. How concerned should investors be? Carson Group’s Chief Market Strategist Ryan Detrick and VP, Global Macro Strategist Sonu Varghese weigh in. Highlights include:   Pullbacks are normal in bea …

Market Commentary: A Closer Look at the Stock Market’s Reaction to Major Geopolitical Events

The Stock Market’s Reaction to Major Geopolitical Events Tends to Be Short-Lived The escalating tension between Israel and Iran has many investors worried about what could happen next. Although we won’t pretend to know the answer, we do understand that while geopolitical events can cause ne …

Facts Vs Feelings Take 5 – Should We Worry About Geopolitics?

There’s been a lot happening all around the world, particularly in the Middle East. Should investors worry about the effects of geopolitics on the economy and markets? Carson Group’s Chief Market Strategist Ryan Detrick and VP, Global Macro Strategist Sonu Varghese share their insights on t …

Market Commentary: Markets React to Inflation

Even in Healthy Markets, Stocks Go Up and Down After more than a 30% total return on the S&P 500 over the last 12 calendar months, a five-month win streak, and a 27% rally in the first 100 trading days off the late-October lows, the market may finally be having a well-deserved break. We …

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