Market Commentary: Late February Bumps are Normal

Welcome to Late February The S&P 500 fell slightly last week, and it’s fair to say the market was due. The shift comes on the heels of the index being higher 14 out of 15 weeks while gaining more than 20% over that period for the first time in history. In other words, a pause …

Facts Vs Feelings Take 5 – Debt Isn’t As Bad As You Think

We’re hearing a lot about debt, but it might not be as bad as you think. Get the latest insights from Carson Group’s Chief Market Strategist Ryan Detrick and VP, Global Macro Strategist Sonu Varghese. Highlights include: Credit card debt Overall debt Mortgage debt Looking for more inv …

Market Commentary: S&P 500 Tops 5,000. What’s Next?

Hello 5,000 Stocks have picked up right where they left off last year, with new highs across the board and the S&P 500 officially closing above 5,000 for the first time. Although on the surface there isn’t much of a difference between 5,000 and 4,999, it’s an important psychological mil …

Facts Vs Feelings Take 5 – Some Good News and Some Bad News

Stock market is hitting new all-time highs, the economy is going gangbusters, and there is generally good news all around. But could there be bad news around the corner? Get the latest insights from Carson Group’s Chief Market Strategist Ryan Detrick and VP, Global Macro Strategist Sonu Var …

Market Commentary: January Gains, Jobs Report Both Bullish for Markets

As Goes January, So Goes the Year “There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know.” — Harry S. Truman The S&P 500 Index gained 1.7% in January (total return) after a slow start to the year. S&P 500 gains in January have historically signaled above-average retur …

Facts Vs Feelings Take 5 – Are Things Too Good to Be True??

Stocks are high. The economy is strong. There’s even talk of lower Fed rates. Is there anything investors should be worried about? Carson Group’s Chief Market Strategist Ryan Detrick and VP, Global Macro Strategist Sonu Varghese answer these questions and more:  Are stocks up too high?  Wha …

Market Commentary: Good News Is Good News

In 2022, positive economic data typically led to a sell-off in the stock market, and weak data often led to a rally. This was due to the overriding worry that better data meant the Federal Reserve would hike rates and weak data meant it might cut. That wasn’t normal market behavior, and we …

Facts Vs Feelings Take 5 – Stocks At All-Time Highs, Now What?

It took more than two years, but the S&P 500 hit another all-time high last week. With stocks up significantly, many investors are asking whether or not to worry. Join Carson Group’s Chief Market Strategist Ryan Detrick and VP, Global Macro Strategist Sonu Varghese for their insights. H …

Market Commentary: S&P 500 Index Hits a New All-Time High

New All-Time Highs at Last New highs!

Facts Vs Feelings Take 5 – Hot and Cold

Join Carson Group’s Chief Market Strategist Ryan Detrick and VP, Global Macro Strategist Sonu Varghese as they share the hot and cold sides of the markets and economy. Highlights include:   The stock market and economy are still going strong while inflation continues to fall  Geopolitical c …

Market Commentary: Carson Investment Research Looks at the Year Ahead

Carson Investment Research 2024 Market Outlook: Seeing Eye to Eye We are targeting a total return of 11-13% for the S&P 500 Index in 2024 and 4-6% for the Bloomberg U.S. Aggregate Bond Index. We believe the odds of a recession remain low, with continued income growth, a recovery in rate …

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