S&P 500 and New 52-Week Highs and New 52-Week Lows

S&P 500 and New 52-Week Highs and New 52-Week Lows The improvement in the percentage of S&P 500 stocks at new 52-week highs can be seen as a confirmation of a cyclical bull market. This indicates positive market sentiment and a potential upward trend for stocks. Image: BofA Global Research

Market Capitalization of Five Largest Companies as Share of S&P 500 Total

Market Capitalization of Five Largest Companies as Share of S&P 500 Total The five largest companies account for 29% of the S&P 500’s total market capitalization, sparking discussions about diversification. Maintaining a well-diversified portfolio is crucial for effective risk management. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

S&P 500 Net Profit Margin

S&P 500 Net Profit Margin The anticipated expansion in S&P 500 net profit margins over the upcoming quarters suggests a potentially favorable outlook for profitability. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

NAAIM vs. S&P 500 Index

NAAIM vs. S&P 500 Index Active investment managers, with their portfolios fully invested in equities, are often criticized for their consistent habit of selling at market bottoms and purchasing at market tops. Image: Real Investment Advice

S&P 500 Index Returns in July

S&P 500 Index Returns in July Historically, July has shown strong performance in the U.S. stock market during its first half. The market often peaks on July 17, as investors take profits before the traditional summer slowdown. Image: Carson Investment Research

Secular Bull Market – S&P 500 Weekly Chart with the 40-Week MA and 200-Week MA

Secular Bull Market – S&P 500 Weekly Chart with the 40-Week MA and 200-Week MA The S&P 500 has reached the 5600s target based on the bullish cup and handle pattern that formed in 2022-2023. The early-2024 breakout to new all-time highs projects further upside potential to the 6150 level. Image: BofA Global Research

Short Interest as % of Market Capitalization S&P 500 Median

Short Interest as % of Market Capitalization S&P 500 Median While the median short interest in the S&P 500 has been rising, the current level of 1.9% is relatively low, implying that market participants are optimistic or cautiously positive about the future performance of the stock market. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

S&P 500 Index and Technical Score

S&P 500 Index and Technical Score With a reading of 90.48, the U.S. stock market continues to be in an overbought state, indicating a high level of optimism among investors. This market position could be vulnerable to a pullback if investor sentiment changes. Image: Real Investment Advice

S&P 500 Aggregate Earnings Beat

S&P 500 Aggregate Earnings Beat Q2 2024 S&P 500 earnings beats are expected to align with the historical average, contributing to overall market optimism and investor sentiment. Image: Deutsche Bank Asset Allocation

Components of S&P 500 Total Return

Components of S&P 500 Total Return Given that S&P 500 returns in the past five years were driven more by valuations than earnings, investors should anticipate a reversal of this trend, where earnings become a more significant driver of returns. Image: Morgan Stanley Wealth Management