S&P 500 Gains Outside Regular Trading Hours

S&P 500 Gains Outside Regular Trading Hours The S&P 500 loves the night, after the market closes. Since 1993, the real profits have come outside regular trading hours. Picture source: The New York Times, Bespoke Investment Group

Years Without a 20% Gain for the S&P 500 Index

Years Without a 20% Gain for the S&P 500 Index This great chart shows the number of years without a 20% gain since 1950. Could the S&P 500 gain 20% this year? Picture source: LPL Financial LLC

S&P 500 vs. MSCI Emerging Markets Index

S&P 500 vs. MSCI Emerging Markets Index This chart shows the strong performance of the S&P 500 against the MSCI Emerging Markets Index. Picture source: Financial Times

S&P 500 and Leading Economic Index (LEI)

S&P 500 and Leading Economic Index (LEI) This chart shows that stimulus has saved the U.S. stock market each time. Saved once again? Picture source: Stifel

S&P 500 After Initial Fed Rate Cuts Outside Of Recession

S&P 500 After Initial Fed Rate Cuts Outside Of Recession When the Fed cuts rates without a recession, the S&P 500 Index tends to go higher. Average gain since 1984: +11.1% six months later and 15.8% twelve months later. Picture source: LPL Financial LLC

S&P 500 Low Volatility Stocks Are the Best Performing Asset YTD

S&P 500 Low Volatility Stocks Are the Best Performing Asset YTD This chart shows that S&P 500 low volatility stocks are the best performing asset year-to-date (outside of GSCI energy). Actually, high-quality stocks are a good way to protect against a weak economy. Picture source: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research