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

Median S&P 500 Stock Short Interest as % of Market Capitalization The S&P 500’s median short interest level remains low, suggesting that market participants are generally optimistic, or at least, not strongly bearish about the future performance of the S&P 500. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

Share of S&P 500 Stocks Underperforming the Index

Share of S&P 500 Stocks Underperforming the Index Despite the strong performance of the S&P 500 index in 2023, more than 70% of the individual stocks within the index underperformed, indicating that the overall gains were driven by a relatively small number of stocks. Image: Gavekal, Macrobond

S&P 500 and the Percentage of S&P 500 Stocks Above 50-Day Moving Averages

S&P 500 and the Percentage of S&P 500 Stocks Above 50-Day Moving Averages The percentage of S&P 500 stocks trading above their 50-day moving averages is a warning sign, which could potentially have negative implications for the overall market performance. Image: BofA Global Research

S&P 500 Stocks and Non-S&P 500 Stocks as a % of U.S. Large Cap Funds AUM

S&P 500 Stocks and Non-S&P 500 Stocks as a % of U.S. Large Cap Funds AUM Despite the abundance of stocks, the lack of interest in investing beyond the “Magnificent Seven” creates bias, leading to excessive attention and favoritism that may undervalue or neglect other investment opportunities. Image: BofA US Equity & Quant Strategy

S&P 500 Stocks – Average Earnings Day Moves

S&P 500 Stocks – Average Earnings Day Moves In the current quarter for earnings, U.S. stocks have moved +/-4.6%, which is the highest in the last ten years. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research