Margin Debt and S&P 500

Margin Debt and S&P 500 This chart shows that margin debt has not recovered from last December’s lows, while the stock market has risen sharply.Usually, it is mostly bullish for stocks, because investors are still fearful. Image: Yardeni Research, Inc.

S&P 500 All-Time Highs

S&P 500 All-Time Highs Great chart showing the 1,140 all-time highs of the S&P 500 since the Second World War. Image: Ryan Detrick, LPL Financial LLC

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? Image: LPL Research

MSCI ACWI ex-U.S. and S&P 500 Index

MSCI ACWI ex-U.S. and S&P 500 Index U.S. equities have significantly outperformed the rest of the world in recent years, but this has not always been the case. You may also like “Trailing 12-month Return Differential between U.S. and non-U.S. Stocks.” Image: ClearBridge Investments

Performance of Hedge Fund Index vs. S&P 500

Performance of Hedge Fund Index vs. S&P 500 Hedge fund returns have not been as good as those of the S&P 500, but volatility has been lower. Image: Richardson Wealth

Percentage Change in S&P 500 in Previous Bull Markets

Percentage Change in S&P 500 in Previous Bull Markets The current bull market is nearly 3,750 days old, twice as long as the average bull market. This is also the longest bull market in the last 90 years. Image: The Wall Street Journal

Seasonal Effects in the S&P 500

Seasonal Effects in the S&P 500 This interesting chart shows the seasonality of the S&P 500. This year, the S&P 500 is well above its historical average. Image: Commodity Seasonality