DIA : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Strong Jobs Report: Time to Worry? - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 5, 2014
    Markets don't like Fed uncertainty, but that's exactly what they will get if the boom times are back.
  2. No Boost from ADP, Labor Market - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 3, 2014
    Stocks today were indicated to open essentially flat even before this morning's ADP report and the labor market report, which ...
  3. New Data Runs Counter - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 26, 2014
    No major surprises are expected from any of these readings, but this morning's reports run counter to the view that the economy's ...
  4. Good News: GDP Revised Higher - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 25, 2014
    A very good GDP report will add to the growing conviction that the U.S. economic outlook is on firmer footing.
  5. Chinese Bank Drives Friday Markets - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 21, 2014
    The Chinese central bank is the main driver today, though positive commentary from Mario Draghi at the ECB is also adding ...
  6. Can You Say Goldilocks? - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 7, 2014
    This is a very positive read from the labor market. It is good enough to show a still improving labor market, but the gains ...
  7. Post-Midterms, Toward Jobs - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 5, 2014
    Stocks today were indicated to open in positive territory even before a strong jobs report, but the favorable labor market ...
  8. Estimates for Q3 Earnings Lowered - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 6, 2014
    Will the coming round of negative revisions be any different than what we have been seeing in recent quarters?
  9. Fed Comments Should Spur Positivity - Ahead of Wall Street

    September 18, 2014
    The 'considerable time' phrase in the Fed statement told investors that the FOMC was in no hurry to start raising rates in ...
  10. Tepid Market Waters Across the Globe - Ahead of Wall Street

    September 15, 2014
    Headlines about the Scottish vote and weak data out of China are the only notable developments today, though the market's ...
  11. Correction May Be Getting Under Way -- Protect Your Profits

    September 14, 2014
    All major U.S. stock indices lost ground last week, led by the broad market S&P 500, which was down 1.1%. ​Halfway through ...
  12. First Negative Week in a Month? - Ahead of Wall Street

    September 12, 2014
    Concerns about the Fed outlook ahead of next week's FOMC meeting has emerged as a key overhang for stocks lately.
  13. I've Seen It, But I Don't Believe It - Ahead of Wall Street

    September 5, 2014
    The market seems to be cheering the surprisingly weak jobs report in the hope that it will lead to a more favorable Fed policy. ...
  14. ECB Finally Does QE - Ahead of Wall Street

    September 4, 2014
    The big news of the day is the ECB decision and its impact on global markets.
  15. Big Week for Econ Data - Ahead of Wall Street

    September 2, 2014
    This week's busy data docket will give us a good sense of the economy's momentum in the current period.
  16. Consumer Spending Kicks Off Econ Data - Ahead of Wall Street

    August 29, 2014
    The ball gets rolling with macro-economic indicators this Friday morning, kicking off what will be a shortened Labor Day ...
  17. Q2 GDP Revised Upward - Ahead of Wall Street

    August 28, 2014
    The positive GDP report this morning will likely not be enough to offset the overhang from Ukraine-centric worries in today's ...
  18. Will the Rally Continue? - Ahead of Wall Street

    August 27, 2014
    How stocks do from here will depend a lot on what happens to bond yields.
  19. All Eyes - And Ears - on Jackson Hole - Ahead of Wall Street

    August 22, 2014
    Stocks are indicated to open modestly lower this morning ahead of a major speech by Janet Yellen at the Jackson Hole conference.
  20. Stocks Not Expected to Lose Steam - Ahead of Wall Street

    August 21, 2014
    Stocks didn't lose their winning stride in response to the Fed minutes on Wednesday and the trend is expected to continue ...
  21. BLS Jobs Report Perfect for Goldilocks - Ahead of Wall Street

    August 1, 2014
    This morning's not-too-hot-not-too-cold jobs reading will likely soothe some of the market fears over Fed policy.
  22. What Do Investors Expect from Q2 Earnings? - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 9, 2014
    Earnings are expected to be up +5.6% in Q3 and +8.9% in Q4, with the growth pace expected to accelerate further in the following ...
  23. Welcome to the Second Half! - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 1, 2014
    The weather's pleasant, there's plenty of pent-up demand in many industries, housing is steadily improving — what's ...
  24. A Classic Case of Kick the Can - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 30, 2014
    Sheraz Mian has been articulating this narrative for around 8 solid quarters or more: growth expectations are hopeful, until ...
  25. Stocks in Tentative Mood - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 16, 2014
    The bond market's recent strength has made it easier for the Fed to get out of the QE business without disrupting the market. ...
  26. Global Growth Questions - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 11, 2014
    Stocks today will likely reflect the weak global growth backdrop emerging from the World Bank report.
  27. Central Banks Flexing Muscle - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 10, 2014
    The gains we've been seeing are not restricted to the U.S.; markets across the pond are in as much a bullish mood.
  28. Good Jobs Numbers (Not Great) - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 6, 2014
    Yes, the economy has bounced back from the winter slump, but the rebound hasn't been as robust as some of the more aggressively ...
  29. Mario Draghi Walks the Walk - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 5, 2014
    The markets will breathe a sigh of relief that the European Central Bank (ECB) has finally come through with long-promised ...
  30. Weak ADP Numbers May Dampen Hopes - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 4, 2014
    If this morning's ADP report is a true reflection of underlying trends in the labor market, then expectations for Friday's ...
  31. Stable China vs. Wobbly Eurozone - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 3, 2014
    The soft European data could be interpreted in the "bad news is good news" category given widespread expectations ...
  32. Will May Strength Continue in June? - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 2, 2014
    Beyond China, the U.S. manufacturing ISM reading is expected to improve to 55.5 from April's 54.9 reading.
  33. Is It Different This Time? - Ahead of Wall Street

    May 30, 2014
    Hard to tell which asset class has a better grasp of ground realities, but bonds have historically had a better track record.
  34. Should We Listen to Stocks or Bonds? - Ahead of Wall Street

    May 29, 2014
    Relative to the first look at Q1 GDP, investments and government spending turned to be even bigger drags on growth, while ...
  35. Are Small Caps Predicting Volatility? - Ahead of Wall Street

    May 23, 2014
    Unlike the calm in the broad large-cap indexes, the world of small-cap stocks is anything but.
  36. Market Looking for Validation - Ahead of Wall Street

    March 28, 2014
    The market is looking for validation of these expectations and appears to be getting a bit nervous about it.
  37. Will the Uncertainty Last? - Ahead of Wall Street

    March 14, 2014
    Ukraine is likely a temporary worry, but the economic questions may have more staying power.
  38. Are Growth Fears Justified? - Ahead of Wall Street

    February 4, 2014
    The growth question has take center stage for stock market investors in a way that few of us could have foreseen.
  39. the Nikkei- Japan’s main stock market index- has surged by 50.7% this year. That’s nearly double the performance of the Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSE:DIA).

    Japanese Stocks Continue To Outperform

    December 3, 2013
    While Japan has been called dead money for years, the past year has removed that moniker perhaps for good. With supportive ...
  40. When Is Risk Your Ally In Income Trades?

    November 29, 2013
    Selling puts in your investment account can be a tremendous strategy for generating reliable income while taking on less ...
  41. the global economy seems to be finally firing on all cylinders

    The Time For Cyclical Stocks Is Now

    November 25, 2013
    Its official, the data is pointing towards the next phase of the business cycle- economic expansion. That means, it’s time ...
  42. What To Expect This Week? - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 4, 2013
    This week packs a number of top-tier economic reports that will give us a sense of how well the economy is doing in the fourth ...
  43. The Complete History of the Dow Jones Industrial Average

    September 18, 2013
    The Dow Jones Industrial Average is one of the oldest and most often-used benchmarks across the globe. Consisting of 30 of ...
  44. What A Changing Dow Means For Investors

    September 10, 2013
    We have Charles Martin Hall to thanks for many major industrial advances of the 20th century. His discovery of the process ...
  45. Warning: Stocks Are Overbought (And Here's What to Do)

    August 14, 2013
    Stock prices are definitely overbought. Overbought markets occur when prices move up sharply, and based on current charts, ...
  46. Wednesday’s ETF Chart To Watch: DIA In Spotlight With GDP Data

    July 31, 2013
    Stocks inched higher on Tuesday following Monday’s rather weak start to the trading week, as investors geared up for ...
  47. Daily ETF Roundup: MOO Tumbles After Russian Potash News, VOX ...

    July 30, 2013
    Most U.S. equities ended narrowly mixed today, though technology stocks charged higher, as investors digested a mixed bag ...
  48. Tentative Market Ahead of the Fed, GDP, and Jobs - Ahead of Wall ...

    July 29, 2013
    The market is expected to remain tentative ahead of the Fed meeting, GDP report and jobs reading this week.
  49. Time To Get Defensive With ETFs

    July 26, 2013
    With some storm clouds beginning to form over the global economy, investors may want to consider thinking about moving some ...
  50. Weak Earnings Growth Outside Finance - Earnings Trends

    July 25, 2013
    Weak Earnings Growth Outside Finance - Earnings Trends
  51. Daily ETF Roundup: KBE Pops On Morgan Stanley, XLE Jumps As Oil ...

    July 18, 2013
    U.S. equities traded higher today, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 logging in fresh highs, following ...
  52. Daily ETF Roundup: Fed Hints At Future Taper, XLU And IBB Tumble

    June 19, 2013
    U.S. equities slid into the red today as investors digested the highly anticipated FOMC press conference. Contrary to expectations, ...
  53. Fight This Summer's Volatility With Infrastructure

    June 19, 2013
    With the markets returning to their up and down patterns, investors are getting nervous. Luckily, infrastructure assets can ...
  54. Daily ETF Roundup: VXX Spikes On Fed Concerns, XLB Tumbles

    June 5, 2013
    Wall Street endured a steep sell-off today, as another round of disappointing economic reports and concerns over when the ...
  55. Keep Your Portfolio Truckin’ With The Transports

    May 9, 2013
    With the U.S. really beginning to move forward, investors may want to focus on another main Dow index- The Dow Transports. ...
  56. The Week Ahead: Did Wall Street Strategists Jinx Stocks

    March 22, 2013
    Increasingly daring market forecasts should unpleasantly remind savvy investors of the exuberance of Y2K, and the truth is ...
  57. ETFs To Invest Like Warren Buffett

    February 7, 2013
    Warren Buffett hasn't shown much of an interest in ETFs. However, for retail investors, ETFs remove some of the risk of stock ...
  58. Daily ETF Roundup: S&P 500 Tops 1500

    January 25, 2013
    After yesterday’s Apple(AAPL) upset, investors sentiment picked up after a round of better-than-expected earnings report. ...
  59. Keep Your Eye on Treasury Rates

    January 21, 2013
    Could a near-term rise in yields finally break the bond bull and send money flowing into stocks? MoneyShow's Tom Aspray shares ...
  60. How To Swing Trade ETFs

    January 15, 2013
    While the long-term buy-and-hold strategy isfavoredby many more passive investors, savvy and active traders have also embraced ...
  61. SPDR S&P 500 and Other Financial Stocks Making Big Moves on December ...

    December 21, 2012
    It's been a bad day for the market after the morning's trading. The Nasdaq has decreased 2%; the S&P 500 has declined ...
  62. The 5 Most Important Chart Patterns For ETF Traders

    December 5, 2012
    Chart patterns are a very useful tool because they occur regularly—providing you with lots of trade candidates—and also provide ...
  63. The Week Ahead: What Do Sectors Say About the Economy

    September 29, 2012
    Troubling technical signals appear to be confirmed by recent movements in key sectors, driving up the possibility of a deeper ...
  64. Thursday's ETF Chart To Watch: Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF ...

    September 27, 2012
    Major equity benchmarks logged another session in red territory as profit-taking remains adominanttheme on the week. Pessimism ...
  65. Stick With Market Leaders, Not Laggards

    September 12, 2012
    A look at this technically weak sector shows how even stocks that appear attractive by themselves may not be good buys if ...
  66. Buy the Dips... If We Get One - Cook`s Kitchen

    August 17, 2012
    This is one of those rallies that frustrates lots of traders. Why? Because they spend so much time doubting it, or shorting ...
  67. Equity Risk Premium: Are Stocks Cheap or Dear? - Real Time Insight

    June 11, 2012
    By many measures, stocks look cheap. With 2012 EPS estimates for the S&P 500 around $103, the index at 1,320 is currently ...
  68. Buy Emerging or Developed Markets?

    April 19, 2012
    Jim Lowell, editor of Fidelity Investor, shares his view on where in the world to invest, suggesting investors not forget ...
  69. The Week Ahead: Don't Worry About China's Growth

    March 24, 2012
    Economic news from China last week overshadowed improving technicals for in many parts of the market, including the specific ...
  70. The Week Ahead: Individual Investors Not Buying

    March 3, 2012
    There’s lots of cash on the sidelines of this aging rally, but investors should not get caught up in the hype. Instead, stay ...
  71. 10 World-Class Global ETFs

    February 6, 2012
    One of the best tools for diversifying your global portfolio is to use the best ETFs to execute your strategy and spread ...
  72. 3 Huge Themes for 2012 and Beyond

    February 6, 2012
    Investors who follow megatrends in technology, food, and financials are likely to see big gains in the next bull run and ...
  73. Piggyback The Smart Money

    July 4, 2011
    Here are some of the biggest market pundits' latest calls and how you can profit from them.
  74. Attack Of The Mega-Caps

    February 22, 2011
    These large companies can add protection for investors, in case there are some missteps in the current economic recovery. ...
  75. 2010's Highest Performing DJIA stocks

    December 14, 2010
    Check out 2010's highest-performing DJIA stocks.
  76. Top Performing Dow Stocks This Year

    November 12, 2010
    Hunting for stock treasures doesn't mean looking beyond the biggest, most well-known names in American industry.
  77. 3 Fundamentally Strong Capital Goods Stocks

    November 3, 2010
    The capital goods sector doesn't manufacture anything you find at the mall, but investors should be aware of the potential ...
  78. 3 Stocks That Always Beat The Street

    October 18, 2010
    Beating analyst estimates for four straight years is no mean feat.
  79. 3 Stocks Getting Upgrades Before Earnings Season

    October 6, 2010
    These three companies bring great momentum and higher price targets into fourth quarter reporting.
  80. The Best Global High-Income ETFs

    September 2, 2010
    The message is simple: if you want income, you have to go global.
  81. 3 Great Companies Raising Dividends

    July 29, 2010
    When dividends are raised in the midst of a market correction, it's especially comforting.
  82. 3 Industrials Up YTD

    July 5, 2010
    Sometimes the best investments are the simplest.
  83. Trading Wizard John Paulson's Top 3 Holdings

    June 11, 2010
    It appears the top hedgie is expecting an equity bull market – and not a little inflation.
  84. The Highest-Gaining Big Caps In The Past Week

    May 17, 2010
    Since the market's plunge on May 5 several big names have tacked on some big gains.
  85. Hedging Your Bets

    April 15, 2010
    It's easy to forget about portfolio insurance as the market continues to head higher. ETFs can help add that coverage back. ...
  86. The Best Long Term Dividend Records

    March 18, 2010
    Not many companies have the discipline and earnings to raise dividends every year for half a century, but these three do. ...
  87. 3 Beat-Up Dow Stocks - On Sale?

    March 11, 2010
    Will the last-place stock eventually become first?
  88. Asset OutFlows: A Contrarian Buy Signal

    March 2, 2010
    Money is fleeing the stock market once again. History says the time to buy is now.
  89. Big Name Stocks With Rising Dividends

    February 26, 2010
    Do bigger profits, higher stock prices and expanding dividends mean ‘happy days’ are here again?
  90. Diversification Alone Is Not Enough

    April 9, 2009
    Opinions on the number of stocks for a diversified portfolio vary, but locking in low expenses leaves little room for disagreement. ...
  91. Using Diamonds To Track The Dow

    March 12, 2009
    Look beyond the DJIA for a turning signal in the market.
  92. Diamond Hill Follows Graham's Lead

    July 31, 2008
    Diamond Hill uses the teaching of Warren Buffett's mentor Benjamin Graham to protect investors assets.
  93. Mutual Funds With Hedge Fund Ambitions

    April 1, 2008
    Most investors don't have the coin to invest in hedge funds, but many mutual funds are bringing these strategies to the common ...
  94. Winners and Losers - Feb. 26th to March 2nd (HYSL, SPY, DIA, ...

    March 2, 2007
    A look at some of the market's big winners and losers for the week of February 26th.
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