The S&P500 Vs. The Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite Index – January 12, 2012

Starting on May 3, 2010 I have written posts concerning the notable divergence that has occurred between the S&P500 and Chinese (Shanghai Composite) stock markets. The chart below illustrates this divergence; it shows the S&P500 vs. the Shanghai Composite on a daily basis, since 2006: (click on chart to enlarge image)(chart courtesy of StockCharts.com) – It is notable … Read more The S&P500 Vs. The Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite Index – January 12, 2012

Building Financial Danger – January 11, 2012 Update

On October 17 I wrote a post titled “Danger Signs In The Stock Market, Financial System And Economy.”  This post is a brief fourth update to that post. My overall analysis indicates a continuing elevated and growing level of danger. I continue to believe the October 4 1074.77 low on the S&P500 will not be a … Read more Building Financial Danger – January 11, 2012 Update

Mean And Median Stock Market Price Targets For 2012

Yesterday (January 4, 2012) The Wall Street Journal had an article titled “Street Wary on Its Random Walk.”  In this article, 2012 S&P500 price forecasts from 13 financial firms are displayed and discussed. As seen in the subtitle, the strategists at the 13 firms expect, on average, for the S&P500 to end 2012 at 1334, … Read more Mean And Median Stock Market Price Targets For 2012

Financial Stocks – January 4 2012 Update Concerning Poor “Price Action”

On June 29 I wrote a blog post titled “Financial Stocks – Notable Price Action.” I continue to believe that the “price action” of various financial stocks is disconcerting.  I view the poor performance of these financial and brokerage stocks to be one indicator among (very) many that serves as a “red flag” as to … Read more Financial Stocks – January 4 2012 Update Concerning Poor “Price Action”

Financial Stocks – Relative Price To Overall Stock Market – January 3 2012 Update

In the June 29 post (“Financial Stocks – Notable Price Action”) I wrote the following: I think that the relatively poor “price action” of various financial stocks is notable.  It is one of many current indications that overall stock market health is not as strong as a casual glance at the major indices would indicate. … Read more Financial Stocks – Relative Price To Overall Stock Market – January 3 2012 Update

2012 Estimates For S&P500 Earnings & Price Levels

In the December 19 edition of Barron’s, the cover story is titled “Buckle Up!” Included in the story, 10 “stock-market strategists and investment managers” give various forecasts including 2012 S&P500 profits, 2012 S&P500 year-end price targets, 2012 & 2013 GDP growth, and 10-Year Treasury Note Yields. As seen on page 27: The mean prediction of … Read more 2012 Estimates For S&P500 Earnings & Price Levels

Building Financial Danger – December 20, 2011 Update

On October 17 I wrote a post titled “Danger Signs In The Stock Market, Financial System And Economy.”  This post is a brief third update to that post. My overall analysis indicates a continuing elevated and growing level of danger. I have written numerous posts of some of what I consider both ongoing and recent “negative … Read more Building Financial Danger – December 20, 2011 Update

S&P500 Price Projections – Livingston Survey December 2011

The December 8, 2011  Livingston Survey (pdf) contains, among its various forecasts, a S&P500 forecast.  It shows the following price forecast for the dates shown: Dec. 30, 2011   1267.7 June 29, 2012   1322.5 Dec. 31, 2012    1395 Dec. 31, 2013    1480 These figures represent the median value across the 35 forecasters on … Read more S&P500 Price Projections – Livingston Survey December 2011

Building Financial Danger – December 8, 2011 Update

On October 17 I wrote a post titled “Danger Signs In The Stock Market, Financial System And Economy.”  This post is a brief second update (the first being on November 18 titled “Building Financial Danger – An Update“) to that post. My overall analysis indicates a continuing elevated and growing level of danger.  There are … Read more Building Financial Danger – December 8, 2011 Update

The S&P500 Vs. The Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite Index – December 2011

Starting on May 3, 2010 I have written posts concerning the notable divergence that has occurred between the S&P500 and Chinese (Shanghai Composite) stock markets. The chart below illustrates this divergence; it shows the S&P500 vs. the Shanghai Composite on a daily basis, LOG scale, since 2006: (click on chart to enlarge image)(chart courtesy of StockCharts.com) – It … Read more The S&P500 Vs. The Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite Index – December 2011