What the Market Wants—Inflation Stability!

What the Market Wants—Inflation Stability!

Inflation stability and the trend in inflation rates matter more than the actual inflation rate itself. It is inflation stability that is a primary driver of the market performance says, Ed Easterling of Crestmont Research and author of Financial Physics. His research explains: Inflation stability correlates with secular bull markets* or above average returns. (*See […]

2013 Outlook: Here We Are Again…

2013 Outlook: Here We Are Again…

The last two times the S&P 500 Index hovered within striking distance of a new high at year end was December 2001 and December 2007. Both times the index level went on to see double-digit declines of 47% and 58% respectively. Roughly speaking, both experiences required five years of 100% rallies for stock indices to […]