Market Insights - Zacks Investment Management - Zacks Investment Management http://208.65.116.31 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:48:58 -0500 MYOB en-gb How Investors are Influenced http://208.65.116.31/market-insights-institutional-investors/item/794-how-investors-are-influenced http://208.65.116.31/market-insights-institutional-investors/item/794-how-investors-are-influenced How Investors are Influenced

Many of your clients are likely worried about the next market downturn or fullon crash.

When will it happen? How big will it be? What will it mean for my retirement savings?

Already, we’re seeing how these proposals are shaping up. Still, tax reform is tough – Democrats will resist and moving any kind of legislation through Congress has proven difficult in recent years. Tax reform will not be an exception and proposals will evolve

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wholesale@zacks.com (Zacks Administrator) Mitch Zacks Commentary Mon, 20 Mar 2017 02:00:00 -0500
How to Capitalize on Uncertainty http://208.65.116.31/market-insights-institutional-investors/item/791-how-to-capitalize-on-uncertainty http://208.65.116.31/market-insights-institutional-investors/item/791-how-to-capitalize-on-uncertainty How to Capitalize on Uncertainty

Our economic expansion has seen shortages of GDP growth, inflation, personal income growth, private business investment and loan growth that hasn’t kept up with demand.

This “muddle-through” growth is acceptable,but certainly short on inspiration.

Already, we’re seeing how these proposals are shaping up. Still, tax reform is tough – Democrats will resist and moving any kind of legislation through Congress has proven difficult in recent years. Tax reform will not be an exception and proposals will evolve

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wholesale@zacks.com (Zacks Administrator) Mitch Zacks Commentary Mon, 13 Mar 2017 01:00:00 -0500
Should Robots Be Taxed? http://208.65.116.31/market-insights-institutional-investors/item/788-should-robots-be-taxed http://208.65.116.31/market-insights-institutional-investors/item/788-should-robots-be-taxed Should Robots Be Taxed?

The age of automation is here.

Is this cause for celebration or panic? if you're not sure, you're not alone.

Already, we’re seeing how these proposals are shaping up. Still, tax reform is tough – Democrats will resist and moving any kind of legislation through Congress has proven difficult in recent years. Tax reform will not be an exception and proposals will evolve

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wholesale@zacks.com (Zacks Administrator) Mitch Zacks Commentary Mon, 06 Mar 2017 01:00:00 -0600
Tax Laws In Flux – What to Know http://208.65.116.31/market-insights-institutional-investors/item/783-tax-laws-in-flux-what-to-know http://208.65.116.31/market-insights-institutional-investors/item/783-tax-laws-in-flux-what-to-know Tax Laws In Flux – What to Know

Tax day is coming (April 18th) and there’s a good chance preparations you’re making now will be quite different this time next year.

A top Trump Administration priority is revamping the tax code, and the Republican-controlled House of Representatives is formalizing proposals to change the rules.

Already, we’re seeing how these proposals are shaping up. Still, tax reform is tough – Democrats will resist and moving any kind of legislation through Congress has proven difficult in recent years. Tax reform will not be an exception and proposals will evolve

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wholesale@zacks.com (Zacks Administrator) Mitch Zacks Commentary Mon, 20 Feb 2017 07:06:30 -0600
Are Your Clients Prepared for a Correction? http://208.65.116.31/market-insights-institutional-investors/item/781-are-your-clients-prepared-for-a-correction http://208.65.116.31/market-insights-institutional-investors/item/781-are-your-clients-prepared-for-a-correction Are Your Clients Prepared for a Correction?

Most of us understand there is no certainty with equity investing.

Still, patterns emerge that can be recognized to make informed investment decisions such as bull and bear market cycles, small-caps tending to outperform early in bull markets, defensives holding up during market declines, and so on.

At about this time last year, one allocated fully to stocks would have seen their portfolio down 11% year to date – in just over one month’s time...gut-wrenching for many.

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wholesale@zacks.com (Zacks Administrator) Mitch Zacks Commentary Mon, 13 Feb 2017 02:00:00 -0600
Investors’ Worst Enemy - Too Much Information http://208.65.116.31/market-insights-institutional-investors/item/778-investors-worst-enemy-too-much-information http://208.65.116.31/market-insights-institutional-investors/item/778-investors-worst-enemy-too-much-information Investors’ Worst Enemy - Too Much Information

As denizens of the digital age, many encounter a near constant flow of news, often from sources we turn to again and again - I think we all have our favorites.

However, this self-selection of sources can reinforce a singular point of view.

We’ve run an analysis of the 280 S&P 500 companies that have reported as of April 29, and we added-in our estimates for the 220 still-to-report companies to create our aggregate Q1 projections.

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wholesale@zacks.com (Zacks Administrator) Mitch Zacks Commentary Mon, 06 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600
Investors’ Biggest Worries Reviewed http://208.65.116.31/market-insights-institutional-investors/item/777-investors-biggest-worries-reviewed http://208.65.116.31/market-insights-institutional-investors/item/777-investors-biggest-worries-reviewed Investors’ Biggest Worries Reviewed

By March 2017, this will be the 3rd longest U.S. economic expansion since 1900; the bull market is now the 2nd longest in history.

Given this, many are wondering: is the end near?

We’ve run an analysis of the 280 S&P 500 companies that have reported as of April 29, and we added-in our estimates for the 220 still-to-report companies to create our aggregate Q1 projections.

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wholesale@zacks.com (Zacks Administrator) Mitch Zacks Commentary Mon, 30 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600
Bond Bear Emerging? http://208.65.116.31/market-insights-institutional-investors/item/772-bond-bear-emerging http://208.65.116.31/market-insights-institutional-investors/item/772-bond-bear-emerging Bond Bear Emerging?

After 30+ years of hibernation, bond bears are emerging.

Their heightened concern stems from the sharp selloff in bonds we've seen since the U.S. presidential election.

We’ve run an analysis of the 280 S&P 500 companies that have reported as of April 29, and we added-in our estimates for the 220 still-to-report companies to create our aggregate Q1 projections.

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wholesale@zacks.com (Zacks Administrator) Mitch Zacks Commentary Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600
CAPE Ratio Flashes ‘Sell’-Is Bear Looming? http://208.65.116.31/market-insights-institutional-investors/item/771-cape-ratio-flashes-sell-is-bear-looming http://208.65.116.31/market-insights-institutional-investors/item/771-cape-ratio-flashes-sell-is-bear-looming CAPE Ratio Flashes ‘Sell’-Is Bear Looming?

The Schiller Cyclically Adjusted P/E(CAPE) Ratio recently hit '28' which, for some news outlets, "looks terrifying right now" signaling the stock market may be "dangerously expensive."

Is it time for investors to ditch stocks?

We’ve run an analysis of the 280 S&P 500 companies that have reported as of April 29, and we added-in our estimates for the 220 still-to-report companies to create our aggregate Q1 projections.

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wholesale@zacks.com (Zacks Administrator) Mitch Zacks Commentary Mon, 16 Jan 2017 01:00:00 -0600
‘The Dow’ Nearing 20,000 Is it Meaningful? http://208.65.116.31/market-insights-institutional-investors/item/766-the-dow-nearing-20000-is-it-meaningful http://208.65.116.31/market-insights-institutional-investors/item/766-the-dow-nearing-20000-is-it-meaningful ‘The Dow’ Nearing 20,000 Is it Meaningful?

There is growing fascination with the Dow Jones Industrial Average(DJIA) hitting 20,000.

The index has never reached that level and the narrative is that this is a big deal.

We’ve run an analysis of the 280 S&P 500 companies that have reported as of April 29, and we added-in our estimates for the 220 still-to-report companies to create our aggregate Q1 projections.

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wholesale@zacks.com (Zacks Administrator) Mitch Zacks Commentary Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600