More bottom fishing on stocks

You’d think that the “experts” would eventually learn, but when I scan the news lately, almost everyone and their brother is calling this the bottom of the bear market.  If they’re not outright calling a bottom, they’re saying “near the bottom” or something similar. Just today I ran across these stories saying that we’re at […]

Confidence plunges – stocks soar

No, it doesn’t make sense to me either.  In a report from the Conference Board today, consumer confidence set a record low this month.  It plunged to 25 from a revised (lower) January number of 37.4.  That’s an all time record.  And yet stocks soared today, with the DJIA gaining over 236 points, to end […]

Are stocks cheap?

CNN seems to think stocks are cheap right now.  Really.  A story this morning is headlined New lessons from the crash and the lead in says  Finally, stocks are cheap. Really. So it may be time to break the rules – just a little – to take advantage of this opportunity. The story goes on […]

S&P 500 earnings in the tank

It’s been about a week since I posted an updated earnings report for the S&P 500, and there are a few new items. By far the biggest item is that S&P is now recognizing that Q4 earnings – well, there aren’t any.  This will be the first quarter ever where the 500 companies (which make […]