US Stocks Score 35 Record Highs So Far in 2014 (what WAS that unpleasantness two weeks back?)

US Stocks Score 35 Record Highs So Far in 2014  (what WAS that unpleasantness two weeks back?)

As US stocks hit a 6 month low two weeks ago on October 15th, we wrote, "The CNN Fear and Greed Index hits "Extreme Fear" (but we're not selling...)". In hindsight that was a good call because US stocks, as represented by the S&P 500, rallied significantly over the next two weeks and closed at the 35th record high of the year on October 31st. 

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US Stock Markets Reach Record Highs as Fed Remains Accommodative

US Stock Markets Reach Record Highs as Fed Remains Accommodative

The US Stock Market as defined by the Dow Industrials and S&P 500 achieved record closes Thursday afternoon.  European stocks markets are at 5 year highs, and emerging markets such as Shanghai and Bombay have rebounded 10% from the summer's lows

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"Fear Factor" still high among US investors, but S & P 500 approaching highs for the year

"Fear Factor" still high among US investors, but S & P 500 approaching highs for the year

We have the pleasure of spending quite a bit of time among the "1 percenters" - American families whose annual income exceeds $500K. Our favorite cocktail party question this summer is: "Given everything you've heard recently, do you think the stock market is up or down this year?" 

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