Energy Sector Enters a Correction

As expected, the Federal Reserve raised interest rates a quarter-point today. This is the third hike of the past 15 months and places a range of 0.75% to 1.00% on its benchmark short-term Fed Funds rate. However, crude oil has been the primary market mover the past...

The Quality Factor Is Now King

The Quality factor completed a six-week climb to the top of the factor rankings, knocking Value down to sixth place in the process. Financials and Technology sit atop the sector rankings, as Telecom falls to the bottom. Not much change from a global perspective, with...

How the Mighty ETF Factors Have Fallen

No investment category can be on the top all of the time. Changes in relative strength dictate that various sectors, factors, and global regions will come into favor and fall out of favor. High Beta and Small Size are current examples of how the once mighty ETF...

Coming in March

Changes are coming to the investment world in the month of March. The U.S. stock market did not waste any time setting a record, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average traded above 21,000 within minutes of the opening bell this morning. The market was on Dow 21,000...