A Short Seller Squeeze

A Short Seller Squeeze

An unusual amount of stock speculation has taken place in a handful of distressed stocks as of late. One such stock is GameStop, a video game retailer, which has become a subject of popular conversation and a source of hedge fund pain. The GameStop story paints a...
2020 in Hindsight

2020 in Hindsight

A historic year has finally come to an end and this new year will help usher in a wave of optimism. 2020 was undoubtedly a challenging year for all, but societies around the world were able to display resilience and prove that human ingenuity is capable of solving...
Signals of a Recovery

Signals of a Recovery

November brought several large events that drove equity returns higher. The trailing one-month returns on stocks were large enough to push all year-to-date returns on the major stock categories positive for the year. The returns on out-of-favor stock categories like...
A Better Time Ahead

A Better Time Ahead

The election month for a new president and congress is finally here, and the new administration will definitely step in with a tall order to fill. Uphill challenges will obviously be met as conditions for human disease prevention and economic policy are still in need...
Inside the Stock Index

Inside the Stock Index

Monthly returns in the total world stock index slid for the first time since the recovery began in April. Even with returns slipping in September, the total world stock index hangs on to slim gains to finish out the first three-quarters of the year. Returns in the...
A New Time for Change

A New Time for Change

The US economy appears to be reemerging from the depths of the crisis. Activity in manufacturing has moved into an expansion joining the already growing segments in services and construction. The turnaround has so far outpaced the rest of the world’s progress with...