A year ago the stock market was flying high, only to plummet with the spread of a deadly, mysterious virus. Here's how it found a bottom.
The market is back to overbought and a pullback may be in the offing.
There are many factors that can influence the psychology surrounding a stock.
Can you identify a lagging indicator? Here's one: analyst opinions.
It's all on Real Money right now.
Jim Cramer: The Birth of a Market Bottom, Part 1
A year ago this week the stock market was hitting new highs and it was all aboard. Buyers had all but ignored the so-called Wuhan virus and were buying pretty much everything in sight given the strong earnings just reported from an excellent reporting season, writes Jim Cramer.
Underneath, though, there was a story simmering that would cause one of the most swift bear markets in history, one that would cause the Dow Jones Industrial Average to plunge 31% peak to trough, then cause a lasting bottom that we live with these days.
Helene Meisler: The Market Is Ripe for a Pullback This Week: Here's Why
So here we are. Back to overbought. But will it matter, asks Helene Meisler.
Doug Kass: Living in Cathie Wood's World
In every stock market cycle there is a dominant investor who captures the market's zeitgeist by incorporating and reflecting the ideas and beliefs of the times. But there is an inevitability of every market cycle that the optimistic expectations will be over-exploited, valuations will go to extremes and a painful bust will follow, explains Doug Kass.
Today's market cycle seems no different than others in the past. Cathie Wood's ARK Innovation ETF (ARKK) - Get Report may be this cycle's bank trust department (think late 1960s, early 1970s) or the Janus 20 (of the dot.com bubble period).
Rev Shark: Add the Power of Psychology to Your Trading Arsenal
There are two basic ways to approach trading: fundamental and technical. Many of the best traders combine the two elements to develop a trading strategy, but a third element can push your trading to the next level. That third element is psychology, says James "Rev Shark" DePorre.
Paul Price: Analyst Opinions Are Unreliable Lagging Indicators
Nothing frustrates investors more than listening to analysts telling them to buy stocks after large price increases -- after previously advising them to sell those same shares when they were much cheaper, observes Paul Price.
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