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Dow Utilities Hitting All-Time High Can Precede Recession -- But Not Always

Dow Utilities Hitting All-Time High Can Precede Recession -- But Not Always

The past several recessions have been preceded by all-time highs in utilities. But it's not a sure signal.

Why Fed's Powell Couldn't Save U.S. Stocks -- How to Invest Going Forward

Why Fed's Powell Couldn't Save U.S. Stocks -- How to Invest Going Forward

The net effect of all current developments on stocks is currently seen as negative. Here's how to act moving forward.

Don't Try to Rationalize the Extremes

Don't Try to Rationalize the Extremes

We've got some far out readings and we could brush them off as outliers ... but here's what happened when I did that once in late 2007....

Bird Watching at Jackson Hole? Doves Might Prove Elusive

Bird Watching at Jackson Hole? Doves Might Prove Elusive

With uncertainty around what Fed Chair Jerome Powell might say Friday, it's unclear how much dovishness will take the market higher.

Keep Calm to Carry on in Global Slowdown

Keep Calm to Carry on in Global Slowdown

It's easy to get fired up over fear, rumors and headlines, but don't make bad decisions without good data and research.

Dividend Stocks Emerging as Winners With Stocks Rising, Treasury Yields Low

Dividend Stocks Emerging as Winners With Stocks Rising, Treasury Yields Low

Stocks are getting very risky again, and Treasury yields aren't very exciting. Here's where to find premium value.

Risk in the Market Is Rising -- Are BP, Chevron, Occidental Rare Bargains?

Risk in the Market Is Rising -- Are BP, Chevron, Occidental Rare Bargains?

It's all about the direction of crude oil prices. See how.

Dow Theory Signals Changes

Dow Theory Signals Changes

Mark Hulbert says it appears that either the Dow Theory is officially on a sell signal, or it believes the bull market remains alive but is on life support.

'Let's Go to the Charts!'

'Let's Go to the Charts!'

The challenge now is to figure out when this oversold rally will have run its course, so we can come back down again.

Indexes Rise, but Lack Oomph

Indexes Rise, but Lack Oomph

The action on Monday sees lots of green but little energy as nearly all the gains were created by the gap-up open.