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The broad sell-off in the major averages continues, states Bonnie Gortler of bonniegortler.com.
Volatility continued Friday as a large opening gain quickly vanished. In the end cyclicals remained relatively well bid while technology stocks clanked. The S&P 500 (SPX) closed at 4,538, down 0.84%, says Jon Markman, growth-stock specialist and editor of Strategic Advantage.
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Foreign developed-country stocks have lagged the S&P 500 (SPX) consistently since the end of 2007. That may be about to change in 2022 as valuation and currency patterns have become potential tailwinds, states Marvin Appel of Signalert Asset Management.
Momma don’t take my Omicron away. Oil prices are trying another comeback as Saudi Arabia showed enough confidence to raise their selling price for oil and reports that the Omicron variant bark is worse than its bite, says Phil Flynn of the PRICE Futures Group.
I’ve pounded the table about the EV megatrend for a while. We’re already in the transition from internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles to EVs, and it promises to reshape the global economy, notes Sean Brodrick, editor of Wealth Megatrends.
Given supply chain restrictions, most online retailers have severely reduced stock of inventory. Adobe notes that digital out-of-stock messages are up 261% from a year ago, reports Jon Markman, editor of Pivotal Point.
The "metaverse" has become a popular buzzword in the financial markets, so much so that Facebook (FB) actually rebranded itself to Meta Platforms in reflect its new strategic direction. The next-generation internet is here, asserts David Dierking, editor of The Street's ETF Focus.
In both 2014 and 2015, we recommended Universal Display Corp. (OLED), impressed by the company’s prospects and valuation; as its valuation appeared to leap ahead of the fundamentals in March 2017, we recommended selling the shares and reaping the rewards, notes Doug Gerlach, editor of Small Cap Informer.
Stocks have sold off in the past week. The first hit occurred on the normally quiet day after Thanksgiving, when news about the omicron Covid variant broke, states Marvin Appel of Signalert Asset Management.

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