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Two of the eleven sectors rose, with nine sectors performing worse than the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) up +0.04%. Energy (XLE) and Communication Services (XLC) were the leading sectors, while Consumer Discretionary (XLY) and Real Estate (XLRE) were the weakest, states Bonnie Gortler of bonniegortler.com.
Oil prices hit the highest level since 2014 as it becomes apparent that you can’t separate politics and oil, states Phil Flynn of the PRICE Futures Group.
It all started back on September 13, 2021, with a potentially bullish technical signal in our work on SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration ETF (XOP), says Mike Paulenoff of MPTrader.
Those that read my analysis regularly know that I do not take general market fundamentals or news into account when I analyze the stock market, states Avi Gilburt of ElliottWaveTrader.net.
Bernie Schaeffer — founder and CEO of Schaeffer's Investment Research — returns to Charles Schwab (SCHW), which was his Top Pick in 2021 and is again his favorite for 2022 after rising over 60% in the past year.
Here is a solid way to play the automotive industry, and it isn’t buying stock in car companies themselves, suggests Jimmy Mengel, editor of The Crow's Nest.
It’s not easy in today’s low-interest-rate environment to find preferreds that offer attractive yields and good value. This one has current yield of 5.71%. At the current price of $26.25 it is meaningfully below our Fair Value estimate of $26.80, suggests Marty Fridson, editor of Fridson/Forbes Income Securities Investor. 
For aggressive investors, the technology industry has long offered the most exciting opportunities for rapid growth, as the world’s appetite for data transfer storage and analysis continues to grow, notes Timothy Lutts, editor of Cabot Stock of the Week. 
Last year, analyst Joseph Bonner — an analyst with Argus Research — chose Alphabet (GOOGL) as his top idea for the year; the shares rose 70 last year; Argus Research analyst again selects the stock as his 2022 Top Pick.
My top electric vehicle (EV) stock for 2022 is "oldie, but goodie" Ford Motor (F), suggests Kirk Spano, editor of Fundamental Trends Investment Letter and a Registered Investment Advisor with Bluemound Asset Management, LLC.

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Rising interest rates and the expiration of the pause on student loans could cool off the housing. Work from home and etail have negatively impacted malls and commercial real estate. Are you taking on too much risk in your high-yield stocks and bonds? Is now the time to find better solutions on the fixed income side of your portfolio?


Jeff Hirsch will reveal his 2022 Annual Forecast and how his January Indicator Trifecta will solidify his outlook. Find out the major obstacles the market faces from the Fed, Inflation, and the Midterm Elections. Midterm election years are notoriously the worst year of the 4-Year Cycle, and the second year of New Democratic Presidents is even worse. Valuations are high and the market looks toppy, so we are likely to experience more volatility in 2022, but midterm market weakness often sets up solid buying opportunities for the Sweet Spot of the 4-year Cycle. Tune in for Mr. Hirschs current outlook and latest stock and ETF picks.
Asbury Research's Chief Market Strategist, John Kosar, CMT uses his 40 years of experience and Asbury's in-house models to identify the specific parts of the market that still have some upside potential following an extremely strong 2021. And, in a year that is likely to be heavily influenced by increasing inflationary pressures, John will also share Asbury's tools and models that identify emerging market declines quickly-before they can do serious damage to your portfolio. Mr. Kosar's presentation will cover US and global stock markets, US market sectors and industry groups, US interest rates, key commodity markets, and the latest signals from Asbury Research's quantitative models.

The digitization of the developing world has now reached an inflection point. The unique innovation born in Silicon Valley has spread, been adapted, and matured to a point where unicorns from all corners of the developing world are now going public. With billions of digital natives as a tailwind, these companies will be the drivers of transformation that lead their respective countries into the Digital Age. Kevin Carter will delve into these new names, the fundamental changes taking place in developing economies, preference for online shopping via the smartphone, and how Gen-Z will drive the next leg of this growing digital revolution spreading the globe.


What's covered:


  • How to capitalize on the next five billion connected consumers in the developing world.

  • Explain how McKinsey's "biggest growth opportunity in the history of capitalism" is now on discount.

  • The coming great leap forward for a rapidly digitizing India.

  • How traditional broad Emerging Market ETFs are fundamentally flawed.



The market is in sync with the market cycles and timing is key to trading success. By having a roadmap and simple timing tools, a trader has a structure to navigate the markets for consistent profits. In this session, learn to anticipate market direction and have a sense of where the market is going before placing a trade by reading the Market Map. Ms. Samuels will provide live market examples to show you how you can find better trade entries and profit targets using simple tools.
Pilots are taught to use a checklist for every process performed in the cockpit, allowing them to minimize emotional reactions and focus on the evidence. Investors should use the same approach to improve consistency and inject more discipline into the investment process! In this session, Mr. Keller will share his own technical analysis checklist and use current market examples to demonstrate how investors can maximize returns, minimize behavioural biases, and better manage downside risk.

The sustainable "smart everything world" is at the intersection of the two the biggest secular trends in the world. First, we are seeing technology continue to emerge in its own right, but also within every other industry. The winners in real estate, finance, heavy industry, and every other industry are now being determined largely by the smart application of technology. Second, the move towards a low-carbon energy system is happening at a faster pace than most expected a decade ago. Technology is at the forefront of this massive energy transition. The emerging sustainable energy system encompasses things from solar, wind, batteries, and EVs to carbon capture, renewable natural gas, low carbon fuels, and hydrogen. This presentation will cover trends in the sustainable "smart everything world," as well as offer several stocks likely to be big winners in the next few years.

Q1 promises to be volatile as the market digests rising interest rates around the globe, the normal fits and starts of a mid-term election year and exceptionally strong price performance in 2020 and 2021. Will inflation moderate? Will Congress continue to spend? Will workers return to the labor force? Markets always climb a wall of worry and the surest way to steady your portfolio for long-term total return is to establish a reliable buy/sell discipline, and then stick with it.

Trading can be a great way to make money, but is it really possible to do so in 2022? Or would it be better to put all of your money in an index fund, as many people want you to? And what happens if there's a crash next year? In this session, you can ask a REAL trader if it's really possible to make money through trading, you can ask about his strategies, and what tips they have for trading these crazy markets.

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