As chief investment strategist, Sam Stovall serves as analyst, publisher, and communicator of CFRA's outlooks for the economy, market, and sectors. He focuses on market history and valuations, as well as industry momentum strategies. Mr. Stovall is the author of The Seven Rules of Wall Street and writes weekly Sector Watch and Investment Policy Committee meeting notes on CFRA's MarketScope Advisor platform. His work is also found in CFRA's flagship weekly newsletter The Outlook.
The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) just raised interest rates for the ninth time, pushing the Fed funds target range higher by 25 basis points to 4.75%- 5.00%. But confusion about the Federal Reserve’s future policy steps has left markets in limbo, writes Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist of CFRA Research in the firm’s flagship newsletter, The Outlook.
Since WWII, the third year of the four-year presidential cycle has been the best for the stock market, asserts Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist of CFRA Research in the firm's flagship newsletter, The Outlook.
The S&P 500 rose 5.4% in price in November, for its second-consecutive monthly advance. The last time the S&P 500 was able to post successive gains was August 2021, recalls chief investment strategist Sam Stovall in CFRA Research's flagship newsletter, The Outlook.
Uncertainty continues to prevail; reasons for the lack of conviction center on eroding earnings growth projections, and the upcoming midterm elections, notes Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist of CFRA Research's The Outlook— and a participant in MoneyShow's Post-Election Virtual Expo on November 10-11. Register here for free.
This is IT. Your 2023 Global Strategy Summit. Coming at the conclusion of our inaugural Accredited Investors Symposium, this session is not to be missed. You'll get the final word on what to do with investments in the stock, bond, currency, real estate, and commodity markets-and what unique opportunities in the accredited investor space will prosper best before you and your fellow conference attendees and speakers part ways.
History hints quite strongly that 2023 won't be a repeat of 2022, as the S&P typically posted an average price gain in excess of 14% in the years following declines, versus the more normal 8.9% annual increase, and posted a higher-than-average frequency of advance. In addition, a down year followed by a positive January Barometer typically led to a 23%+ price gain and a 92% frequency of advance. Will history repeat, or, like some singers of the National Anthem, forget the words? Sam Stovall, Chief Investment Strategist of CFRA Research, will offer his take on historical precedent and share his sector selections in what could be a surprisingly profitable year.
History warned investors that 2022 would likely slip into a meaningful decline early in the year, accompanied by elevated price volatility. It also cautioned that there were enough macro ingredients in play to threaten a recession. Encouragingly, history also says "This, too, shall pass" and that Q4 of 2022 and the first two quarters of 2023 typically experience the highest average S&P 500 price returns—along with dramatically reduced volatility—when compared with the entire 16-quarter presidential cycle. Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist of CFRA, discuss whether fundamental and technical outlooks suggest that history will indeed repeat, or if the market will be challenged once again.
Surging inflation. Rising recession risk. A shifting political landscape. Tighter monetary policy. Investors face plenty of challenges in this market. But volatility can also create unique opportunities. This panel will explore how you can help your clients avoid the former, while better capitalizing on the latter.