Position Your Portfolio to Weather the Storm
In this video, Juan Leon, senior investment analyst, explains how the S&P 500 has been relatively tranquil for the last two months with trading volumes at lower-than-average levels.
With last week marking the 10-year anniversary of the Lehman Brother’s collapse and the arrival of Hurricane Florence on the East Coast, investors are reminded that it’s never the wrong time to prepare for a storm. In this video, Juan Leon, senior investment analyst, explains how the S&P 500 has been relatively tranquil for the last two months with trading volumes at lower-than-average levels. Even as consumer sentiment and business optimism are rising, investors would be prudent to position their portfolios for a potential correction.
For Juan’s full explanation, watch the video below!
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The S&P 500 Stock Index is a widely recognized capitalization-weighted index of 500 common stock prices in U.S. companies.
The Goldman Sachs bull/bear indicator takes into account five factors: growth momentum (measured by the average percentile for U.S. ISM indexes), the slop of the yield curve, core inflation, unemployment and stock valuations as measured by the Shiller price-earnings multiple.
The Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index (MCSI) is a monthly survey of U.S. consumer confidence levels conducted by the University of Michigan. It is based on telephone surveys that gather information on consumer expectations regarding the overall economy.
The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index is compiled from a survey that is conducted each month by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) of its members.