Tag: "Russell 2000"

Why These 2 “Laggards” Need To Be In Your Portfolio

Why These 2 “Laggards” Need To Be In Your Portfolio

Do you believe in the power of positivity? If so, roll up to Wall Street… because it’s abundant. According to the Wells Fargo/Gallup Investor and Retirement Optimism index, investor optimism is at its second-highest level. The survey of 1,015 Americans with $10,000 to spend outside of their retirement funds recently hit 140 points – just […]


Small-Cap’s Road Back To Normal

Portfolio Manager Chuck Royce (CR) and Co-CIO Francis Gannon (FG) look at both 2Q17 and the year’s first half and see a consolidating asset class ready to make its next move up. What is your take on small-caps in the first half of 2017? Were you surprised that growth outpaced value? CR Coming into this year, we absolutely […]


3 Dramatic Reversals In The Small-Cap Market

Co-CIO Francis Gannon discusses the dramatic reversals in the small-cap asset class and how they could impact 2017. The small-cap market saw three major reversals last year, in what was a very dramatic year within the small-cap asset class. We had the completion of a bear market in February, the lows of the market in […]

Is Small Cap Strength Sustainable?

Is Small Cap Strength Sustainable?

Small caps have surged since Election Day. As shown in Figure 1, the small cap Russell 2000 Index has outperformed the large cap S&P 500 by 8.1% since November 8, 2016. The relative strength has been driven by several election-related factors, including prospects for corporate tax reform, deregulation, and President-elect Donald Trump’s efforts to encourage […]


Small Caps Up 10 Days In A Row—Too Late To Buy?

Small caps have been on fire, as the Russell 2000 has been up 10 consecutive days for the first time since March 2013. As we noted in our Weekly Market Commentary: “What A Week,” small caps could be one of the groups to benefit from a Trump presidency, due to easier credit standards and their […]

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Find More Of The Best Penny Stocks In 2016

Want to find more of the best penny stocks in 2016? Be very, very picky.  This is a time to be selective, to be demanding, and to ignore penny stocks where a lot of different things have to go right in order to make money. 2016 will be a year when you can expect things […]

China’s Plummeting... Is It Time To Sell Stock?

China’s Plummeting… Is It Time To Sell Stock?

Chinese Stocks Plummet – Should We Sell Stocks Too? It’s ugly out there.  You can’t go three minutes without seeing news on the plummeting market in China.  Everyone’s asking… is now the time to sell stocks? I’ll give you the answer in just a moment… but first… how bad is it in China? China’s U-G-L-Y! […]


Second Half 2015 Penny Stock Predictions

How’s The Second Half Of 2015 Shaping Up? Today is the last day of June.  But you know that. As the calendar turns, we move into the second half of the year… and this gives us a moment to reflect on what has been… and what will be. When I look back on the first […]

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Penny Stock Mutual Funds – Love Or Hate?

Do You Hate Penny Stock Mutual Funds? You Should.  Here’s Why…  Welcome back everyone.  I hope you had the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful Memorial Day Weekend. I took the family up north to the cabin.  Flagstaff, Arizona is a wonderful retreat, away from the heat of the desert. Clean air, the fresh smell of […]

What Stock Charts Technical Analysis Can Tell Us About The Penny Stock Markets

What Stock Charts Technical Analysis Can Tell Us About The Penny Stock Markets

This Is Critical… Looking At Penny Stocks Charts Technical Analysis When was the last time you looked at a penny stock chart’s technical analysis? If you’re like most investors, you fall into two camps… those that follow technical analysis… and those that follow fundamental analysis. I’m a bit different… I follow both.  Each has their […]

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Stock Market Projections In January Are WRONG!

As January Goes, So Goes The Market… Really? Well, we’re now at a magical moment in the stock market. The first five days of January are passed… and no doubt you’re going to be hearing a ton in the news about the first five day indicator. What’s that? It’s a famous saying on Wall Street… […]