The market winds blew hard in October. Volatility, the market equivalent to stormy seas, created waves of selling on fear and assumptions which, thanks to solid earnings and economic fundamentals, became waves of buying by month’s end. While this volatility is hardly welcoming news, it is nonetheless a trend toward a more normal marketplace where things don’t always just rise. Read more
[audio mp3="http://fidelityinvestor.sites.investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2014/11/hotline11262014.mp3"][/audio] This is Jim Lowell, Editor-in-Chief of the Fidelity Investor, with your holiday-scheduled Hotline Wednesday, November 26, 2014. There are no trades recommended in any of your model portfolios. The Markets For the year through November 25, the Read more
This trade-shortened week has seen a stuffing of data: from consumer income, spending, savings and sentiment, to manufacturing and durable goods to housing prices, sales and starts. The overall take is something to be thankful for: The U.S. economy continues to provide ample evidence of sustainable growth, even as some scant data from the Eurozone suggests that they’re still on the razor’s edge of a mild and recoverable recession (if one happens). Read more
Jim Lowell is Editor-in-Chief of the award-winning independent newsletters Fidelity Investor and Fidelity Sector Investor. Through his newsletters, Jim advises individual investors seeking superior performance from their Fidelity investments. He has also written several books on investing, Investing from Scratch (revised edition, Penguin, 2006) and What Every Fidelity Investor Needs to Know (Wiley, 2007) among them. Read more
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