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Topics discussed: The market selloff on Wednesday, which was pretty significant considering how quiet it has been lately, why realized and implied volatility have been very low for a while,... Watch It Now ›

John Jagerson
Editor, SlingShot Trader

Wade Hansen
Editor, SlingShot Trader

Weekly Update: May 17, 2017

It’s no longer fair to suggest that all the gains from November of 2016 through May of 2017 are due to expectations for promised increases in government spending and tax cuts. Earnings have been much better than expected, and hard economic data are showing signs of catching up with soft data (sentiment), which is a good sign.

However, it would also be unreasonable to suggest that there isn’t at least some excess premium priced into the large-cap indices (like the S&P 500) from those expectations. One way to think about this is the overperformance of the large-cap indexes compared to small-caps since December of 2016. In a normal bullish market, small-caps should outperform large-caps.

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