Hope Floats the S&P
This week, the S&P 500 enjoyed a small rally — a glimmer of hope amid what’s otherwise been seven consecutive months of sell-offs and market turmoil.
The S&P 500 rose 2.7% on Tuesday, and over the past month, each of its 11 sectors is in the green.
However, investor sentiment remains decidedly bearish, and despite a handful of promising indicators coupled with the arrival of earnings season, chatter of recession marches on.
Regardless of the market’s ambiguity, our editors and analysts are here to provide clarity. Here are this week’s top stories from your favorite Weiss Ratings experts.
VIDEO: A Sector With a Fighting Chance at Long-Term Profits
Amid uncertainty and rising global tensions, one recession-resistant sector is all but guaranteed to expand over the next few years. In this segment, Financial News Anchor Jessica Borg interviews Senior Analyst Tony Sagami about high-quality military defense stocks that give investors a fighting chance at long-term profits.
Wall Street’s pricing in a recession, but oil demand isn’t slowing down. This week, Senior Editor Sean Brodrick, a cycles expert, uses three charts to demonstrate why the current pullback in energy — particularly in oil — will be short-lived.
VIDEO: Market Minute With Kenny Polcari
This week marked the arrival of earnings season, and reporting guidance will have widespread impacts around the market going forward. Kenny Polcari, host of Wealth & Wisdom, provides a short breakdown of what a handful of macroeconomic indicators are telling us.
Adapting to the Fed’s Chain Reaction
The Fed’s hikes are setting off a chain reaction of market events. Another 75-basis-point increase to the benchmark interest rate is expected after this month’s meeting. Senior Analyst Mike Larson has an idea about how investors can adapt.
Earnings Season: The Best Time for Stock Screening
We have a philosophy: the more data, the better. And that’s exactly what happens as earnings season ramps up. This week, Editorial Director Dawn Pennington dives back into the ratings to find recently upgraded stocks with “Buy”-ratings amid a flurry of data emerging from earnings season.
Investment Lessons From Dubai: Part 3
The metaverse will have boundless applications in the future, but we’re already seeing its capabilities in Dubai, which is quickly becoming the epicenter of the burgeoning virtual space. Senior Editor Tony Sagami shares his third installment of investment lessons from the United Arab Emirates, reporting on how the nation is a hub for the metaverse, and how the emerging technology should be on investors’ radar.
Until next time,
Weiss Ratings Daily