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Rick Pendergraft
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Jul 14, 2020
Huge Disparity Between the Performances of Growth and Value Heading in to Earnings Season

Huge Disparity Between the Performances of Growth and Value Heading in to Earnings Season

Since the beginning of 2020, the S&P Growth Index has outperformed the S&P Value Index at every step of the way. Normally during a big market selloff, we would see growth stocks get hit harder than value stocks, but not this year. When the market went through its big selloff from February 19 through March 23, the SPDR S&P Growth ETF (NYSE: SPYG) dropped 31.27%. While that is a pretty sizable decline, the SPDR S&P Value ETF (NYSE: SPYV) fell 36.67%.

Even after the bounce off the lows, the growth index has outperformed the value index. Year to date (YTD), the growth fund is up 11.04% while the value fund is down 14.97%. Since the March 23 low, the growth fund is up 48.38% while the value fund is up 32.97%.

Sure, investment styles go in and out of favor all the time—one year value will perform better than growth and the next year we may see the opposite is true. For instance, in 2010, it was pretty close, but growth outperformed 16.24% to 15.48%. In 2011 growth managed a gain of 4.64% while value was down 0.72%. In 2012, value gained 17.22% and growth gained 14.19%. One of the closest races came in 2013 when growth gained 32.6% and value gained 31.76%.

Hopefully you are starting to see my point, but just in case you aren’t, in 2014 growth beat value out by 2.63%, and in 2o15 growth won again with a difference of 8.26%. Value won out in 2016 and the difference in returns was 10.23%. Growth won again in ’17 with a difference of 27.24% to 15.4%. Both funds lost ground in ’18, but growth lost 8.9% less. Value won out in another close race in 2019, 31.70% to 30.85%.

Looking at all of these past years we see that growth has outperformed value in the last 10 years. It’s been a historical bull market rally from the bear market that ended in early 2009, but look at the performance differences. The biggest disparity between the two styles came in 2017 when value was up almost 12% more than value.

Right now, so far in 2020, growth is up 11.04% and value is down almost 15% for a difference of 26%. That is an insane disparity between the two.

Monday, July 13, was an interesting day for the indices as all four of the main indices started out with significant gains, but selling hit the market in the afternoon and three of the four finished with significant losses. This date isn’t just a random date because it was the day before the second quarter earnings season was set to start.

Personally I took note of the fact that the SPDR Growth ETF dropped 1.62% on the day and the SPDR Value ETF gained 0.17%. This got my attention and I did a comparison between the two ETFs on the Tickeron platform. The thing that jumped out at me the most was how the most closely correlated stocks to each of the two funds performed on Monday. For the SPYG, seven of the 10 most correlated lost ground and there were a couple of big declines.

The opposite was true for the stocks most closely correlated to the SPYV. Eight of the 10 most highly correlated gained ground, one was unchanged, and one fell. Five of the 10 gained more than 1.0% on a day when the S&P itself was down almost 1.0%.

Obviously, one day’s returns don’t mean that a trend is changing, but the timing of the change caught my attention as the reversal in the main indices came just ahead of the earnings season.

I went back and looked at the 12-month returns of both the SPYG and the SPYV for the last 20 years. I took note of anytime where the growth fund beat the value fund by a substantial margin. Right now the 12-month return of the growth fund is 26% greater than the value fund and that is the biggest difference in the last 20 years.

Other times where growth outperformed value by more than 15% were very few, but they seemed to come at times where volatility increased—June ’08, December ’09, August ’11, and September ’18.

Based on these findings, I would advise investors to be cautious and prepare for a more volatile market in the second half of 2020.

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Sergey Savastiouk
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Mar 07, 2021
4 Tricks Hedge Funds Use to Get Ahead

4 Tricks Hedge Funds Use to Get Ahead

If the stock market were Major League Baseball, hedge funds and institutional investors would be the pros on championship teams while everyday self-directed investors (SDIs) are the benchwarmers in the minors.It’s how they get ahead, and it’s why 90% of SDIs lose money trying to play (invest and trade) in the major leagues. The 4 tricks we discuss below are rooted in one common theme: they all use Artificial Intelligence and algorithms to generate data and ideas.
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John Jacques
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Mar 22, 2018
A.I. Stock Market Predictions: Head & Shoulders

A.I. Stock Market Predictions: Head & Shoulders

Statistics for the Head-and-Shoulders Bottom Pattern The days where only hedge funds used algorithms to trade stocks are officially over. Now retail investors can use Artificial Intelligence (A.I.  Here’s an example of the algorithm in action: Late last year, Tickeron’s A.I.
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Sergey Savastiouk
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Jul 10, 2020
3 Stocks to Buy if Coronavirus Second Wave Hits

3 Stocks to Buy if Coronavirus Second Wave Hits

By analyzing market trends from the first wave, you can predict behavior for the second. Technology stocks have performed at historic levels this year, but the market is severely overbought.To compensate for that, look at performance during Q1 and Q2, the height of global Covid shutdowns.
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Edward Flores
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Feb 06, 2021
How to Become the Millionaire Next Door

How to Become the Millionaire Next Door

The Golden Gate Bridge is always a fixture of these walks too, one of man's most beautiful creations.  As we were walking, at one point she turned to me and said, "Man, I'll never have a million dollars."" My girlfriend is 27 years old and works as a graphic designer, making about $75,000 a year.
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Alla Petriaieva
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Is Ethereum’s Bomb about to Explode?

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Ethereum’s software is set for an update in October.Until it is finished, participants in the Ethereum blockchain must determine how to delay the difficulty bomb – code that necessitates a steadily increasing amount of computer power to mine blocks and unlock rewards – that is already in place.
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Sergey Savastiouk
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Aug 07, 2018
When Is the Next Recession Coming?

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However, we also know that economists predicted 22 recessions out of 11 that took place since 1945. Are there real recession signs we should watch for?Indeed, the answer is yes, and here are a few very important ones: The first one is almost obvious and known to everyone – it is the Fed.
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Abhoy Sarkar
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May 22, 2020
Central banks have been buying $2.4 billion in assets every hour for the past two months

Central banks have been buying $2.4 billion in assets every hour for the past two months

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Rick Pendergraft
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Feb 07, 2021
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Sergey Savastiouk
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How to Start Trading Penny Stocks

How to Start Trading Penny Stocks

Penny stocks have long been marginalized within the professional investment community, oftentimes being painted with a broad brush of simply being “too risky.” Leonardo DiCaprio’s depiction of the penny stock peddling conman, Jordan Belfort, in the Wolf of Wall Street certainly didn’t help.Here are four reasons to start trading them now. Reason #1: Let’s State the Obvious -- Penny Stocks are Cheap A single share of Apple Inc. costs over $350.
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Abhoy Sarkar
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US unemployment rate jumps to 14.7%, the highest in series history

US unemployment rate jumps to 14.7%, the highest in series history

The U.S. economy’s employment fell by -20.5 million in April. The coronavirus crisis led to unemployment rate soaring to 14.7% in the U.S, the highest rate in the Bureau of Labor Statistics-tracked series history that goes back to 1948. However, the figures were better compared to several economists'/analysts' forecasts of 22 million job losses and 16% unemployment rate.  Another unemployment measure that includes those who have stopped looking for work as well as those holding part-time jobs for economic reasons also touched an all-time high of 22.8%.