Daily State of the Markets


Everything you need to know about the markets. Sowell’s Chief Investment Officer, Dave Moenning, pens an award winning market missive, the “Daily State of the Markets.” The report, which is published Monday-Thursday each week unless otherwise noted, analyzes the drivers of the market and  why the market is doing what it is doing. Dave has been writing his “market missive” since the late 1990’s. Reports are published periodically during the week to help you stay current on what’s happening in the market.

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Worried About The Bull? Here’s Something to Think About…

Posted by on Feb 23, 2017 in Daily State of the Markets | Comments Off on Worried About The Bull? Here’s Something to Think About…

The current joyride to the upside in the stock market is apparently one for the ages. Yet, we all know that trees don’t grow to the sky and that something usually comes out of the woodwork to scare investors. So, here’s something that might…

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What’s Your Trump Contingency Plan?

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in Daily State of the Markets | Comments Off on What’s Your Trump Contingency Plan?

I was recently asked what our contingency plan was for a Presidential crisis. After pointing out that we were not political analysts and that trying to predict the outcome of political events has proved foolhardy of late…

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The Trend Is Your Friend, But…

Posted by on Feb 21, 2017 in Daily State of the Markets | Comments Off on The Trend Is Your Friend, But…

As the saying goes, the trend is your friend. However, we do NOT believe this is a low risk environment given that monetary and inflation models are heading in the wrong direction, stocks are overbought, and…

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Quick Take: Traders Take a Step Back

Posted by on Feb 17, 2017 in Daily State of the Markets | Comments Off on Quick Take: Traders Take a Step Back

There can be no denying that the current rally has run a long way in a very short period of time. For example, stocks have put in the equivalent of an above-average calendar-year return on the S&P 500 in a little over three months. So…

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The Real Inflation Problem

Posted by on Feb 16, 2017 in Daily State of the Markets | Comments Off on The Real Inflation Problem

I entered the business of investing as Paul Volcker was declaring war on inflation and wreaking havoc in the markets. Currently, the “problem” of inflation is diametrically opposed to what it was in the 1980’s…

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