Alan Knuckman

Analyst Articles

Banks recorded a record $42.2 billion in profits in the second quarter. As a group, they have led the broader market higher this year. The Financial Select Sector SPDR (NYSE: XLF) has gained 25% year to date compared with 20% for the S&P 500. XLF remains below the $22 halfway… Read More

Banks recorded a record $42.2 billion in profits in the second quarter. As a group, they have led the broader market higher this year. The Financial Select Sector SPDR (NYSE: XLF) has gained 25% year to date compared with 20% for the S&P 500. XLF remains below the $22 halfway… Read More

The latest unrest in the Middle East caused a spike in oil, which had already established itself above $100 a barrel for two months prior. But it’s more than temporary geopolitical tensions that are driving energy prices higher. The trend is unquestionably bullish with an 18% year-to-date gain in the… Read More

Technology stocks have led the way higher this year, with the Nasdaq up 20% year to date. Although a bit of volatility has returned to the stock market, just over a week ago on Aug. 26, the Nasdaq 100 index came within a point of its 12-year highs. Apple (NASDAQ:… Read More

Technology stocks have led the way higher this year, with the Nasdaq up 20% year to date. Although a bit of volatility has returned to the stock market, just over a week ago on Aug. 26, the Nasdaq 100 index came within a point of its 12-year highs. Apple (NASDAQ:… Read More

While the major indices have seen double-digit percentage gains this year, including a 15% rise in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the metals and mining sector has been left in the dust. But this lagging sector may have bottomed out and could now present a bullish opportunity to make up… Read More

While the major indices have seen double-digit percentage gains this year, including a 15% rise in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the metals and mining sector has been left in the dust. But this lagging sector may have bottomed out and could now present a bullish opportunity to make up… Read More