Alan Knuckman

Analyst Articles

The selling that kicked off 2014 was quickly reversed with a full “V” recovery and the major indices back to their highs. Technology stocks have led the way for over a year, and the Nasdaq just hit another 12-year high. The Nasdaq 100 index, which rocketed almost 36% over the… Read More

The selling that kicked off 2014 was quickly reversed with a full “V” recovery and the major indices back to their highs. Technology stocks have led the way for over a year, and the Nasdaq just hit another 12-year high. The Nasdaq 100 index, which rocketed almost 36% over the… Read More

The retail sector as a whole has almost recovered from January’s double-digit sell-off.  Despite the rough start to 2014, SPDR S&P Retail ETF (NYSE: XRT) is up nearly 30% over the past year, but the performance of individual retailers has been hit or miss. Luxury handbag and accessory… Read More

The retail sector as a whole has almost recovered from January’s double-digit sell-off.  Despite the rough start to 2014, SPDR S&P Retail ETF (NYSE: XRT) is up nearly 30% over the past year, but the performance of individual retailers has been hit or miss. Luxury handbag and accessory… Read More

Banks as a group have had a great couple of years with super low interest rates and the essentially zero cost of money. The Financial Select Sector SPDR (NYSE: XLF) has risen almost 200% in the past five years, and monetary policy doesn’t appear to be changing anytime soon. The… Read More

Banks as a group have had a great couple of years with super low interest rates and the essentially zero cost of money. The Financial Select Sector SPDR (NYSE: XLF) has risen almost 200% in the past five years, and monetary policy doesn’t appear to be changing anytime soon. The… Read More

The broader market S&P 500 index has bounced back from its healthy 6% sell-off and is again within spitting distance of its all-time high. And while the automotive industry’s recovery cannot be underestimated, shares of former blue chip and Big 3 automaker General Motors (NYSE: GM) are struggling, down 11%… Read More

The broader market S&P 500 index has bounced back from its healthy 6% sell-off and is again within spitting distance of its all-time high. And while the automotive industry’s recovery cannot be underestimated, shares of former blue chip and Big 3 automaker General Motors (NYSE: GM) are struggling, down 11%… Read More