The 'Worry Gauge' shows investors are still really scared, and that could drive stocks a lot higher

A behavioral-based “worry gauge” has been at the highest quintile for the past few years. “Unlike any in at least the last 50 years, the contemporary bull market has coexisted with a tall and persistent Wall of Worry,” strategist Jim Paulsen says. “The Worry Gauge suggests most investors already expect, and are prepared for, a difficult future.” Looking at stocks’ […]

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Bridgewater’s Pure Alpha Fund Returned 14.6% Last Year

Bridgewater Associates’ flagship hedge fund rose 14.6 percent last year as stocks fell broadly, according to a document seen by Bloomberg. The Westport, Connecticut-based firm is the world’s biggest hedge fund with about $160 billion in assets. The gains for its Pure Alpha Strategy came as other fund managers were whipsawed by volatile markets, resulting in the industry posting one […]

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The bear market is here, and stocks will plunge at least 20 percent, Ned Davis Research warns

The wild trading that’s gripped Wall Street may be no ordinary correction. According to Ned Davis Research’s Ed Clissold, a bear market is officially here. “If you take this as a typical bear market, not associated with a recession, it’s going to take you down around 20 percent — maybe a little bit more,” the firm’s chief U.S. market strategist […]

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This 'elephant in the room' could slam stocks, Wall Street bear David Rosenberg warns

David Rosenberg says he’s worried about a serious risk that investors are largely overlooking. The Gluskin Sheff chief economist and strategist warns that the Federal Reserve’s balance sheet reduction —not rising interest rates — could have drastic implications for stocks. “This is the elephant in the room,” he said Wednesday on CNBC’s “Trading Nation.” “The Fed doesn’t really have to […]

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