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2021 Barron’s “The Trader” Columns and WSJ Stock Market Data

Mar 26

Here Are the Stocks to Buy Now That the Easy Money Has Been Made
Long-term investing is a bet just like any other, a bet that the stock market will be higher than the price we paid for our shares. But what can investors truly expect from the long haul?
S&P 500: 3974.54

Mar 19

The Market Isn’t Fighting the Fed. What That Means for Stocks.
If it’s a battle of the Federal Reserve versus the bond market, the Fed isn’t putting up much of a fight. If that remains the case, expect value stocks to remain the market’s winners.
S&P 500: 3915.46

Mar 15

Higher Rates Won’t Kill the Stock Market
Sometimes when the water gets rough, the first inclination is to find a port to ride out the storm. This isn’t one of those times. Investors would be wise to sail on.
S&P 500: 3943.34

Mar 7

The Reflation Trade Is Stirring Growing Pains in Growth Stocks. Here’s Why.
It stinks to be on the wrong side of the trade. But that’s where many investors find themselves these days—Friday’s rally notwithstanding—when it comes to the reflation trade.
S&P 500: 3841.94

Feb 28

3 Reasons Rising Treasury Yields Are Bad News for the Stock Market
It turns out that rising rates really do matter—and investors ignore them at their peril.
S&P 500: 3811.15

Feb 19

Why This Bull Market Shows No Sign of Ending Soon
The economic data this past week largely underscored the market’s apparent conviction that a rapid recovery is under way.
S&P 500: 3913.97

Feb 13

The Stock Market Keeps Rising. The Reasons to Be Hopeful Are Also the Reasons to Worry.
Yes, you can have too much of a good thing—and the stock market is starting to consider what that might mean for future gains.
S&P 500: 3934.83

Feb 7

The Stock Market Is Bouncing Back for the Right Reasons—but There Could Be Trouble Ahead
This stock market continues to put every setback behind it as it marches to record highs.
S&P 500: 3886.83

Feb 1

GameStop Erased the Stock Market’s January Gains. February Could Be Worse.
All it took was a short squeeze in stocks few mainstream investors care much about to bring on the largest decline in three months.
S&P 500: 3714.24

Jan 22

Big Tech Stocks Are Back. What’s Behind the Nasdaq’s 4% Rally.
The sleeping giant that is Big Tech has awoken—and that’s been great news for a stock market that was starting to look a little tired.
S&P 500: 3853.07

Jan 18

Big Tech Stocks Are Struggling. Small Tech Stocks Could Be Next.
The stock market hasn’t been this spooked since Halloween.
S&P 500: 3768.25

Jan 10

What the Stock Market Needs Now Is a Good Correction
The market has gotten so optimistic that it would make even Little Orphan Annie seem like a pessimist.
S&P 500: 3824.68

Jan 4

After Their Epic Rally This Past Year, Stocks Face Inflation Risks in 2021
Among the big questions for the year ahead, none might be bigger than what happens to inflation.
S&P 500: 3756.07