2009 Strategist Price Targets Stay The Same; 2010 Targets Trickle In

Wall Street strategists haven't changed their year-end S&P 500 price targets in a few weeks now. The average year-end target from Bloomberg's weekly survey remains at 1,022, which is actually 1.34% below the S&P 500's current level. Bloomberg is also surveying for year-end 2010 S&P 500 price targets, and so far four strategists have provided their prognostications. As shown below,...


Jobless Claims Data Moving Back in the Right Direction

In our report last week on the state of the economy and financial markets in the year after Lehman's collapse, we noted that although claims were well off their highs, recent data was showing a weaker (or at least stalled) employment picture. In order for the rally to continue, jobless claims must continue to trend lower. If they tick higher,...


Looking For Action? S&P 1500 Most Volatile Stocks

For traders with a more short-term time horizon, we have compiled a list of the S&P 1500 stocks that have the largest intraday high-low ranges (based on the average percent spread between the intraday high and low over the last fifty days). We then grouped the stocks based on whether they have a rising or falling 50-day moving average. Stocks...


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