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Weekly Stock Market Commentary 12/29/2023

By Lawrence G. McMillan

Stocks continue to plow higher, with most major indices making new highs for 2023 just as the year is coming to an end. Furthermore, $SPX is just a short distance from its all-time highs, set in January 2022, so new all-time highs seem certain to be attained early in 2024.

Weekly Stock Market Commentary 12/22/2023

By Lawrence G. McMillan

There was finally a correction of sorts this week, as some late afternoon selling on December 20th ballooned into a 70-point decline in a matter of less than two hours. Considering that the market had been more or less straight up for days even weeks and it was thus quite overbought, it was not a total surprise to see something of that nature.

Is $VIX “Too Low?” (Preview)

By Lawrence G. McMillan

The title of this article is a question that seems to be asked in many places recently. We have written about this in the past, and our intention in this article is not to re-hash previous discussions. Rather, in this article, we’ll document periods of time where $VIX got low and stayed low for a long while.

Weekly Stock Market Commentary 12/8/2023

By Lawrence G. McMillan

The broad market is not giving up on the monster rally that occurred in November. While there has been resistance at the 2023 highs, there has not been much of a pullback from there. That is the 4600 level roughly, and if it is decisively broken through on the upside, the next target will be the all-time highs at 4800.