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FACTOR WATCH FOR SEPTEMBER 13TH, 2020

Summary The week ended September 11, 2020 saw the S&P 500 decline -2.48%; the index is now down -0.83% month-to-date, and up 3.79% YTD. Last week saw the first consecutive week of back-to-back weekly declines since April.U.S. Homebuilders (ITB) led all global...

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FACTOR WATCH FOR SEPTEMBER 7, 2020

Summary The week ended September 4, 2020 saw the S&P 500 decline -1.93%; the index is now up 2.39% for the month and 6.43% YTD.Factor-wise, the best-performing factors YTD were also the best for the week, including Revenue Estimate Dispersion (+4.81% for the week...

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FACTOR WATCH FOR AUGUST 30th, 2020

Summary The week ended August 28, 2020 saw the S&P rise 2.23%, and the index is now up 8.92% YTD. European and Chinese stock markets are within a few percent of their 52-week highs as well.Domestic breadth continues to expand to include not only growth and...

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FACTOR WATCH FOR AUGUST 23rd, 2020

Summary The week ended August 21, 2020 saw the S&P rise 0.46% and the index is now up 5.47% YTD.Factor-wise, it should be no surprise that Momentum led all categories, up 4.22% on the week on the backs of Apple (+8.52%), Tesla (+11.68%) and the tech index...

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FACTOR WATCH FOR JULY 27th, 2020

Summary The week ended July 24, 2020 saw the S&P decline 1.06% and the index now stands about break-even for the year. Tech led the downturn last week including Intel, Citrix and Tesla all declining more than 10%. The market executed a “dash to trash”, scooping up...

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FLOWPOINT’S COVID REOPENING INDEX

Summary Covid-19 has shuttered entire segments of the global economy. Companies levered to travel, entertainment and office space have seen significant reductions in business fundamentals, and their shares have lagged. Might these stocks represent attractive entry...

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FLOWPOINT’S WORK FROM HOME INDEX

Summary Covid-19 has transformed how and where employees work and accelerated consumer and corporate reliance on technology. Stocks levered to the Work From Home theme have garnered attention.FlowPoint has calibrated an index of 87 companies and four ETFs directly...

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BUYBACK KINGS ROLL OVER

Summary Once again, stocks of companies with high debt, volatile share prices, “value” measures and high buybacks fared the worst of the U.S. market the week ended June 26, 2020.Reversing course, 93% (467 of 500) of stocks in the S&P 500 declined during the week...

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REOPENING

Summary 86% (432 of 500) of stocks in the S&P 500 rose during the week ended June 5, 2020. The “reopening” theme continued to gain steam, and financial leverage was the dominant factor. The highly indebted Oil Services group led the way, up 29% for the week,...

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VALUE PARTICIPATION

FlowPoint Research – FACTOR WATCH Summary 91% (455 of 500) of stocks in the S&P 500 rose during the week ended May 29, 2020. The “reopening” theme was evident. For example, the top 50 performers in the S&P 500 included cruise lines, hotels, banks, REITs and...

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“THE BUYBACK KINGS AREN’T WEARING ANY ROBES”

FlowPoint Research – FACTOR WATCH Summary The most effective factors in stock performance for U.S. stocks YTD are revenue growth, share price momentum and estimate revisions. “Value” measures have been the biggest detractors to performance, causing angst and (loud)...

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