WSC Spotlights

Brief, but in-depth analysis on trending investment topics

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  • Understanding the Impact of Recessions on the Stock Market:  What is a recession and how does it affect the stock market? Are recessions always followed by bear markets? Find out in our in-depth analysis. Learn about the different definitions of a recession and how they relate to bear markets, as well as the historical performance of the stock market during US recessions.
  • Unlocking the Secrets of Institutional Investors: A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding and Utilizing the Smart Money Flow Index:  This guide provides an in-depth look at the Smart Money Flow Index (SMFI), an indicator that measures the buying behavior of institutional investors in the stock market. It explains the difference between the SMFI and the Smart Money Index (SMI) and how the SMFI can provide valuable insight into market movements and potential future trends.
  • Navigating Stock Market Volatility: A Comprehensive Analysis of S&P 500 Drawdowns from 1928-2023: In this article, we will explore and analyze the characteristics of drawdown and how these findings can help investors to navigate stock market volatility, minimizing the impact of these market downturns on their portfolio and protect their investments during market turmoil. That is why it is important to understand the nature of drawdowns and being prepared in terms of having a plan in place.
  • Interview with Don Hays about the Smart Money Indicator: Don Hays is a well-known financial analyst and investment advisor, and in the shown excerpted interview below, he discusses his thoughts on the “smart money indicator” and its potential impact on the stock market. Hays has been a vocal proponent of the indicator, which is a measure of the actions and movements of large institutional investors, and argues that by paying attention to it, individual investors can gain valuable insights into market trends and make better investment decisions. He believes that the smart money indicator can be a powerful tool for identifying market tops and bottoms and explains how it can be used to make more informed investment decisions. In this interview, Hays provides a detailed explanation of the indicator and its underlying principles, as well as practical tips for how individual investors can use it to improve their returns.
  • Beyond the Obvious: Discovering Hidden Trends with the WSC Trend Index: Discover the WSC Trend Index, a proprietary indicator that has become the favored approach of investors seeking to identify long-term trends in the S&P 500. Unlike traditional price trend indicators, the WSC Trend Index focuses on individual stocks within the index, filtering out market noise and identifying sustainable trends and reversals. By leveraging historical data, investors can benefit from the indicator’s proven ability to identify sustained trends, generating significant returns. Readings ranging from 0 to 100 offer a clear understanding of the current momentum of all U.S. listed stocks, with readings above 60% considered positive, indicating a strong uptrend, while readings below 60% suggest a high risk for a stronger correction in the market. The WSC Trend Index is a must-have tool for serious trend investors looking to make informed decisions and capitalize on sustainable trends.