Momentum Investing: In 90 Seconds or Less

Momentum Investing: In 90 Seconds or Less

Think of momentum investing as kind of like being the New England Patriot’s of investing. The premise is an extremely straightforward one. Winner's keep winning (and losers keep losing).

There are as many ways to use this strategy as there are ways to bake a cake. So let's simplify things by looking at one of the most common ways people use momentum strategies--Moving Averages.

MARKET WRAP UP: GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN EDITION

MARKET WRAP UP: GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN EDITION

What do superheroes and online video streaming services have in common?

They both have movies nominated for Best Picture at the Oscar’s this year. Which, we’re only 30 days away from. That’s 5 days less than the U.S. Government Shutdown, which entered its 35th and final day on Friday. This week will also mark the fifth straight week of gains for the Dow.


Government shutdown by the numbers

  • 10.3% - The amount the S&P 500 has risen since the beginning of the shutdown.

  • 21 - The number of days the previous record holder lasted.

  • 0.13% - The estimated amount the shutdown lowered quarterly GDP growth per week.