Doug Short

About the Author Doug Short

Doug Short is first-wave boomer with a lifelong interest in markets and the economy. His professional career had been a satisfying split between academia (English Professor at North Carolina State University) and Information technology (IBM and GSK).Doug retired in 2006 to devote himself full-time to his dshort.com financial website. The domain has now been acquired by Advisor Perspectives, and Doug has been appointed the Vice President of Research.Doug is especially interested in the economy, long-term market trends and behavioral finance.

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY): The Trump Rally Appears To Be Stalled

Thursday morning, the S&P 500 seemed to reiterate its misgivings about Trump’s churlish demeanor during his first post-election press conference. The index opened …

Our Evolving Economy and Gasoline Volume Sales

The Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) monthly data on volume sales is several weeks old when it released. The latest numbers, …

Sizing Up the Total Return Roller Coaster: Assessing Your Investments

By Doug Short Note: We’ve updated the charts below based on monthly data through the Friday close. Here’s an interesting set of charts …

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY): The Trump/Santa Rally Continues At A Slower Pace

The rally in equities continued yesterday, although at a slower pace than Wednesday’s surge. Our benchmark S&P 500 traded in a narrow range …

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY): The Presidential Election Rally Takes A Pause

After setting four consecutive record closes in the presidential rally, the S&P 500 took a pause today. The index opened lower and sold …

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) Snapshot: The Fed No-Hike Rally Continues

Equities around the globe continued to rally on central bank policy, namely the Fed’s decision to hold off on a rate hike. The …

Gazing Into The Crystal Ball: Forecasting Q3 GDP

The big economic number next week will be the Q3 Advance Estimate for GDP on Wednesday the 28th at 8:30 AM ET. With …

Secular Bull and Bear Markets

  By Doug Short Was the March 2009 low the end of a secular bear market and the beginning of a secular bull? …

Forecasting Q1 Second Estimate GDP: Gazing Into The Crystal Ball

The big economic number this week will be the Q1 Second Estimate for GDP on Friday at 8:30 AM ET. With the BEA’s …

Apple Inc.’s Halo Masks US Earnings Conundrum (AAPL)

By James Tierney, Jr. Deep into the US earnings season, the halo from Apple Inc.