The Charts That Defined the Market In 2021

A lot can happen in the course of a year. Things that seemed impossible in January can be commonplace by December, and things that were inevitable may never transpire. One of the fun things about writing on Means to a Trend is that I can go back and see what I was thinking about and watching in past months and years.

I reviewed all of my posts from the year and chose one chart or table from each. Here’s the culmination of my work in 2021:

2021 U.S. Equity Market Preview

The Truth About Long-Term Returns – U.S. Bonds

Sector of the Month: Energy

A Classic Reversal Candle in Stocks and Some Thoughts on the GameStop Story

Real Estate Challenges Its 2009 Lows

Undoing the 2017 TCJA: What a Corporate Tax Hike Could Mean for Stocks

Trouble With the Curve

Monitoring Momentum Divergences

When Will Tech Stocks Lead Again?

Momentum and the Volatility of Future Returns

Looking for Internal Weakness in Stocks? Don’t Hold Your Breadth

European Stocks May Be Setting New Highs, But They’re Still a Disappointment for U.S. Investors

Inside the Inflation Debate

Energy Stocks Continue to Lead the Way in 2021

The Value Trade: Finished Already?

Elevated Earnings Expectations

Rotation, Rotation, Rotation – Safety Stocks Stabilizing

Breadth Stinks

Misleading Margins

China’s Crackdown on Big Tech

Help Wanted: The U.S. Labor Market Continues to Tighten

Big Breakout for Small Caps

Materials: Mining, Metals, and Mixed Signals

Trying to Understand the Bear Case

Risk Reset

Bonds are Back

Sector Rotation is Alive – But is it Healthy

The Median Stock Trailed the Index in 2021. That’s Normal

As we begin another year, I’d like to give a huge thanks to everyone who takes the time to read and to all who’ve given me support or encouragement along the way. I wouldn’t still be doing this without your help.

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