DIN Newsletter for September 29, 2017

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Stock Of The Day: Buy or Sell?

Nielsen Holdings (NLSN) is a Buy

Chart for NLSN

Risk levels may be somewhat lower than normal.


CHARTS OF THE DAY

iShares MSCI EAFE Small-Cap ETF [SCZ]

Chart for SCZ

SCZ share price is $61.52, which is 1% above its 21-day moving average of $61.00.

SCZ share price is $61.52, which is 2% above its 50-day moving average of $60.20.

SCZ share price is $61.52, which is 10% above its 200-day moving average of $56.00.


JH Preferred Income III [HPS]

Chart for HPS

HPS share price is $18.76, which is 0% above its 21-day moving average of $18.68.

HPS share price is $18.76, which is 0% below its 50-day moving average of $18.83.

HPS share price is $18.76, which is 1% above its 200-day moving average of $18.59.


Pioneer Natural [PXD]

Chart for PXD

PXD share price is $147.55, which is 8% above its 21-day moving average of $136.92.

PXD share price is $147.55, which is 6% above its 50-day moving average of $139.70.

PXD share price is $147.55, which is 12% below its 200-day moving average of $167.95.



Economic Indicators

Total Market Cap / GDP

Chart for Total Market Cap / GDP

The ratio of the Total Market Capitalization (Wilshire 5000) to United States GDP is 1.3565. This is 52.5% above the historic median figure of 0.89.

The higher the Market Cap/GDP figure is relative to its median level, the higher the perceived risk in the market. Markets can remain overvalued for extended time periods.


S&P Earnings Growth

Chart for S&P Earnings Growth

The S&P Earnings Growth is 16.02. This is 58.2% above the historic median figure of 10.13.

When the S&P Earnings Growth trends higher, the stock market is perceived to have lower risk.


Sentiment

VIX

Chart for VIX

The VIX figure is 9.55. This is 39.4% below the historic median figure of 15.75.

The CBOE Volatility Index® (VIX®) is a key measure of market expectations of near-term volatility conveyed by S&P 500 stock index option prices. Historically, VIX levels above 50 correlate closely with periods of stock market panic while VIX levels below 20 are more typical during relatively calm periods in the market.