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Are Momentum Stocks Losing Momentum?

Never mind how the U.S. stock market is posting modest year-to-date losses close to 2%. Momentum stocks are up and so is risk taking.

A comparison of the iShares MSCI USA Momentum Factor ETF (NYSEARCA:MTUM) – a good proxy for the risk appetite of bullishly trending stocks –

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Has Momentum Investing Lost its Mojo?

Former high flying industry sectors like biotech (NASDAQGIDS:IBB) and social media stocks (NYSEARCA:SOCL) have crashed between 14-16% over the past month. Have hot momentum stocks lost their mojo?

One proxy of momentum stocks is the iShares MSCI USA Momentum Index ETF (NYSEARCA:MTUM).

The fund owns 100-150 large and mid-cap U.S.

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Poof! S&P 500 Erases YTD Gains

Was the S&P 500 the last proverbial man standing?

Today’s -2.09% clobbering officially wiped out the S&P 500’s (NYSEARCA:IVV) YTD gain.  Put another way, three-months of gains were lost in single trading session! (See chart below)

The swift decline doesn’t come as a surprise to our readers,

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