Why? Because the market has shaken off some of the excessive optimism that threatened it in October. That optimism, of course, was the result of almost daily record highs set by all the main benchmarks last month, low volatility and solid double-digit gains so far this year. The S&P 500 SPX, +0.13% is up 15% so far in 2017, while the Dow industrials DJIA, +0.31% is up 19%.
The meteoric rise of stock prices in the late 1990s is now widely considered to be the result of irrational exuberance among investors, but the current stock market rally is nothing like that, according to Goldman Sachs. Then, price to earnings ratios on the S&P 500 SPX, +0.65% expanded to absurd levels as investors piled into technology stocks believing that the internet would change the world, only to see more than half of their portfolio to be wiped out during the subsequent crash.
Investors have many things to be thankful for this year: global equities had risen in every single month this year, while every major economy continues to expand. Perhaps U.S. investors can pause and reflect on gains and potential risks ahead in a holiday-shortened week. The S&P 500 SPX, -0.26% and Dow industrials DJIA, -0.43% head into the holiday week near record territory, having gained 15% year to date.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".