We review the US Democratic sweep as it applies to the sectors responding to more stimulus, regulation and COVID vaccines. Morgan Stanley and Citibank like airlines, including Southwest Airlines, GOL Linhas, and British Air Group.
Small cap stock picks continue to perform well, even as markets become more overbought.
Novemeber is tracking the seasonal patterns very closely. We still expect a mild pullback early next week, but from then on we are likely to see post-Thanksgiving gains. Early December can be disappointing for bullish traders, but as Christmas approaches the bulls come back to the parade.
There are several market tendencies or historical biases that we highlight throughout the year. One historical tendency worth noting at this time of year is the “January Effect.” The “January Effect” refers to the tendency of small cap stocks (as a group) to outperform their large cap counterparts early in the calendar year.