We see overvalued prices in certain Tech companies, particluarly specific software companies. At the same time, PMIs may have hit near term lows. Can the classic cyclical sectors take the lead from here?
We have a just launched the first session of our new weekly “Friday Investment Talk” series. This week Alan, Mike, and I discuss the continuation of the bull market’s posture. Mike speaks of how client’s ‘fear of missing out’ leads to overly concentrated portfolios. Alan highlights how the recent Chinese sell off could be a buying opportunity, as other Asian markets look strong.
The month of June ranks near the bottom of all months for most of the US indexes. Expect volatility during the third week. After that it tends to only get worse.
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Having one’s cake and not eating it. When I came to Russia, my first summer was hot and sunny and I took to cycling, exploring the city’s cycle paths, one of my favourites being the one that runs along Bolshaya Nikitskaya up to the Garden Ring. For those unfamiliar, the Garden Ring is a ring Read more ➝
The best six months of the year for certain US stock indexes has ended. A defensive stance is warranted as the summer months arrive.
Initial Weekly Jobless Claims in the past eight weeks totalled 36.5 million. The good news is the trend is lower. The peak in Initial Claims was two weeks ago, and an immediate precipitous retreat has taken place. Is this an effective indication of the end of the bear market in stocks?
Usually at this time of the year, early-April, stock markets would have had a nice seasonal rally. Well, there is nothing usual about the market or the economy this time.
As of today, the new bear market closing lows were on March 23. From their highs DJIA was down 37.1% and S&P 500 was down 33.9%.
Since then the market has rebounded to trim those losses.
Now we look to position for the worst months of the year ahead.
Everyone seems to be hoping for the stock market to find support here, already so much damage has been done.
A great deal of uncertainty remains for the world economy and health crisis. April looks like a good time for a bear market bounce.
Further out, investors should experience a rough ride in the market this year with quite a bit of choppy trading.
The market had two positive days in a row. Even with an amazingly bad employment report this morning, the market trades higher today. Other indicators are improving elsewhere, and perhaps a stronger rally could occur.