Just as it was in rejecting the overwhelming negativity in late 2022...
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Stocks Officially Enter New Bull Market
Here's why we think a more defensive approach is appropriate now.
Japanese equities appear to be moving "for no discernible reason" but have rebounded after two sharp days of losses and look set to sustain their gains.
The potential for a correction appears to be on the rise.
U.S. investors, while fully expecting a 'skip' by the FOMC next week are starting to understand that a skip or even a pause does not necessarily mean an end to the policy tightening cycle or a change in trajectory.
This stock remains my single largest personal dollar holding. I averaged down multiple times over the past two years waiting for the moment we are seeing now. It's not too late to get onboard.
Amid green lights on the charts, the market's data dashboard is starting to raise a few caution signs.
Beware Chinese property stocks that have turned into penny shares, since their trading price could force a disastrous delisting.
This could be the most significant technical development for the Russell 2000 and the IWM in quite some time.
The gap between big-cap tech names and the rest of the market has to eventually close.
Clues were out there, but the news certainly took most by surprise.
Let's check the technical dashboard and see how to proceed.
The S&P 500 would be negative for the year if it wasn't for seven big-cap technology stocks.
The sudden appearance of a weaker labor market is likely what's causing the Fed to be considering a 'skip' this month, giving time for the economy on Main Street, USA to catch up to where the Fed has been on policy.
Does this scream 'Hike!'? It depends on whether you're the Fed, a bull or a bear.
Which one will win out?
Investor uncertainty is mounting in China as 'red lines' shift on Communist Party sand.
Margins are up, cash flows are roaring, guidance is strong, yet valuation remains an issue.
There are two areas I would allow for absurd valuations right now: Anyone who sells what buyers need to integrate AI into their own offerings and those engaged in cybersecurity.
About 90% of stocks are still struggling, but many market players are celebrating.
When it comes to markets, positions are to be courted, not married.
The AI frenzy is taking a rest, and the number of stocks that are attracting speculative interest is very slim.
Here's why we would wait for better buying opportunities.
I believe in the old saying that 'news follows the tape.'
Plus, HP expects to have PCs with a built in AI program available by 2024.
These big-cap names are not acting as leadership that is helping the rest of the market, although they effectively control the indexes that drive sentiment.
Don't confuse a stock revival masquerading as a living, breathing business revival.
Let's not ignore the strength in AAPL.