While every recession is different, here's what could be in store for jobs, interest rates, the Fed and stocks.
The Nasdaq is running wild, but when the banks report we'll find out just how many people and businesses failed to pay rent.
The hitch is that fundamentals do matter, too. Confused? Let's examine what's happening in the market and why it's making me cautious.
That's me, right now, and here's how I'm positioning myself amid a host of uncertainties.
Is cash still king? Hard to say for sure. Do investors need to be diversified? Yes.
The lack of opportunity for growth in this sector may just be its biggest strength right now.
We're looking for the VIX to work its way lower over time and the S&P higher, but it'll be a bumpy ride.
But what can we expect from this program, what kinds of bonds should benefit, and is the Fed setting us up for disappointment?
Has a change in sentiment occurred or is this just normal market volatility?
There's a host of factors that play into my full risk-off stance.