Each for the reason that S&P 500 (SPY) made new lows in mid June the bulls have been again in cost. At first it seemed like your typical bear market rally. Nonetheless, there are increasingly more indicators going off that this can be the actual deal. As within the new bull market might have arrived. That subject is an enormous deal as one’s outlook, bullish or bearish, weighs closely on how they assemble their portfolio for the times and weeks forward. That’s the reason we’ll deal with that subject in at this time’s commentary. Learn on beneath for extra….
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Similar to George Washington…I can’t inform a lie.
I’ve been downright bearish since mid Might. At first that technique paid off gangbusters as shares tumbled to new lows by mid June. And since then being a bear has been…insufferable!
In reality, earlier this week presenting on the MoneyShow I doubled down on my bearish view with this new presentation entitled: Bull or Bear…Which Is It?
My purpose was to present a balanced view of the bull case versus the bear case. Certainly there are some causes to be bullish. Past the apparent value motion going down you will have indicators that…
Inflation could possibly be peaking
No severe dents in employment market
Q2 earnings season higher than anticipated
ISM Providers confirmed a shocking surge final week.
Word I might spend the following hour poking holes within the above bullish arguments. As a substitute I’ll simply merely say that the for me the preponderance of the proof nonetheless factors bearish.
As a result of sure it could possibly be true that we might have skirted a recession so far, however that does not imply that we’ll keep away from one within the close to future with decrease costs on the best way.
That means that inflation could also be peaking…however coming down from 8.7% to solely 8.5% shouldn’t lead anybody to breathe a serious sigh of reduction.
Particularly as that information is as of the top of July. Since then the commodity index has spiked greater as you will note beneath which signifies that inflationary pressures are removed from gone.
Add on high a continuous parade of Fed officers singing from the identical tune sheet that goes like this:
We’re going to significantly increase charges…yeah, yeah, yeah
We do not care how a lot it makes your enamel grate…yeah, yeah, yeah
We simply have to cease costs from a lot inflate…yeah, yeah, yeah
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As these charges go greater it makes borrowing much less enticing. This results in much less funding by corporations. Which equates to decrease spending.
Sometimes that cycle extends to decrease earnings, job loss and wider financial ache. And sure, these would all be tell-tale indicators of recession and bear markets.
For now, it’s clear the bulls are in cost. The following actual check is on the 200 day shifting common at the moment at 4,328 (about 1% above Friday’s shut). Little doubt there needs to be severe resistance at that stage that can check the conviction of traders.
The extra they see the potential negatives blowing away…the extra patrons there shall be within the inventory market (SPY)…the extra seemingly we break above 4,328 and get again to resumption of a brand new bull market.
Nonetheless, if that foreshadowing of future recession grows bigger, then traders at first will pause this rally greater to await additional indicators. And the extra ominous the indicators…the extra share costs would recede.
You might virtually liken it to a tug of battle. Whichever facet has stronger proof will pull traders of their path.
Once more, I see the potential for the following bull market to begin now. Simply assume that the bearish consequence is extra seemingly. Now we simply have to objectively evaluation every new spherical of financial information because it comes out to be on the fitting facet of the tug of battle with our funding technique.
We’ve not talked about efficiency shortly. Gladly at this time’s surge pushed POWR Worth portfolio again into constructive territory on the yr which is a lot better than the nonetheless 10% loss for the S&P 500 (SPY) in 2022.
Serving to issues is the sturdy earnings season by our portfolio with most seeing estimates and goal costs rolling greater after their bulletins.
Our technique for POWR Worth presently stays 50% lengthy. Will probably be arduous for me to conform to a extra aggressive posture till we have now cleared the hurdle of the 200 day shifting common at 4,328.
If that does unfold, then we’ll get again to including extra shares scoring extremely on POWR Scores and worth metrics.
The final a number of weeks has bolstered the lesson of how troublesome it’s to time the market. That’s the reason so few professionals won’t try it as it’s so simple to get tousled in knots.
And I sense that the market is just not carried out serving up blended messages to maintain folks dazed and confused.
Seemingly the pathway turns into clearer after the battle over the 200 day shifting common. Lets watch that carefully and alter our portfolio relying on what that tells us.
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SPY shares closed at $427.10 on Friday, up $7.11 (+1.69%). 12 months-to-date, SPY has declined -9.41%, versus a % rise within the benchmark S&P 500 index throughout the identical interval.
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