by Robert Holman | The Defensive Advisor |
MARKET BULLISH … My rating opinion remains 8.0 (0 - 4 is bearish, 5 is neutral, 6 - 10 is bullish). The market remains bullish but overbought. You can expect Mr. Market to continue moving sideways and sideways-up, with a lot of volatility, both bold ups and downs.
IRS NEWS: In case you missed it, the IRS has pushed the April 15 tax-filing deadline to May 15.
ECONOMY and MARKETS … See my 2/28 eNewsletter for more info on inflation, interest rates and stock valuations. Inflation is increasing and most backward-looking series are not good, except that those periods are over. Consumer confidence, a forward-looking series, increased significantly. One spending bill has passed and another is coming forward for consideration.
WARREN BUFFETT … See my 3/23 eNewsletter for more on his investment returns.
CONCLUSION. Fiscal stimulus checks, coronavirus vaccine inoculations, etc. are pushing consumer confidence and consumer spending to post-covid highs. Fiscal stimulus addresses the economic contraction from coronavirus and injects economic growth into the economic system. The future looks encouraging for the economy and for stock prices.
FOR PROSPECTIVE CLIENTS – Your thoughts open or close opportunities constantly - what if the successful are thinking differently than you? HWM manages risk in your portfolio by taking defensive action in times of difficulty, seeking to not give back profits to the market. Over the last 24 months, it’s a 1% cost with a much greater benefit. Please phone 972-702-6032, and I will return your call with an explain of what I can do for you. You can also email me from my website.
FOR EXISTING CLIENTS - thank you for your trust. We had a great 2020 and are all looking forward to another great year in 2021.
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