by Robert Holman | The Defensive Advisor | www.defensiveadvisor.com
INSIDE: Current market rating, the economy, and a free offer.
MARKET RATING … No change - now at 7.0 (where 0 - 4 is bearish, 5 is neutral, 6 - 10 is bullish). Interest rates are so low, and stock valuations so high, that I’m opportunistic, but not full of optimism. In other words, I’m still seeking profits but I’m wary the pendulum will swing back in the opposite direction. As predicted by this report in mid-March, the market is still moving sideways-up (sideways with a slight upward bias over time).
ECONOMY … Primary worries remain inflation and interest rates – the most current core-CPI reading Increased to 4.5% year-over-year in June. The Fed and the bond market view these increases as temporary (note: the rate on the 10-year Treasury declined from 1.7% to near 1.37% currently) but that view is highly questionable, as inflation was expected to decrease from May to June.
STOCKS … It’s likely that capital gains will slow down, compared to the immediate post-Covid environment, as some growth is in the rearview mirror. Reopening trades continue to dominate the market; however, tech is rebounding. Picking stocks – the right names – that will perform strongly in this environment is challenging, yet good opportunities still exist. Selection and timing are all important.
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