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12:00 TUESDAY – Stock Market Report #161– 4/12/22

by Robert Holman | The Defensive Advisor |

EQUITY MARKET RATING … 4.5 (0-4 bearish, 5 neutral, 6-10 bullish).

The market did selloff last week and yesterday, but not so far today. Inflation is at its highest rate in 40 years, yet 10-year Treasury rates decreased today. The DJIA is reaching lower highs and lower lows, at least for now. The S&P 500 and NASDAQ 100 are showing similar but less clearcut patterns, with a higher high in the picture, clouding the interpretation.

Today, crude oil reversed yesterdays sell-off. The two or three week rally in tech stocks was half-undone last week, but they are rallying strongly today.

The Energy sector continues to make new highs. Financials are reaching lower highs and lower lows, while interest rates are reaching new highs. Healthcare is moving toward new highs.

Is it the best of times or the worst of times? The market rallies when risks slip from focus, sells off when they come back in focus, resulting in dramatic price swings in both directions.

EQUITY MARKETS and the ECONOMY … The Inflation rate surprised many by reaching 40-year highs while many expected it to slow. With this news the market rallied. The level of prices is becoming painful, even to the somewhat affluent. Consumers are feeling an increasing impact of higher prices.

PORTFOLIOS … After reading this material, if you are unsure what to do with your portfolio, call me to discuss your circumstances and I’ll explain what ought to be done to help your situation. Just click here, and I’ll be happy to give you a complimentary portfolio evaluation along with a recommendation for two stocks to put into your portfolio.

I’ll also explain what’s good about your portfolio, how it’s likely to perform in upcoming months, and giving you a couple of ideas for improvement, all at no cost to you.

Alternatively, you may contact me by calling 972-702-6032, and I’ll give you a way to securely email your portfolio holdings to me and I will input the data for the evaluation.

TO MY CLIENTS … THANK YOU FOR YOUR TRUST. We’ve had great success since we started this RIA in mid-2018, for are doing better than the market return over the same time.

Excelsior Divitiae. Proverbs 21:5, 22:3, 27:12 and 3:56, Joshua 1:9, Ecclesiastes 8:7, 1Chronicles 12:32 and 29:11-13, and James 4:13-16.

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Opinions voiced in this post are for general information only and are not intended to provide specific advice to or recommendations for any individual, without complete knowledge of that individual’s total financial profile. No strategy assures success or protects against loss. Past performance does not guarantee future results.


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