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12:00 TUESDAY – Stock Market Report #198 – 3/7/23

by Robert Holman | The Defensive Advisor |

STOCK MARKET RATING … 6.0 (0-4 bearish, 5 neutral, 6-10 bullish. The market seems to be in a holding pattern, waiting for more news on inflation, employment and interest rates.

Fed Chairman Powell confirmed that interest rates will probably go higher than Wall Street forecasts and that it will probably take longer to get there than WS forecasts. Key news dates now are:

  • CPI on Tuesday, March 14

  • Employment data on Friday March 10 (key stat for the Fed)

  • Fed Reserve meeting notes tomorrow, March 8

  • Retail Sales on Wednesday, March 15

Investors should continue to expect daily volatility for a while – volatility that may produce little overall net change in the market – UNLESS one of the above numbers is especially favorable or unfavorable. I’m nearly fully invested in most accounts, investing previously unallocated funds in broad-based, dividend-paying ETFs in preference to individual stocks. I believe the CPI data will probably moderate (or cool-down) from the data last month.

PORTFOLIOS After reading this report, if you are unsure how to position your portfolio to take advantage of these conditions, call me to discuss your circumstances, I’ll do a complimentary portfolio evaluation, and I’ll explain what ought to be done to help your situation. If you want to get started right now, just click here and input your portfolio holdings and I’ll call you.

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

Excelsior Divitiae. Learn from the Bible: Proverbs 15:22, 21:5, 22:3 and 27:12, Ecclesiastes 8:7, Joshua 1:9, Proverbs 3:5-6, Ephesians 1:17, 1Chronicles 29:11-13, and 1 Chronicles 12:32. I recommend you read them in this order.

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