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12:00 TUESDAY – Weekly Stock Market Report #215 – 7/12/23

by Robert Holman | www.DefensiveAdvisor.com


WEEKLY STOCK MARKET REPORT AND RATING … 5.0 (1-4 bearish, 5 neutral, 6-9 bullish). No change. Inflation appears to be slowly receding but is still significantly above the Fed target of 2.0% and many Fed officials say that rates need to be raised further.


The DJIA is rising today but the SPX and NDX not as much. This market could go either way – rally (if you think interest rate increases are nearly over) or pullback (if the Fed is planning more interest rate increases than foreseen by the market). The market sees only one interest rate increase ahead, and that seems unrealistically hopeful).


We will know the state of the economy (second quarter GDP) by the end of the month and core inflation by tomorrow morning. Either of these could propel the market significantly in one direction or the other.


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 improve your situation. If you want to get started right now, just click here and input your portfolio holdings and I’ll call you.


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