The Bottom Line
Long-Term Positive and Short-Term Positive for Stocks.
• Long-term, stocks are in an uptrend and we are in a bull market.
• The weight of the evidence continues to suggest that stocks are going higher in the near future.
Client accounts are fully invested and allocated in Preferred Income Funds, High Income Funds and Equity Funds.
The bottom line is that we are in a strong bull market. When the S&P 500 is hitting all-time highs, international markets are advancing strongly, and market breadth is positive – there is no other way to view the market other than positive.
Below is a chart of SPY (S&P 500 ETF). As you will notice, SPY has advanced higher out of the last four periods of consolidation. In addition, price is above its 200-day moving average and that average is trending higher. Price action is the most important thing to look at when analyzing the market, and price action is emphatically positive.
The weight of the evidence continues to be bullish for stocks. At some point, this will change and when it does, I will have no problem flipping to a bearish bias and reallocating client accounts to a more defensive posture. However, market technicals continue to signal that we are in a bull market and thus we should be invested in stocks.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Craig Thompson, ChFC
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