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The Bottom Line
Positive for Stocks and Commodity Prices
Negative for Interest Rate Sensitive Bonds
• Short-term, the stock market has been correcting within a longer-term uptrend. As long as the S&P 500 does not fall below the February/April lows, the long-term trend is still up.
• Long-term, 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 aggressively.
• Bond prices have been falling as bond yields have transitioned out of a 37 year period of decline. This trend of falling bond prices will adversely affect retirees for years to come. If you are interested in receiving my E-book (Bonds – A Ticking Time Bomb) on this topic, shoot me an email and I will send it to you for free.
I continue to view stock market risk as low, thus our accounts have high stock market exposure.
We do not hold any interest rate sensitive bond funds.
Craig Thompson, ChFC
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We are an “active” money manager that looks to generate steady long-term returns, while protecting clients from large losses during major market corrections.
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