The Bottom Line
Positive for Stocks.
• Long-term, stocks are in an uptrend and we are in a 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!
• Short-term stock market breadth has weakened, so odds are somewhat elevated that we could see some stock market weakness over the next few weeks.
• 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.
Client accounts are fully invested.
On A Personal Note
We moved to Lafayette, Louisiana from San Diego, California a few months ago to be closer to family. While the move definitely has not been easy and it is going to take some time to adjust to the change in weather, culture, etc., it was a good decision.
When we arrived in July it was 100 degrees, humid and raining every day. I thought my wife was going to change her mind and force a move back to California. Luckily, the weather did get better and we have adjusted to our southern climate. Today the high is 85 degrees and nice outside.
It has been fun exploring some of the surrounding areas. Below is a picture from our recent visit to the Rip Van Winkle Gardens on Jefferson Island.
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Craig Thompson, ChFC
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