It's Thursday - General Market - Mid-Week Assessment - February 20th.
My logo for Over 50 Years is: "Investing Wisely."
I believe there are always many, many (too many!) Road - Signs often offering you - Very Inaccurate Information about the direction of the Stock Market. They seem to come from all sources i.e. Wall Street, Financial Media, Blogs and Bloggers and unfortunately many other unreliable sources.
My General Market Updates and Forecasts are offered every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday here in SA. I hope you will become a regular follower.
Perhaps you will permit me to assist you with guidance and direction in improving your portfolio's future "Probabilities for Profit."
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The General U.S. Stock Market - - Updated
Clearly the General Market remains Bullish and has making New Highs. That is what it will likely continue doing just for a just short while longer.
At this time I am holding a number of - Select Companies and ETFs that continue to ascend. I am increasing my Cash Holdings as it appears to be prudent to do so. My forward focus is on - - the on going and well over-due Bullish - Topping - that is going on and has been going on "INTERNALLY" in the Marketplace for several months.
A new Bearish Inflection Point or if you prefer a new / meaningful Bearish Cycle and perhaps another monster Bear Market is definitely in the making. I hope you will not be caught Holding your Companies and ETFs when you would have preferred (in hind-sight) to have been Holding Cash. I remind you that "Greed" is an expensive word.
I maintain very accurate Primary Fundamental - Valuation and supportive Technical - Analysis Indicators for the Short ( 30 days to 60 days ) and Intermediate - Term ( 60 days to 4 months ). My Secondary Indicators I use are telling a Bearish story that is never seen or talked about with or to the investing public. Secondary Indicators are always Near & Short - Term. They are the most accurate and valuable and must be a leading part of your analytics.
Having just these two time-frames handled and under control through my Forecasting the - - Long and Very Long - Term Cycles of the General Market - - simple fall into place. (This statement is also quite applicable to Sectors / Industry Groups / Commodities / Companies and ETFs). (Please re-read this paragraph for complete clarity).
General Market - - Forecasted w/ Current Opinions
In my work / analytics there has been very little convincing evidence (Economically or Fundamentally) that the current Primary (Bull Market) Rally and certainly future Secondary Rallies will be sustained. However, the U.S. Government and Wall Street keep "pumping sunshine" (cheap money) and that will continue to lead you into severe disappointment or worse in the coming years.
For the Near-Term: ( one day to thirty days ) My Sunday mini Pull-Back -- Forecast has begun and will continue for a short time frame.
As usual the coming days and perhaps a couple / few weeks will be critical if you intend to begin "Investing Wisely" with me.
For the Short-Term: ( one month to three months ) Topping is WAY over-due but, I suggest the coming few weeks of trading will be telling the Story Best - it will be a Compelling Story. Stay tuned.
Remember, - EVERY - Bullish Cycle is followed by a Bearish Cycle, be it Short-Term - or - Long-Term - or - Very Long-Term. I hope you have such a perspective.
You May be Interested
I update and publish each Saturday morning a Chart in StockCharts - PublicList a proprietary General Market Update that provides me prospective between the three Indices that control the Marketplace. This is the seldom used formula that can make you consistent profits if you will follow them both individually and collectively. They are: a) Primary Indices ( Dow 30 Industrials / NY & Nasdaq Composite, Etc. ) ;b) My proprietary Inflection Point Count which is very - broad based ;c) The Commodity Index.
Understand that this graphic / chart presents both Primary Cycles and Secondary Cycles in the stock market. I seldom participate (Buy / Sell or Short / Cover ) in Secondary Cycles.
You can view this excellent Indicator at:http://stockcharts.com/h-sc/ui?s=$INDU&p=W&yr=1&mn=0&dy=0&id=p69359735342&a=270034212
I hope you Stay Tuned - my "stuff " it has been very accurate for over 50 years . . .
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