It's Sunday's - General Market - Weekly Wrap & Forward Thoughts - July 7th.
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This past week is in the books, and the focus must (as always) be - - to look forward to - seeking future profits. As you know and read all too often - looking back - - ( often over the years - particularly at Primary and Secondary Bullish and Bearish Inflection Points ) offers perspective and hindsight can help but can never put profits into your portfolio. My Forecasting - Can and Does - Put Profits into YOUR Portfolio!
This graphic tells the story very clearly, and yes it is a bit difficult to understand and to track. I believe my many articles demonstrate that I both understand and track the Market, Sectors, Industry Groups, Commodities, Companies and ETFs - - very, very well. Yes, it is almost a "crazy" swirl of lines and cycles but they all make sense to me and have led me to be profitable for over 50 years.
There is constant Rotation ( Swirling and Cycling ) - if you prefer - - please have a look at my "Rotation Model." Article for understanding) going on in the Marketplace with converging and diverging circles / cycles moving endlessly. This "Rotation" creates Inflections Points and when a Bullish or Bearish Inflection Point occurs, there are always securities that have "Rotated" into phase to profit from. Also, you might want to have a look at my SHB Cycle. Be sure to spend time watching the animated cycling from bull to bear and back to bull again and again. This is how it works with all Indices, Sectors, Industry Groups, Commodities, Companies and ETFs. The above URLs are my Three Pillars of my Methodology of "Investing Wisely."
When you take the time to get a handle on all of this, you will definitely become a very profitable Investor!
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The General U.S. Stock Market - - Updated
Clearly, the General Market remains Bullish and has in relatively recent sessions it has made New Highs in several of the major Indices. It has now taken two hits (Pull-Backs) just this year 2014 and that should be YOUR wake-up call to Reality. If not you will repeat - - Not Learning - - from the past, it was expensive then and it will be expensive again for you.
The average HIT to portfolios in the 2000 and the 2008 markets was 40% to 60%. That's a BUNCH just because at the TOP you were GREEDY and likely did not follow sound advice that was offered. I offered it then and I am offering it now. I also have been accurate in my Forecasts for over 50 years.
I hope you are reading my Company articles and their sizable archives. I dwell on the Dow 30 Industrials and 16 other high profile Companies. ( please see my Personal Blog referenced below )
At this time, as an asset manager, I am holding a short (small / very few) list of - Select Companies and ETFs that continue to ascend. (See my Dow 30 Articles for a specific reference). This means that 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 over six months.
A new Bearish Inflection Point or if you prefer a new / meaningful Bearish Cycle and most likely 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. That has be modestly profitable while the Mutual Funds continue to deteriorate.
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 by the media or Wall Street with or to the investing public. Secondary Indicators are always Near & Short - Term. They are the most accurate and always a leading part of my work / analytics.
Having just these two time-frames (Near and Short-Term) - - - 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). Think about this paragraph and you will begin to profit consistently.
General Market - - Discussed w/ More Detail / Forecasted / Forward Thoughts
This past week was UP and again Very Sloppy. "Sloppy" is a word that I use on or about transitions that I call Inflection Points. I have now used that word for several weeks.
It is now 3 weeks DOWN for the Dow 30 and 1 week UP - - NO DAMAGE ! / NO PROGRESS ! That is - - no Visible Damage and that is when it gets dangerous.
It always Depends on which specific Indice you are looking at - unfortunately there are many - - too many! ( I believe that too is part of how Walls Street tries to CONFUSS ! ) It is currently difficult to know what to follow for most Investors. This has been true about the Major Indices - turning mixed for quite some time, which is a Bearish sign to give strong support and consideration to holding Cash.
My Near-Term (1 - 30 days) Many of my technical Indicators are appearing to be stretched limit on once again. This has suggests while it will go higher that even more "dancing around" will take place. I did publish a Flash Alert and that said there will be a BIG - Down Day coming. It Will !
My Short-Term (30 to 60 days) the Bias remains UP and that should continue for just a short time, very short time longer.
My Intermediate-Term ( 6 months to 9 months) My Forecast remains the same. I am looking for a Primary Bearish Market Inflection Point, and it will come. Patience and Discipline are your two most valuable tools to employ at this time.
Within my Analytics are clearly supporting my opinion that the Marketplace is: the fundamentals are too over-valued, the technicals are too over-bought, and the consensus opinion is way too bullish. Economic and financial news, on balance, is negative and not supportive of taking any Bullish positions. There are, of course, exceptions that come along - BUT THE GENERAL MARKET FOCUS IS - CAUTION !
During time frames when the marketplace is topping there are always clear signs which include: a) advisors and bloggers are overly bullish; b) smart money and insiders are selling; c) corporate earnings growth is waning; d) the Fed is vacillating and undeceive as to providing direction to the economy - - now there is question regarding quantitative easing; e) Debt (borrowing for stock ownership) is at hitting a record-high and growing; and f) the bond market is descending (bond prices drop when interest rates are rising). Want more support for the above, try reading my many articles as shared in my private blog.
Simple Stated: I am currently turning ever more Bearish because my Fundamental Valuations have been deteriorating for quite some time, and my Technical Indicators are breaking down weekly. It's just that simple!
Looking Forward beyond a month or so is currently a bit blurred, due to so many diverse indicators giving mixed signals. This is always the case during time frames when a topping transition is in the making. I suggest you stay tuned to my flow of daily articles as well as my (several per week) General Market Updates in as presented in my Personal Blog. Check it out!
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