Despising Bargain Stocks: Asset Allocation Daily

Nov. 09, 2018 8:12 AM ET
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Summary

  • Wall Street Breakfast: Oil has slipped into a bear market.
  • Jeff Miller explains how a winning trade position may not appear as such on your statement.
  • Thought For The Day: The market’s judgment is never final and is subject to constant revision.

Brazil

“We see the decisive victory by Bolsonaro…as largely priced in by financial markets. Further gains in Brazilian assets will hinge on the new government’s success in pressing ahead with economic reforms, particularly of Brazil’s bloated pension system...” (Christopher Dhanraj)

Chinese Economic Strategy

“It will not hurt China to play the card that the United States is busting up all these deals and imposing all these tariffs, while China is working hard to establish and maintain relationships and supports a more connected world, in the trade of goods and services as well as in financial markets.” (John M. Mason)

Combining Covered Calls With Dividend Stocks

“Please note that this position [in General Mills] looked like a loser for much of the history if you only checked current positions and unrealized losses. The gains from past call sales and dividends are the key part of the strategy.” (Jeff Miller)

Oil Prices

“Price weakness has raised the prospect of OPEC+ reversing their recent policy of producing as much as they can to one where they show more restraint. Already this week, there has been increased noise that OPEC and Russia could look to potential production cuts over 2019.” (ING Economic and Financial Analysis)

Oil Bear Market

“Oil fell below the $60 level overnight, a day after slipping into a bear market. That means U.S. crude is now down by around 20% since early October as rising supply and concerns of an economic slowdown pressure prices.” (Wall Street Breakfast)

Thought For The Day

The new, official bear market in oil is the lead story in today’s Wall Street Breakfast (linked above), and that weakness is seen as the companion of “an economic slowdown.” It almost sounds like this long running bull market is just going to fade away into the sunset. That could happen, of course, but it could also be

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GIL WEINREICH - Author of "The Mentor," a unique parable for financial advisors and those who aspire to become one. I have worked in the FA arena since 1997, and during that time, the New York State Society of CPAs twice awarded its prestigious Excellence in Financial Journalism award to me for a monthly column I wrote on business ethics. Previously, I reported on international news for Voice of America (where I was awarded a newsroom writing award) and prior to that worked as an editorial assistant at U.S. News and World Report. I live with my wife and children amidst the verdant and vibrant hills and dales of Jerusalem.

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