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April, Near-Term Slowdown - Weekly Blog # 731

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  • While the two more senior historic indices have not confirmed a bear market, retail sentiment for the next six months is extremely bearish.
  • The American Association of Individual Investors' (AAII) latest weekly survey summary indicates a 59.4% bearish view. There were 989 new lows for the week on “the big board” and 1570 on the NASDAQ.
  • With short-term rates rising, borrowing costs have risen sharply and apparent levels of liquidity are drying up.

Bear Market

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April’s Bear Market

Our last blog labeled the three most popular US stock indices with their media pundit titles, which now need to be revised based on this week’s performance. Using the size of the drop from

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A. Michael Lipper is a CFA charterholder and the president of Lipper Advisory Services, Inc., a firm providing money management services for wealthy families, retirement plans and charitable organizations. A former president of the New York Society of Security Analysts, Mike Lipper created the Lipper Growth Fund Index, the first of today’s global array of Lipper Indexes, Averages and performance analyses for mutual funds. After selling his company to Reuters in 1998, Mike has focused his energies on managing the investments of his clients and his family. His first book, MONEY WISE: How to Create, Grow and Preserve Your Wealth (St. Martin's Press) was published in September, 2008. Mike’s unique perspectives on world markets and their implications have been posted weekly at Mike Lipper’s Blog since August, 2008.

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