When we are not watching sports right now, what are we watching?

Plain and simple we are watching the 2800 stocks on the New York Stock Exchange. What do you look for when watching 2800 stocks? Well, you pay attention to the stocks on an induvial basis trending positive or negative and compile them into a total percent that tells you if the market is bullish or bearish. Another specific item we are watching is the dollar. As the dollar weakens, holds, or strengthens, it creates movement in the market as a whole. In our opinion, we could see a pullback in the market as a whole if the dollar strengthens.

What makes this time different from March or 2000?

We are not sure without a crystal ball. We can’t tell how different today is from the past or if it even is different. We can take note of historical trends. That is why we are paying attention to where in the business cycle the economy is. Historically as the business cycle progresses so does the market cycle. This is why we are optimistic. There have been multiple sectors out of favor for some time. When things are out of favor they can be undervalued as well. This allows us to help clients take advantage of value. That is why Warren Buffet said, “Buy low and sell high. It’s pretty simple. The problem is knowing what’s low and what’s high.”


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