With the stock market in the midst of a long overdue dip, I have shifted gears in my growth portfolios (Factor 92, Primary Trend, Socially Screened and Global All Star), moving from fully invested to a much more defensive posture that includes both long and short investments. If you have followed my newsletter for a while you might remember the recent description of hedging with “shorts”
I just wanted to provide you with a quick update after yesterday’s big drop in the stock markets and provide you with my ideas on how I plan to respond. First of all it was a big decline. Capital B. And it was broad, affecting just about every market in the world. Bonds were just about the only market segment that did well. Even gold,
Economic Review and Market Outlook Despite an unfolding economic slowdown, a market that is long overdue for a decline, and a real estate market that continues to deteriorate, the stock markets continue to do OK. In the past few months I have come to believe that the stock markets are benefiting from investors who are fleeing real estate and need another place to put their money.
Greetings, Welcome to this month’s issue of Financial Market Update. In this issue, I’ll tell why this is one of the greatest times to be invested. I will also talk about the bond market’s conflicting signals, and what that might mean for you. Also, more in our recent series of articles about the real estate market, that has been helpful to so many of you. Never