Short & Sweet

June 9, 2020

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Short and sweet this week. Nothing much has changed from the last few articles as far as fundamentals. I have my shopping list ready, which will be towards small cap and emerging markets, I would just like to see a pause in the market before I start to commit any more capital.

A few charts that I’m watching…

The S&P 500 is currently trading around 8% above the 50-day moving average. This is the highest level above that it has been dating back to the recovery after the ‘08 financial crisis. This tells me that we should be on the lookout for a pause or even pullback. The chart below shows how this has panned out in the past.

We’re still waiting to see the rotation from growth to value. This differential is now at historic levels.

This chart shows that the things that have been beaten up the most have come back the most. It’s difficult to make yourself want to buy the sectors that are the worst, however that’s where a disciplined investor may find opportunities….

I’ll go into a bit more detail in the video related to these charts. With that, here’s the buy/sell.

Mick Graham, CPM®, AIF®
Branch Manager Raymond James
Financial Advisor Melbourne, F
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Mick Graham, CPM®, AIF® Branch Manager Raymond James Financial Advisor Melbourne, FL

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