With the stock market (as seen in the S&P500) recently near the 1020 level, there is no debating that the rally since the early March lows of 666 has been a very strong one. Also, there have been very strong rallies in other markets as well (Nasdaq, Emerging Markets, Debt Markets, etc.) Below is the 1-Year Daily … Read moreWhat Is The Stock Market “Telling” Us?
As seen in the Fortune story of June 15 titled “Economy in ‘early stages of repair’”: “The stock market’s rally serves as “broad validation” of the Obama administration’s financial rescue efforts, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner said Monday.” While ostensibly this is correct, and commonly-held theory states that a stock market rally would precede an economic … Read moreIs The Stock Market Rally a ‘Validation’?
One phrase that I have heard mentioned a few times is that the economic and market declines of 2008-early2009 created a “Opportunity of a Lifetime” to buy stocks, businesses, and other assets. I am not sure what reasoning is used to justify the “Opportunity of a Lifetime” phrase (and no reasoning has been provided). It would … Read more“Opportunity of a Lifetime”?
My view on the stock market rally (as seen by the S&P500, often denoted on this blog as SPX) that began on March 6 (at ~666) and peaked on Friday (at ~951) is that it is a bear market rally. And it certainly has been generous, given the fundamentals of the economy. I think it is … Read moreBear Market Rally