The market had a productive week. Although it basically ended flat to slightly down for the week, volatility seems to be calming down and the major indexes have regained important levels and seem to be holding above them with decent support.
We are still getting some strong intraday moves, but significantly less than we have had since the start of the year. All the major indexes are still in the red for the year (except the Nasdaq, which is showing a slight gain), but if this stabilization continues, I would assume the general market will start making gains very soon.
Last week, I expressed my concern that the market recovered a bit too quickly, but with this week’s sideways consolidation I am less concerned about the quick drop and subsequent rise from the past few weeks. If the market is being supported by buyers at this level, then we have little to be concerned about moving forward.
I really don’t have much concern at this stage. If I were forced to name something that isn’t ideal, I would say that the smaller companies are less favored right now than the midsized … which just implies that the large institutional investors are putting their money in larger (i.e. more stable) positions. Given the large run up last year, this doesn’t surprise me that some caution is occurring.
All seems good in the market, given its’ protective nature our flagship strategy just needs a little more time for the volatility to calm more before we get in. I would be surprised if we are not fully invested in the market before the middle of next week. If things progress, we will most likely be entering in our “the One” strategy in a day or two. Our other two strategies entered two weeks ago and are sitting on a bit of profit, but nothing significant as of yet.
For now, we hold and wait for the market to continue its’ consolidation and hopefully its’ previous uptrend.
Hope you have a wonderful and safe weekend.
Resnn Investments, LLC