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Saturday, February 23, 2019

Bull Market Update - New Record High!

Weekend Market Update

After spending a short time down over 20% making a "Christmas Bottom" for the bear market, when it was a great time to buy (See Buy Alerts below) all major US markets are now out of the bear, out of the "10% correction zone" and nearing new highs again.

As of Feb. 23, 2019 I have a new RECORD high in my newsletter "Explore Portfolio" while the S&P 500 broke above its 200-day moving average but remains about 5% off its high. 

This last chart shows the markets vs the Fed Funds rate back to the mid 1990s.

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Monday, December 24, 2018

Official Bear Market

Today the S&P 500 and Total Stock Market Index (VTSMX and its ETF VTI) entered official bear markets.
These are painful, but if you raised cash following my newsletter, then you have plenty of cash to go shopping during the Holiday Sales!

An example of some of my sell alerts

The infamous FAANG stocks (table below) remind me of the "Nifty Fifty" in many ways.

On a closing basis, you could stretch the truth and say we haven't hit an "official bear market" yet since the S&P 500 is "only down 19.8%.  But if you round to zero decimal places then the S&P 500 is down 20%.  

 Bob Brinker has taught for decades, what really matters is the Total Stock Market index (VTSMX) and that as well into a bear market due to the small cap stocks getting hit harder than the large cap stocks.

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