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A Trend Asset Allocation Model review

Preface: Explaining our market timing models We maintain several market timing models, each with differing time horizons. The “Ultimate Market Timing Model” is a long-term market timing model based on the research outlined in our post, Building the ultimate market timing model. This model tends to generate only a handful of signals each decade.   The Trend...

New highs can beget more new highs

The Dow, S&P 500 and NASDAQ Composite all achieved new all-time highs last week. It is said that there is nothing more bullish than a stock making a new high. This is not a time for caution. Higher stock prices are ahead.     Here are the reasons why I am bullish.     Bullish...

How frothy is the stock market?

Mid-week market update: Now that the Dow, S&P 500, and NASDAQ Composite have risen to an all-time high on the back of a slightly softer than expected CPI report, and Keith Gill, otherwise known as Roaring Kitty, and the meme stock brigade is back, how frothy is this stock market? Just look at the surge...

5 reasons you may have not have thought of to be bullish

Preface: Explaining our market timing models We maintain several market timing models, each with differing time horizons. The “Ultimate Market Timing Model” is a long-term market timing model based on the research outlined in our post, Building the ultimate market timing model. This model tends to generate only a handful of signals each decade.   The Trend...

Beware of the AI hangover

Artificial Intelligence (AI) related stocks have been on an absolute tear. The Magnificent Seven, which is one proxy for AI plays, has beaten the S&P 500 for six consecutive quarters. But the degree of outperformance is decelerating. This looks like the early stages of an AI hangover.     I believe AI stocks are overhyped...

A new breadth thrust buy signal?

Mid-week market update: Bulls were disappointed when the Zweig Breadth Thrust buy signal didn’t achieve its objective when the ZBT Indicator failed to rise from oversold to overbought in 10 trading days. But they received a consolation when it reached a late overbought reading on Monday, which was two days late.     Do the...

What’s driving stock prices right now?

Preface: Explaining our market timing models We maintain several market timing models, each with differing time horizons. The “Ultimate Market Timing Model” is a long-term market timing model based on the research outlined in our post, Building the ultimate market timing model. This model tends to generate only a handful of signals each decade.   The Trend...

Value or growth? Here’s an analytical framework for decision making

Should you be a value or growth investor?   The accompanying chart shows the historical record. In the last 20 years, growth has handily beaten value. The U.S. value/growth track record closely tracked the international developed value/growth record until 2023, when AI-related plays in the U.S. went on a tear. Such stocks weren’t readily available...

Macro events have been big nothingburgers

Mid-week market update: The big macro events of this week hasn’t really moved the needle on risk appetite. The market didn’t react much to the Quarterly Refunding Announcement detailing the schedule of Treasury issuance. The JOLTS report showed slightly weaker than expected job openings, but quits and layoffs declined as well, indicating a general deceleration...

Time to tiptoe back into Big Tech?

Preface: Explaining our market timing models We maintain several market timing models, each with differing time horizons. The “Ultimate Market Timing Model” is a long-term market timing model based on the research outlined in our post, Building the ultimate market timing model. This model tends to generate only a handful of signals each decade.   The Trend...