Never Forget

The market sold off this week as a result of the convergence of weak seasonals, poor momentum, eroding market internals, a very confusing message from the economic data, and a lack of clarity about what the Fed will do next.

The market sold off this week as a result of the convergence of weak seasonals, poor momentum, eroding market internals, a very confusing message from the economic data, and a lack of clarity about what the Fed will do next.

Plus, don’t forget the fact that Apple (the highest weighted component of key US Equity Indexes) lost an important legal issue regarding its app store, killing its stock which was down -5% on Friday.

We have gone through an 11-month period without a 5% correction in the S&P 500.

It is about this time that you hear the repeated chants of “The Trend is Your Friend”, “Don’t Fight the Fed” and so many others. They help maintain the optimism that this great bull market will continue long into the future.

As we have pointed out recently, it is our belief that it is during these times that we need to exercise continued vigilance.

Since the beginning of our company 24 years ago, we have utilized our floor trading experience to develop our RMP (Risk Managed Process), which uses our proprietary indicators and algorithms to recognize market trends and manage risk in ways that most traders don’t.

These risk management techniques are integral to our long-term investment strategies’ success. If you are a follower of Mish’s Premium service, you will also note that her team never puts on a trade without stops and targets to manage risk as well.

This week alone, while the markets were in a downward, negative moves we were taking $ off the table, including hitting targets in several of our investment models.

However, we want you to remember that utilizing our investment models means following the signals based on the data, allowing the removal of personal bias, political beliefs, and emotions from your investments.

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