“In a roaring bull market, knowledge is superfluous and experience is a handicap.” – Benjamin Graham
Pfäffikon SZ, Switzerland – The gurus are awake and do not predict much good. Alleged correlations are brought to the fore to reinforce the ill-founded opinions. Attention is also drawn to the sales sounds of various leading securities houses. After all, fear sells well. However, it is well known that the financial world needs the influencing of people to market their products.
Meanwhile, the battle around the 200-DMA of the S&P 500 continues. The sales pressure seems to be decreasing, but the bears are not yet defeated. This dip –or correction– is driven by sentiments about the Brexit and trade wars. It can not be ruled out that the so-called end-of-year rally will only take place a few months later. The ever-decreasing oil price may point to decreased economic activity. The Fed will raise the interest rate once again this year, but a break of interest rate increases might follow. This can give wings to the stock markets, mainly if the sentiment revolves around the Brexit and the trade wars.
Investors can prepare for a relatively short trading week. The US markets will be closed on Thursdays due to Thanksgiving this coming week.
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