“The Wall of Worry is Gone”
– Zero Hedge, September 15, 2017.
“Every bull market climbs a wall of worry and with a rush of enthusiasm, leaps over only to find ‘Murphy’ waiting.”
– Institutional Advisors, at the peaks in 2007 and 2000. As well as now.
Through the summer we received questions about how the stock market could roll over after registering high momentum and sentiment readings on the surge into June. Then in August, the DJIA soared to accomplish the same excesses. And as we have been noting if this arose in 2017, the action could set a cyclical peak, rather than another trading high as in 2015. Our target since the April Springboard Buy has been that New York could accomplish the final surge of the bull market into September.
The Zero Hedge chart provides fresh and vivid indication of excess – at a key time.
Of course, the stock exchange is a market of individual stocks, and Wall Street has been doing its best in suggesting individual stocks represents attractive value. No need to change investor’s behavior.
Maybe this could soon be criticized.
Checklist for a Top
With buoyant action into September it is appropriate to review our “Checklist”.
Is the market up when it should be? Yes. The action has been likely to accomplish a final thrust into September and perhaps into early October.
Are there signs of speculation? Yes. This piece provides outstanding examples.
How sound is the fundamental story? The prospect of a pro-business administration is now in the market but has yet to be achieved.