On Wednesday, although most of the major equity indices finished lower with the S&P eking out a small gain, the session saw many more declining issues than winning issues. I bring this up because the notion of the “market” being up or down is so misleading when it’s reported in the news. The Dow Jones Industrial Average could be higher with the majority of its 30 components down on the session and visa-versa.
Your aim as an investor is to create your own market.
Build and manage a portfolio where you are in control, and the names are selected based on the ability to deliver stronger returns. Even when the object is a yield, you have the power to own stocks where big dividends aren’t erased by big hits to the principal.
This is one reason I like to share the market breadth with subscribers, which is a better look at the true nature of the session. Yesterday, the market breadth wasn’t great. However, against the notion of market consolidation and more media hysteria on the Chinese trade front, I think investors showed they want to be in the mix for the next leg higher.
New Highs 106
New Highs 92
New Lows 33
New Lows 76
Up Volume 1.71 billion
Up Volume 1.05 billion
Down Volume 2.80 billion
Down Volume 1.33 billion
Let Me Emphasize
It looks as if the market is spinning its wheels, but the current action is classic consolidation of gains, allowing weaker hands to sell while holding above previous key resistance points. It looks boring; perhaps foreboding to some, but this is good stuff. Pay attention to the market- it is telling us where to be for the next big move higher.
Charles V. Payne
I continue to see the best value opportunities in the Industrial sector. We added two more fresh names to the model portfolio, as my favorite open ideas in the model portfolio are up too much for new subscribers to be on the same page as subscribers that might have much lower entry prices.
On that note, when you are buying a stock that’s up a lot for the session but down a lot for the year, you are NOT chasing fundamentals. There are times when you might consider buying a stock that is in the highs but only under the notion you are chasing fundamentals.
Initial jobless claims for the week of November 2 declined by 8,000 to 211,000 and near 50-year lows.