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KILL ZONE: FED Takes Us Over The EDGE!
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2018 RALLY: THE MARKET IS PRIMED
This is certainly not a value investor’s dream. We have been enjoying a bull market in real estate and U.S. equities, almost uninterrupted, for nine years and three months.Opportunities are few and far between.
In fact, in my Wealth Stocks Portfolio, which makes up close to 63% of my total net worth, I’m finding it harder and harder to find world-class dividend raisers, trading at discounted multiples.
So far, in 2018, I’ve been building positions with Kimberly-Clark, General Mills, and Owens & Minor, but in a universe of 1,238 stocks, which our proprietary database is monitoring, 1,193 are either fairly valued or overvalued.
Remember, the biggest gains are made when buying after major corrections or sustained bear markets.
In February, the S&P 500 experienced its first major correction in years – it had caused psychological damage to retail investors, lured into buying stocks in early 2018, after shying away from them for the majority of the decade.
I’m bullish again because the economy is now primed for a major stock market rally, the last big one, before the cyclical top hits.
As Wealth Research Group outlined many times before, our forecast for the Dow Jones stands firm at 36,000 points, a 43% move from today’s price.
For the S&P 500, we see an additional 38% upside, putting our end-of-cycle forecast at roughly 3,840 points.
The NASDAQ, which we see as the best of the three, has a 56% upside potential, putting our projected price at over 12,000 points.
The coming months will prove to be the base of this rally, which will intensify in 2019 and will probably end in in late 2019 or early in 2020.
Militarily speaking, a Kill Zone is an area entirely covered by direct fire in order to trap enemy forces and destroy them swiftly. At investing, it is the period, where the largest gains can be made in the shortest timespan with the least amount of risk. It’s financial magic.
Here are the underlying facts, which put us in the Kill Zone right now:
- Unemployment Levels: Recessions and market tops occur when unemployment rates bottom and begin to rise sharply. Then, the economy stalls, as the chart below clearly shows.
<pTake a look at where we are today:
We are in the clear, in that regard, as the last data published shows the U.S. has struck record low numbers of jobless claims being filed.
With the upcoming expansion in the number of states to fully legalize cannabis and with new jobs openings in the blockchain and Artificial Intelligence industries, companies are hiring at this time.
- Inflation And Interest Rates: We’re right where we want this to be. The FED Funds Rate is 1% below the 10-yr yield on Treasury bonds, which means the danger zone, is four rate hikes away, or at least one year away from a slowdown effect. Our monitor is sensitive to times when the FED Funds Rate, currently at 2%, catches up to the 10-yr bond yield.
Stocks can rally big-time, as retail investors are cashed-up, following wage growth and tax cuts.
It’s time to make 6-12 month trades, which can pay-off big.
- Strong USD: Due to the risks in the European block, mainly, the USD is rallying, but this trend has no real legs.
We’re already seeing silver trading above $17 and gold hovering above $1,300, as we predicted this past Sunday, but the commodities sector rally hasn’t even made its presence felt.
This is the missing piece of the puzzle to complete the “Everything Rally” to accommodate the “Everything Bubble.”
We’re in the Kill Zone, same as we were with cryptocurrencies in 2017. In 2018, though, the money is elsewhere.
It’s all about A.I., blockchain, and cannabis legalization this year – a trifecta, and we’d be wise to bet big on these three horses.
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