Markets getting smacked and high-beta is where the most damage is being done, of course. Energy and commodities smacked down again today too. Is it a bear market? The average stock is down much more than the broader indices which are being held up by a select few stocks that have held their own and are still up big from the 15,500 lows we saw at the bottom of the last mini-crash.
Is it time to get aggressive and buy? Nope, I don’t think so, not quite yet. One more whoosh down and I’ll likely start to add a few more names from my wish list along with adding to the longs.
It’s important to note that I’m not even trying to time the markets when I say: “One more whoosh down and I’ll likely start to add a few more names from my wish list along with adding to the longs.” Rather, the whoosh down will take down some of the stocks I already own and some stocks that I am considering buying such as QRVO, SIMO and a couple others to valuation levels that would make them almost too tempting to pass up. I might add them to the portfolio in a small dose soon anyway, so that it removes the pressure of trying to time/hope for another near-term market whoosh down that might or might not come anyway.
“I’m not nearly as wildly bullish about the stock market in 2015 as I was in 2011 when I wrote that and was loading up on tech stocks. That’s okay too. I don’t have to be wildly bullish or wildly bearish at any given moment. I can let my analysis drive my conclusions and let my playbook help me figure out what to own and why.”
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