We’ve been able to avoid some short-term messy sort of action lately. We’ll take it. The breadth internals of the market had been suggesting since early March that something was wrong. The major indexes breaking uptrend lines further emphasized those characteristics of distribution. Momentum putting in bearish divergences at the highs from Q4 and Q1 this year also pointed to more neutral positioning towards equities. Most of our upside targets had also been achieved by early March and that was difficult to ignore. It’s a weight-of-the-evidence approach for me, there’s no question.
Today we’re going to make the bullish case for US Stocks. Not that I think we rip higher every day from here and we need to buy everything in sight, but I do think it’s worth paying attention to the developments from early this week. I also want to pinpoint exactly what we want to see moving forward before getting full on aggressive towards US Stocks as we did in July last year and in late January before that.