From the desk of Willie Delwiche.
As we’ve still yet to see a decisive shift to a risk-on environment, caution remains the general guiding principle for this market. At the same time, there are opportunities in crypto that we’d like to take advantage of.
In the Cyclical portfolio, we’re shifting domestic equity exposure from small-caps (IJR) to mid-caps (IJH). Small-caps have been stuck below a now-falling 50-day average for nearly two months, and our industry group rankings show small-cap groups losing relative strength versus both large-caps and mid-caps.
Two things to note in the Tactical Opportunity portfolio update – a change that is being made and one that is not being made. First, we’re putting some cash to work by adding a 5% position to Ethereum (ETHE). Breakouts are being seen across the crypto space, and we want to follow that strength. Second, we’re keeping our exposure to commodities (DBC) for now. We’re giving it the benefit of the doubt, as the longer-term up-trend remains intact.