From the desk of Steve Strazza @sstrazza
At the beginning of each week, we publish performance tables for a variety of different asset classes and categories along with commentary on each.
Looking at the past helps put the future into context. In this post, we review the absolute and relative trends at play and preview some of the things we’re watching to profit in the weeks and months ahead.
The same themes that we’ve been pounding the table on more or less continue to drive primary trends.
In recent weeks, we’ve seen some rotation back into Large and Mega-Caps, which has propelled the major indices to new highs, while SMIDs are still resiliently consolidating. While the list of negative data points has grown, it’s still not close to anything that warrants concern.
Developed Markets, particularly European equities, are resolving higher across the board — a move confirmed by strong breadth and bullish internals. In short, we continue to see strong equity market participation around the Globe.
We’re also seeing signs of another leg higher for the Commodity complex as more positive economic data pours in.
Ultimately, risk markets remain in a healthy state right now.