From the desk of Willie Delwiche.
The new year can bring the hope of a better market environment. While it can be tempting to draw conclusions about all of 2023 from how December closed and January has begun, we would counsel patience. One lesson from 2022 is that normally reliable indicators of strength can be distorted in elevated volatility environments. The evidence has not improved and caution remains warranted. The liquidity environment remains poor, last year’s pattern of lower lows and lower highs is intact and the trend in the net new high data has not improved. Across asset classes, and both in the US and around the world, uptrends are hard to find. Gold, though, is starting to shine.
Our Weight of the Evidence Dashboard fills in the details and includes a few charts that have our attention heading into 2023.