The stock market has spoken and it seems clear that we’re stuck in between some pretty significant levels of support and resistance. This argues for more of a sideways mess type of a market vs a complete collapse, at least for now.
We’ve laid out some important prices where something more substantial would be possible. We’ve successfully held above those key prices. A few examples are Technology $XLK above the 2000 highs, Regional Banks $KRE & Broker Dealers $IAI above their respective 2007 highs. In the indexes, 2660 in the S&P500 is a big one. We’re not going to have a complete collapse if these assets are above those levels. It’s if and when we’re below them that the real problems could start.
All of this suggests that we’re in more of a sideways range type market, at least for now. In that environment, if we’re going to buy stocks, we want to buy strength. I don’t think it’s worth messing around looking for mean reversions. We want to buy what has already been working compared to the rest during the past 2 months of selling pressure.