Market Performance For The Prior Week
The Good News
People are continuing to spend
BofA: signs that the Delta-lull is passing and a mini-reopening cycle is starting pic.twitter.com/NOQF69scma
— Mike Zaccardi, CFA, CMT (@MikeZaccardi) September 16, 2021
And there’s some hope we’ll start seeing lower peaks in Covid cases
“Lower peaks ..”
(via JPMorgan) pic.twitter.com/EnMhC2fDH5
— Carl Quintanilla (@carlquintanilla) September 15, 2021
And there’s still a lot of money and spending out there
US Retail Sales are down slightly from their peak in April but still 19% above pre-covid levels and up 13% year-over-year. The stimulus money is still driving above-trend consumer spending.
— Charlie Bilello (@charliebilello) September 16, 2021
The Mixed News
Earnings will probably remain strong, but estimates can only keep rising for so long
Wondering why #stocks are doing well??
— Michael Kantrowitz, CFA (@MichaelKantro) September 15, 2021
The Bad News
Earnings revisions are already showing signs of peaking
And investor sentiment is dropping
Sentiment unwind is happening, fast: AAII bears rise to highest level since Oct 2020, bulls drop to lowest level since Jul 2020. pic.twitter.com/PeXnNZ6vt7
— Willie Delwiche (@WillieDelwiche) September 16, 2021
The State Of The Market
It’s been a while since we’ve seen a 5% pullback
This Ain't It
"The index has been within 5% of its all-time high for the last 220 days. This streak, which looks like it’s coming to an end, is the 8th longest, going back to 1950."https://t.co/a6Lv94MDZG
— Ritholtz Wealth (@RitholtzWealth) September 20, 2021
$SPY volume (the People's Fear Gauge) was over $70b today, well into the freak out zone. The last time $SPY traded this much was March 2020. Altho it's had a couple spasms since and nothing much came of it. The key is whether this volume is sustained vs one-off. Tomorrow imp. pic.twitter.com/bBs20KFCIr
— Eric Balchunas (@EricBalchunas) September 20, 2021
China fears, and most notably the impending default of Evergrande, are a big reason why
— Christophe Barraud🛢 (@C_Barraud) September 21, 2021
Here’s a good thread digging deeper on Evergrande
Evergrande is the train wreck that the financial world and media can’t help but watch.
Here’s breakdown on the story: pic.twitter.com/P9ncxSFWW9
— Sahil Bloom (@SahilBloom) September 20, 2021
Be weary of the Lehman comparisons
— Urban Carmel (@ukarlewitz) September 21, 2021
And supply shortages are getting worse and worse
How backed up is global trade?
The number of container ships waiting to enter LA and Long Beach reached an all-time high of 65 vessels yesterday.
— Morning Brew ☕️ (@MorningBrew) September 17, 2021
— jeroen blokland (@jsblokland) September 17, 2021
US supply-chain bottlenecks persist. pic.twitter.com/F5tHlx7Oqj
— (((The Daily Shot))) (@SoberLook) September 16, 2021
And options expiring are playing a role
Wild x 2: Short term options – maturing in two weeks or less – also account for 71 per cent of all equity option volumes. pic.twitter.com/3zcvANi7BG
— Robin Wigglesworth (@RobinWigg) September 17, 2021
— Carl Quintanilla (@carlquintanilla) September 17, 2021
This Cyberkong (#670) sold for $3,178 in June. Today, it sold for $356,291.
Each original Cyberkong generates 10 bananas a day for its owner. Each banana is currently worth $45.15 and the market cap on bananas alone is $5.24 million.
This is getting tougher to follow. pic.twitter.com/GKyAL36eOW
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) September 16, 2021
Charts Of The Week
The housing crisis is a global phenomenon. pic.twitter.com/5SkYd09io0
— Steve Saretsky (@SteveSaretsky) September 20, 2021
and by popular demand if you miss best 10 and worst 10 days you beat the market by a bit. pic.twitter.com/P7CK3vfnZa
— David Taggart-PDMacro.com (@DavidTaggart) September 17, 2021
Missing out on bull markets is FAR more costly than holding throughout bear markets pic.twitter.com/kjcwrAEuKA
— Brian Feroldi (@BrianFeroldi) September 18, 2021
second mover advantage pic.twitter.com/RYlTHYkzv4
— Callum Thomas (@Callum_Thomas) September 17, 2021
Today's valuations are still below those of the tech bubble and nifty fifty. These comparisons are interesting, but also lead people to believe we should brace for impact. Instead, brace with diversification. pic.twitter.com/M6hhxB3JtY
— Liz Young (@LizYoungStrat) September 17, 2021
Maybe we shouldn't have illustrated this as a pyramid lol https://t.co/PyUApzxrJu
— Frank Chaparro (@fintechfrank) September 16, 2021
Make sure that you own the 1.5% of all stocks that generate #wealth.
The trick is being lucky enough to #pick which stocks will be THOSE stocks over the next 30-years. @RealInvAdvice @soberlook pic.twitter.com/4eNzgb9osb
— Lance Roberts (@LanceRoberts) September 17, 2021
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