bear food? asia is down, futures are down
I think that this correction might have some legs. Last weeks bearish action saw alot of stocks, though not the market itself, have their low for the week wednesday before ending a bit higher on Friday.
As is always relevant: I am not an expert on timing the market, and in general I have always presumed to know nothing about the short term moves on the market.
That noted, I have noticed that the market going up on what is apparently not good news, or the market going down on what is apparently not that bad of news, might have acted so far in this bear market as a leading indicator of the market being about to turn.
So late last week we had some generally positive news, but the market sank Friday anyway. And if we get some generally positive news this week and the market sinks anyway, I will start deploying the cash that I have on the sidelines.
I do not think that we are going to get anywhere near the previous lows (march 9, nov 20), but I think a correction of another 10% is not out of the question.
This blog is one that may very well not prove to be very intelligent in retrospect. i cannot overestate that I can not see the future and do not have a great track record of calling market turns. I boldly predicted that earnings season would see the market turn back down, and then Wells Fargo turned it around and it just kept going. I boldly predicted that the S&P had no chance of hitting 930 and hedged accordingly and lost some money on that hedge. But i'm trying to get a feel for the dynamic and these wild swing cycles.
And I think the market correction this time might have some legs.
Nothing we can do about it but take a hedge, and ready some cash to buy whatever stocks you really like on the dip.
Remember, if the marke twent up 0.1% every day that would be very comforting, but in the long run it wouldn't make you as much money as huge dips can.