Hey, Ross here:
And as the debt clown show in Washington continues, here’s a chart that shows why this is likely just a temporary anchor on the market.
Chart of the Day
The above chart – courtesy of the fine folks at All Star Charts – shows the relative performance of the S&P 500 compared to Treasury bonds.
Most of us here don’t really pay attention to the bond markets because we don’t trade it – but it can be worth looking at to give us helpful signals.
As you can see in the above chart, stocks are breaking out to new all-time highs relative to bonds.
Remember, both stocks AND bonds are being weighed down by the debt ceiling debacle right now.
So even though the market’s performance over the past few days seems lackluster, understand that investors are still far more optimistic about stocks than it might seem on the surface.
Don’t let the clowns in Washington weigh you down. This too, shall pass.
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Insight of the Day
Being able to tell the difference between fundamental market trends and hyped-up noise is a critical skill.
The Fed’s rampant money printing led to an inflationary spiral that has now resulted in the highest interest rates in over 15 years – which naturally brought down the stock market.
That’s why every smart trader knew that the 2021 bull market could never last – and why I switched to mostly shorting stocks in 2022.
It was a fundamental market trend you could see coming based on simple economic forces.
The debt ceiling debacle is nothing like that.
It’s just hyped-up noise – because the REAL trend is that this literally happens every year. And every year they raise the debt ceiling “just in time” to avoid a catastrophic default.
Yet, because many market participants are unable to distinguish fundamental market trends from hyped-up noise (you can thank the news media for that) – we’re seeing the debt ceiling nonsense keep weighing down markets.
The good news is that this creates plenty of opportunities to get in on leading stocks at attractive prices.
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Embrace the surge,
Editor, Stock Surge Daily