Since my last post, the Dow plunged by 700 points before making a partial recovery. Lately, the market is giving many mixed signals, so be very cautious. I still believe that being on the sidelines in cash is the most prudent strategy right now.
The stock market has reached extreme overbought levels, similar to 2000 and 2007. Nevertheless, in the short-term it’s possible the market can get even more overbought. In my opinion, the smartest move right now is to be almost all in cash and wait for the signal to buy puts or inverse ETFs (only the most experienced should short stocks, and stay away from leveraged ETFs). What are the signals? Examples: An intraday reversal, a sudden plunge in the indexes, or intense selling on strong volume. This market is extremely vulnerable so caution is strongly advised. Cash is your friend right now.
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