Krypto is waiting, but is considering selling TIPs to take that allocation down to 5%. Procceds would go to cash, then stocks once this beefer selling subsides.
The beefers decided to sell yesterday. Why ?
The Fed ? Nope, that just confirmed the obvious, that US economic growth was sluggish.
Unemployment claims numbers have been showing that for many weeks.
The Fed policy change ? Nope, that's a positive, as mortgage refinancing would have severely and quickly contracted the monetary bases from mortgage prepayments. Also, the drop in Treasuries is good. The window for corporations and homeowners to lock in lifetime low interest rates for long term financing is now a big, broad bay window, as wide as a barn door.
These actions will create a strong foundation for a huge new bull market in a couple years, led by the big caps.
So Why ?
Because beefers simply act like a herd now. Some start selling and the quants hop onto the trend. And no real buyers exists at these moderate, middling levels. Heck, almost no real buyers exist anymore anywhere. The Street and beefers and computer traders have driven them all away. It has become pointless to follow market action - all is now simply the transient fluctuations - often large - of beefer funds running computer trading models.
Patient real buyers like Krypto simply sit and wait for lower prices. Then we buy.
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