Stock indexes are now in full-blown retreat, as I intimated from last week’s blog caption ‘It drops slowly – then all at once’. Last week the Dow lost almost 2,000 pts. See what I mean? Markets usually fall a lot faster than they rise as is encapsulated in the aphorism You fall out of the window faster than you climb the stairs.
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The last holdout of the Great Asset Mania – the Dow and S&P – made their final highs just this month. The other major indexes, such as the Russell 2000, Nasdaq and especially China, have already topped (the Nasdaq and Russell 2000 in November). China topped a year ago and is off by a whopping 30%.
I believe last week will go down in history as the week that stock indexes rolled over into long term bear markets. That marks the end of the Great Asset Mania. The world is entering a much more conservative phase where rampant speculation will no longer be rewarded. And savings accounts will be treasured, rather than shunned as they are today.
Because I was side-tracked by ideology (a really bad habit), I missed a few fabulous trades last year including the incredible stock index markets along with surging Tesla (and Bitcoin). On the plus side, I nailed the huge rallies in many commodities including Crude Oil, NatGas, Coffee, Soybeans, Corn, Wheat, Cotton and a few others. The gains there have been massive and helps ease the pain of my misses.