This morning the Federal Reserve, along with the Bank of Canada,
Bank of England, Bank of Japan, European Central Bank and Swiss
National Bank, pumped up liquidity through various forms of
currency swaps to allow financial institutions easier access to
funding. This move followed China's decision last night to cut the
reserve requirement ratio for its banks in a bid to jumpstart what
appears to be a plummeting economy.
Will these moves fix all that ails the global economy? Hardly,
but it's clear that governments across the world are will do
anything and everything to avoid a freeze-up in consumer spending.
I've harped on this point many times before, and believe it now
more than ever.
For better or for worse, politicians now use the direction of
the market indices as a scorecard for their performance. As much as
high unemployment is a big factor, seeing shrinking 401k, IRA, and
other retirement accounts tends to cause an even bigger call to
action, and one could argue an even faster response.
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It may seem like we are getting super-bullish here at
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but that is hardly the case. When you consider we only recommend
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super-cautious in the current economic environment. That said, we
want to always be looking for new places for investors to put money
to work. Remember, the best investors in the world rarely ever sit
in 100% cash (or even 50% cash, for that matter) for any extended
period of time, so there's no reason for us to, either.
Following the liquidity hailstorm, the financials certainly
received the initial boost of investor optimism, but the stronger
moves appeared to be in the commodity space with stocks like Joy
), Peabody Energy (
), Freeport McMoran (
), and BHP Billiton (
) jumping up nicely. The biggest gains of came in the higher beta
momentum names like MasterCard (
), Cummins Inc. (
), FedEx (
), and Estee Lauder (
). The price action today certainly favored the momentum crowd
(traders), so don't be alarmed if the higher-yielding names were
are not as strong as you may have hoped on such a big market spike
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