Members should have received a summary report on all actionable stocks emailed to members during the past week as well as a more comprehensive list spanned the last several weeks. That includes a summary on VUZI which is looking to perform strongly again today as it trades about 5% higher before the open.
Major averages rose Friday on lower volume. The number of actionable stocks together with the constructive price/volume action signals higher prices ahead. The market has shot straight up, but pullbacks have so far been minimal with buying pressure coming in to support the markets. That said, markets spent most of 2015 coming up to new highs then doing an about-face back into the base. While this could happen again, the S&P 500 is nearly 2% above prior highs which is more than the index ever was able to achieve in 2015. Quantitative easing seems more pronounced now, especially post-Brexit.
Earnings kick into high gear this week and more than a dozen central banks, including the Federal Reserve, hold policy meetings. The Bank of Japan meets this week and the US Fed concludes its two day meeting this Wednesday at 2 pm ET. The post-Brexit stance among central banks has been to insure liquidity via quantitative easing. The market has responded by shooting higher from post-Brexit lows.
The central bank is widely expected to hold interest rates steady and delay any possible rate increase in September because of Brexit which has contributed to the continued uncertainty about the economic outlook. According to one analyst, “The expectations of a Fed rate hike by the end of the year have faded to zero. In contrary, the market is pricing in more than 50% chances for an interest-rate cut in the U.S. by March 2017."
Of course, as we have said in prior reports, any hike could be much further down the road than what the market currently expects.