Major averages rose Friday, finishing midbar on lower volume on a weak jobs report. The lower volume came as little surprise ahead of the 3-day weekend. Meanwhile, a number of leading stocks including some key stocks we have emailed to members continue to show much strength, such as PI, MELI, and BABA.
Indeed, it seems the vote has been cast, at least during Friday's trade, that delaying a rate hike is good for the market since it means more quantitative easing overall. Of course, this perception is subject to change without notice. Friday's midbar close suggests there are some who dissent from this view, arguing that after years of money printing at home and abroad via various forms of QE, the global economy remains deeply troubled.
As one substantial example, China's troubles were placed on display for the world to see in August of last year then again in January of this year. But then the markets found a floor and rallied each time back toward new highs.
Indeed, quantitative easing has been a most formidable opponent to anyone who's been a long term bear since 2009.
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