NAAIM Speaks is monthly newsletter containing market insights and analysis from NAAIM member firms. This newsletter is designed to provide a plethora of market analysis, indicators, some occasional humor, as well as a summary of NAAIM’s proprietary Dynamic Asset Allocation Model and Managers Exposure Index. The report is for informational uses only and is not to be construed as investment advice.
What Will It Take?
By: David Moenning, Heritage Capital Research
It is worth noting that the stock market “action” has been a bit better of late. As in, there weren’t any sudden, violent declines that appeared out of nowhere last week. But the key question at this stage of the game is, what will it take to get the bears to head back into hibernation?
Staving Off Recession, For Now
By: Paul Schatz, Heritage Capital LLC
Markets seem to be in the good news is bad news regime as a stronger economy means more inflation and a more aggressive Fed. For all those declaring the US is or has been in recession, this mortally wounds that argument. While employment data is usually the last to fall, this report clearly says that the fall did not happen nor start just yet.
Recession Will Follow When…
By: Ryan C. Redfern ShadowRidge Asset Management
The Federal reserve is now admitting that we may be heading towards a recession. We have been saying it seemed likely for quite a while now. They’ve been behind on raising rates for over a year, so now it seems like they are playing catch-up. The last domino to fall, in our opinion, is when we see a shift to higher unemployment. Then recession should soon follow.
The Message From the NAAIM Indicator Wall
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This time, we’re featuring the Early Warning Board , which is designed to suggest when the market may be ripe for a reversal on a short-term basis.
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Nothing Has Changed (Yet)
By: Rob Bernstein, RGB Capital Group
The S&P 500 Index, as well as most of the major stock market indices, staged strong rallies since mid-June. The index was up 6.3% since June 16th but that rally did little to change the overall trend. In short, there is no indication that the current bear market decline is over and market risk remains elevated…
Bears Firmly In Control
By: Craig Thompson, President Asset Solutions
Market technicals started to become bearish in Q1 – Q2 of last year. Since then, market technicals have continued to deteriorate and major market indexes rolled over at the beginning of this year. Today, I’ll summarize the different technical categories that have helped us to anticipate the market downturn and how they look currently….
The NAAIM Dynamic Allocation Model
Designed to be a value-add benefit to membership, NAAIM offers a Dynamic Asset Allocation Model based on the NAAIM Indicator Wall of indicators and models. The overall objective of the model portfolio is to dynamically adapt to changing market environments and to keep equity exposure in line with conditions. The model targets a normalized allocation of 60% stocks and 40% Bonds.
Here is this week’s model allocation:
The model has been run live on the NAAIM website for several years and has demonstrated the ability to reduce exposure to market risk during negative environments such as those seen in 2015-16 and 2018.
The NAAIM Dynamic Allocation Model is for illustrative and informational purposes only, and does not in any way represent an endorsement by NAAIM or an investment recommendation.
Watching and Waiting
By: Sam and Bo Bills Bills Asset Management
While the markets have drifted up a bit this week, the story remains much the same. The Fed tightening is a huge headwind for the market to weather. Throw in what is expected to be weaker earnings and
cautionary forecasts and it becomes much more than a headwind! Absent a 180 from the Fed or a cease fire in Ukraine, it is
hard to imagine the market continuing to go up much further than the above resistance levels…
Risk Remains Elevated
By: Dexter P. Lyons Issachar Fund
My perception of risk is still high as NASDAQ 100 has rallied into its 50-DMA line of resistance on light volume. Nothing has changed, nor do I see it changing, so I expect the market to drift sideways to down in this trendless market. Anything can happen, and I stand ready to change my opinion if fundamentally strong stocks set up properly…
The NAAIM Member Exposure Index
The NAAIM Exposure Index represents the average exposure to US Equity markets as reported by our members in the organization’s weekly survey. Note that many NAAIM members are risk managers and tend to reduce exposure to the markets during high risk environments.
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