Date: November 10, 2015

Pullback Orderly and Constructive So Far

The pullback that began last Wednesday in the major stock market indices continues. It’s been orderly and constructive so far and if the super bullish case remains, it should wrap up sooner than later. The stock market is digesting the better than expected employment report and is coming to terms with a December rate hike by the Fed.

The banks and discretionary continue to lead which is a positive sign over the intermediate-term. Transports are transitioning to leadership and that’s also a good sign. Energy is trying to step up as I type this and that group offers a nice risk/reward.

I have gone from very positive to very concerned about high yield bonds. With the strong stock backdrop, they should be acting a whole lot better.

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Paul Schatz, President, Heritage Capital