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Morning Commentary

Runaway Market

By Charles Payne, CEO & Principal Analyst
4/2/2019 9:26 AM
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It was a runaway market on Monday with monster gains on the first day of trading for the month. The train has left the station; and now, professional investors need to climb onboard, even though they make big money for mediocrity anyway.

NYSE

NASDAQ

U.S. Manufacturing Renaissance

The market was higher, but by no means were gains secure until the release of the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Manufacturing data. The 55.3 reading was up from January and better than expected. Key Components:

The results added octane to the rally, which in turn, triggered buy programs and lots of fence-sitters.

ISM Manufacturing, February 2019

Manufacturing’s biggest obstacle is workers, as the unemployment number nears an all-time low.

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Communication Services

1

Consumer Discretionary

4

Consumer Staples

1

Energy

1

Financials

1

Healthcare

2

Industrial

4

Materials

3

Real Estate

0

Technology

2

Utilities

0

Cash

1

 

Today’s Session

We begin the session with higher estimates for first quarter growth after MacroMavens adjusted its estimate to 1.7% from 1.3%, JP Chase 2.0% from 1.5% and the Atlanta Fed to 2.1% from 1.7%.

The strong rebound in manufacturing and construction spending not only moved the stock market and GDP estimates higher, but the ten-year yield rose 9.6 basis points to 2.5%.

The inversion with the three-month yield, which lasted five sessions, is over. Yet, many wonder if it lasted long enough to suggest a recession in the next 52-weeks.

Gold is at a three-week low as well, so macro anxiety continues to improve, and confidence is building. The dark clouds that held back the economy in the fourth quarter have passed, and those remaining question marks, including a potential U.S. China trade deal, are going to happen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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