Wider Market Participation
It was a strong, inclusive rally on Friday, but we begin today’s session under some pressure. Some of the morning weakness comes from declines in Asian markets driven by China’s war on businesses – especially those with large percentage of American investors (see below).
Growth is back in the driver’s seat and the biggest names report this week.
In addition, we get updates on the strength of the consumer and more on manufacturing and housing. The latter acts greats and should begin to rally higher, matching strength of the housing market.
China’s War on Capitalism
For years, it was a no-brainer to own China educational stocks. We last presented EDU on October 28, 2019, and we took profits in model portfolio on Jan 10, 2020. Even after we closed it, the stock roared back from a quick dip. But now the stock is off more than 70% from its February high as the CCP expands its war on businesses.
Wall Street is hustling to get out of these names, but it’s mostly too late. There has been so much carnage and President Xi doesn’t seem to be done (see Tencent and others this morning).
There are no changes to the Hotline Model Portfolio this morning.
Wall Street continues its game of guessing the top, which is one reason the experts continue to severely underperform against novice investors.
Meanwhile, individual investors have become far less bullish in recent weeks reflecting confusion in markets, inflation, the Delta variant and potential return of lockdowns.
Goldman Gets the Message
The ten-year bond yield is edging lower once again as the downward channel is firmly entrenched. Thus far, Wall Street has said ignore recent weakness, as its all-mechanical stuff like short-covering, or a reflection of foreign demand, and has nothing to do with the US economy.
Goldman is breaking from the pack this morning and adjusting their GDP numbers.
|I'm wondering how much shorting the CCP did BEFORE the "crackdown" on American owned Chinese stocks. My guess would be - A LOT! Another way to attack America, and make some money at the same time.|
Charles Lucente on 7/26/2021 9:58:43 AM
Many of these stocks were in ugly charts/downtrends. I'm wondering what US companies that have sold their souls are thinking? CP|
Charles Payne on 7/26/2021 10:05:31 AM
|We invested in China years ago, when they first open up during the dot com days, but they are so evil, as it has been reveled is anyone even opens their eyes, that if you make any money it's got someone's blood all over it and it's against our own country!|
Lorin K on 7/26/2021 10:56:45 AM
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