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Afternoon Note

Cut It With A Knife

By Charles Payne, CEO & Principal Analyst
6/14/2022 1:46 PM

It's been tough sledding and you can cut the tension with a knife. Looks like investors are positioned for momentum (Energy) and oversold bounces (Technology and Consumer Discretionary).

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The biggest declines are in Utilities and Consume Staples, which underscores an important lesson.  These safe havens become a lot less safe when they are trading at or near historic relative valuations.  A 25 PE for a tech stock is a lot more acceptable than a 20 PE for a utility.

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I think the market is going to rally into the close, but the last time I felt that way, it stumbled and only stopped going down because of the closing bell.  I still think we have to hold more cash than usual, as we head into the FOMC decision tomorrow.


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