For these reasons, you can expect a sustained growth in the global economy, on the basis that:
1. The fundamentals are good, i.e. Asia and other emerging markets keep getting richer, with strong rates of economic growth, income growth, high rates of urbanisation, strong population growth. Its all good.
2. Interest rates are ultra-low, so moving back to neutral policy will not greatly affect spending since that nominal rise in interest rates will only be taken when it won't hurt spending. i.e. The Fed will wait for signs of an overheated market before it raises raises, to establish a sustainable growth outlook
3. There is no sign of inflation simply because there is no wages pressure. Moreover there will not be wages inflation for another 15 years or more, i.e. There will be no wages spiral for over a decade. So we don't need to worry about 'cost-of-living' inflation.
4. There is every reason to expect asset inflation. This process has been well-entrained since 2000. Ultra-easy interest rates have been around for a long time. The Fed and the Western governments were not interested in sustainable economic policy, they were interested in running the economy as 'fast or as hard as they could get away with', without paying the consequences. This might strike people as sensible. i.e. Its actually the same policy as applied on the Titanic. Now, do they understand the global economy so well? Well, you'd have to wonder. They simply can't know what can thwart it. The greatest threat would have been SARS. But they might well get away with it. In any respect, the fundamentals are good. So whilst you can expect bursting equity and property markets, you can expect them to rebuild or recover in the current market. You should however look to trade these positions however to maximise wealth. This means using 6mth or shorter charts to pick entries and exit points.
On that note, looking at the following charts for the Dow Jones, we can see that:
1. The long term trend for the market is at its highs, and that it has downside to 15,000 points. I'd even expect it to go to support at 14,810 points.
2. The short term 6 month trend has seen the market rise back above the Moving Average. We will be interested to see evidence that this trend continues. Certainly the 176 point rise today is a positive lead.
We should not however overlook the fact that the market is getting peakish, and there is a need for a little short term scepticism if we are going to trade this market efficiently.
I'm looking for a market peak around 17,100-17,300 points; from which I think you can expect a substantial correction .The most logical correction would see a fall back to the 14810-15,000 point level. One already gets some sense that one's buying is getting 'sold into'. i.e. One gets the sense that for every order one places, there is a 'bigger player' getting out. This is most apparent in the less liquid stocks. Looking ahead, I'm expecting a very lucrative recovery from any sell-off. I'm expecting the next rally will offer a lot of profits based around a lot of Mergers & Acquisition (M&A) activity. This next rally I think will get consumer spending momentum going again.
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