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Monthly Commentary: May 2020

What happened:

  • The overall market continued to defy “common sense”, economic data and public sentiment, as it continued to climb ending the month with the S&P up 4% for the month of May, breaking through the 200 and 300 day simple moving averages without issue. The S&P was -6% for the 2020 through the end of May.
  • So what exactly is driving this higher? In our view, the massive QE injection by the Fed, of $4 billion up front and $400 million per week is force behind this market.

What we did:

  • Our indicators again showed steadiness in this market and we essentially “got back in where we got out” for our aggressive and equity allocation clients.
  • The holdings in the Core Equity model remained KWEB, GOVT and TOTL, with the addition of the IVV in the last week of May.

What we are watching:

  • There is little resistance ahead of this market, on the technical side, until we reach the 3,200’s on the S&P 500.
  • Naturally, we are closely monitoring the reopening of businesses and a sudden increase in COVID-19 cases could derail this recovery.
  • We remain poised to react quickly if the market does in fact correct again, while remaining consistent to the science in our Core Equity model.

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