Market Commentary

Market Comments for Friday October 5th, 2018


Although three of the last four days have seen triple-digit moves in the DJIA, the blue chip indexes are virtually flat for the week, with the DJIA up +0.1% and the S&P 500 down -0.8%.

Under the surface, the technical situation is deteriorating. The Advance-Decline Line has weakened and are showing early signs of a negative divergence to the S&P 500. At the same time, the “Distribution” component of the Negative Leadership Composite has dropped to -54, with any reading below -50 to warrant action.

The economy is in better shape. Today’s employment report showed that the unemployment rate moved down to 3.7%, the lowest level since December 1969. However, there were 134,000 jobs created in September, which was less than economists had expected. The ISM surveys for manufacturing and services are firmly in growth territory.

Strategy: Although the economic outlook is bright, we are concerned about the weakness in our technical indicators, and thus FAC has reduced our Conservative Allocations within our Folio Methodologies to an approximate 67% invested allocation.

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