134 months and counting .
The S&P 500 finally made a new all-time high in August. The market gains have been dominated by the six FAAMNG stocks (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Alphabet(Google), Microsoft and Netflix) during 2020 and when they falter look out below.
The bottom 494 stocks in the S&P 500 index are only about 15% below
their February highs which suggests that the overall market could take
a major dip when someone points out that the "emperor has no clothes."
The COVID disruption to the economy continues and politics is
preventing the country from returning to normal. Employees and
corporations have made adjustments to the work environment which means
that many large office complexes will simply go vacant.
Riots and the political discourse will continue to ferment
disruptions to a recovering economic situation ... the result will be
disappointment to investors hopes.
We are seeing stock indices making new highs and the Dow-Jones
Industrial Average will be making a significant adjustment to
the components which could change investors perception of value going
We live in interesting times but safety in your investments
should be a major concern going forward.
Remember to ... "Keep It Safe, Simple and Stay Focused!" going
September 1, 2020