I'm watching the major indices very closely day to day. Fundamentally the economy is resiliant in the face of FED rate moves not seen in decades. History shows that when the yield curve is inverted as long as it is there is a recession. I believe we had a recession in Q1 and Q2 of last year as GDP went negative two quarters in a row. That is the time tested measure of a recession. The definition of a recession was tinkered with but to me we had a mild recession thus signaling the effect of the rate hikes. I think many bears are ignoring that possiblity that the recovery was quick and rates were not high enough to bring a double dip recession. I don't know if we will get another this year but it seems it is going to take much higher rates to bring it about. The Covid stimulis and FED action was massive and it appears underated. It is very likely PE multiples are now high as they were in 2009 also because the market is forward looking. It very well could be that growth will continue even with rates at current levels. One thing is for sure the economy is different now with secular labor and supply chain issues. Work from home is still common with many companies. Maybe all this has something to do with why the economy keeps spurting along. Housing has been resilent too with rates high. The bear thesis doesn't make sense if employment is still low and the housing market ok.
Technically, the market is uptrending currently and many support levels were found on the October low last year. I'm leaning more to major US indices going higher the next month or two but we shall see.
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