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Hotline for August 21, 2017
August 21, 2017

Quartery earnings reports are upon us again

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For Monday, August 21, 2017

 

NOTE: See corrected version of the August issue posted Saturday morning

 

Market in Eclipse

 

On this day of potentially blinding solar eclipse, a stock market eclipse is staring us right between the eyes. For a second week in row, the broad-based major indexes plunged beneath their 10-week moving averages. The S&P 500 closed Friday at 2426, down from 2490; the Nasdaq Composite wound up 6217, off from its 6460 peak at the end of July.

 

            The good news, slim as it may be, is that three USIR stock picks rose last week on active trading volumeContol4 (CTRL), Alibaba (BABA) and Applied Materials (AMAT). The latter is among the nine stocks features as our strongest Strong Buys in the midsummer August issue of USIR posted at the end of the week. These are the current Best of our Best.

 

[Note to subscribers: We regret the delayed posting of that issue, caused by the crash of a computer hard drive.]

 

            The markets weaknesses? Take your pickturmoil ranging from the White House and Charlottesville to Barcelona and Pyongyang. Not to mention mixed views on corporate earnings guidance and upcoming Federal Reserve actions.

 

            As noted in the new issue, our model portfolios, depleted by stop-loss sales, are seriously under-invested. We obviously dont lack for lively growth stocks, And we will begin reinvesting the portfolios over-sized cash reserves just as soon the market bottoms out and begins to rise again. We are not n the habit of trying, as the old saying goes, to catch falling knives. 

 

Stephen W. Quickel, Editor 


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