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Market Update: 05-16-22

Bear Bounce! The Issachar Fund remains patiently in Cash! On Friday, the market rallied strongly after several weekly declines forcing short sellers to cover their beaten-down NASDAQ stocks. I have not seen anything that fundamentally changed the economic outlook of higher inflation and rising rates; therefore, I call it a bear market bounce. However, I … Market Update: 05-16-22 Read More »

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Market Update: 05-09-22

Still on Defense!  The Issachar Fund remains in Cash as of April 21, 2022! The Fed raised rates 50-bps on Wednesday, and the market blasted higher after Powell said a 75-bps hike in June is off the table. However, the sellers overwhelmed buyers and erased gains to end last week again in the red. This … Market Update: 05-09-22 Read More »

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Market Update: 05-02-22

Cash is King!    The Issachar Fund is 100% in Cash as of April 21, 2022! I believe there are times to go on offense when the market is rewarding risk-takers, and there are times such as now to sit patiently on defense. I also believe that preserving assets and mental capital in a bear market … Market Update: 05-02-22 Read More »

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Market Update: 04-25-22

On Defense!  The Issachar Fund is 100% in Cash! Powell said taming inflation is “absolutely essential,” and a 50-basis point hike was possible for their May 4th meeting. The S&P 500 index dropped -1.5% on Thursday and -2.7% on Friday, and it is down over 10% YTD. Our sell-stops were triggered, so we went to … Market Update: 04-25-22 Read More »

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Market Update: 04-18-22

Alternative Investing     The Issachar Fund is about 50% invested primarily in aerospace, agriculture, energy, and utility stocks. My conviction level increased in the energy sector, so I added exposure to a few stocks with great fundamentals and technically strong chart patterns. Biden suspended oil and gas leases in January 2021, but a federal judge in … Market Update: 04-18-22 Read More »

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Market Update: 04-11-22

Alternative Investing!    The Issachar Fund is about 35% invested primarily in agriculture, energy, and utility stocks! The market is trying to position itself ahead of higher inflation, slower growth, and a less accommodative Fed, so they came after the chips, transportation, and higher P/E growth stocks last week. The junk bond market rolled over … Market Update: 04-11-22 Read More »

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Market Update: 04-04-22

Wait and See!   The Issachar Fund is about 65% invested mainly in agriculture, energy, metals, mining, and transportation stocks! I sold a few stocks in the chip space that did not meet my expectations and did not find anything compelling to buy last week. The market is in a “wait and see” mode looking for … Market Update: 04-04-22 Read More »

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Market Update: 03-28-22

Grinding Higher!   The Issachar Fund is “back in the black,” with about 70% invested mainly in agriculture, chips, energy, medical, metal, mining, and transportation stocks! The major indexes have been steadily grinding higher since the March 14th low above their 50-day moving averages, albeit on lower volume. This week, I expect to see back-and-fill action … Market Update: 03-28-22 Read More »

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Market Update: 03-21-22

Powell, the Magician!    The Issachar Fund is about 25% invested mainly in energy, agriculture, and transportation stocks! The S&P 500 Index rallied strongly for the last four days into resistance at the 200-day moving average, so I would not be surprised to see some profit-taking. The beaten-down stocks hit the hardest in the correction bounced the … Market Update: 03-21-22 Read More »

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Market Update: 03-14-22

Index Downtrend Continues!   The Issachar Fund is about 50% invested and looking good in 2022! I took some profits in a few stocks that reached our 20% profit goal and purchased 20% more stocks that met my criteria. Fundamentally, I look for stocks with accelerating earnings and sales and double-digit earnings estimates for next year. Technically, … Market Update: 03-14-22 Read More »

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