Market Update: 04-13-20

Check out these 1st Quarter LIONX Fact Sheet Results!

The Issachar Fund (LIONX), is about 75% invested in about 50 growth stocks as of 4/12/20!  I increased exposure last week due to a positive price and confirming volume action in response to an over-accommodative Fed.  Stocks surged about 7% higher last Monday on coronavirus optimism and that set the stage for a 12% S&P 500 index gain for the shortened 4-day Easter week.  On Thursday, the Fed said it would provide up to 2.3 Trillion in loans to businesses and that it would buy junk bond ETFs to support the market due to the “stay at home” government orders.  No one has ever seen this kind of liquidity injection into any market or economy in the entire world.  The market is trying to digest the potential impact of this desperate act to save a country from falling into a self-induced coma (recession/depression).  The longer people are not allowed to work, the greater the chances are that the “social distancing cure” will be far more damaging than the virus.  I pray that our government finds a way to put America back to work so we can Make America Great Again!  (Portfolio holdings are subject to change at any time and should not be considered investment advice.  For more information on the Issachar Fund, including current fund performance, please visit www.IssacharFund.com/Performance.)

On 4/2/20, Investor’s Business Daily (IBD) issued a Follow Through Day (FTD) indicating the start of a potential uptrend. 
IBD states that not all FTDs work, but an FTD has proceeded every bull market since 1890.  IBD defines an FTD as a major index gain (at least three days after a market low) above 1.5% in price on a greater volume than the previous day.  I have been following IBD since 1990.  While no “system” is perfect or works forever and no one rings a bell when the “system” is broken, I use the IBD “system” with experience and discipline.  I view money management as a practice meaning it is more of an “art” than a “rules-based science”.  Markets are changing every day, so I believe one must learn from and adapt to the changes to maintain one’s edge.  I never plan to “ride out” any bear market because there is no guarantee that the market will be higher when I need my money.

The Federal Reserve (Fed) is NOT a wing of the US government!  Shareholders of the Fed are its member banks.  Just like any shareholder-owned entity, the Fed seeks to serve the interests of its shareholders and not us “mom and pops”.  Think about this, congress passes a spending bill for the Treasury to issue bonds that the Fed buys with fiat money.  This is called “monetizing the debt”. So, we are spending money we do not have by issuing debt purchased with “fake” money.  Something smells like fish!  While all this “stimulus” that Congress passes to “help” Americans deal with the mandated shutdown they created seems good and well-intentioned, I wonder who it is helping.  Do you think the Fed buying junk bonds is helping “Main Street” or “Wall Street?  The big banks of the Fed (Wall Street) will likely benefit more than the Main Street “mom and pops” from the $2 Trillion “stimulus” of junk bond buying that the big banks hold.  The Fed’s balance sheet is now over $6 Trillion!  It has increased by about $1.9 Trillion or 40% since 3/1/20!  I believe this unbridled creation of money “out of thin air” will likely not have a happy ending.  That does not mean that I will not try to take advantage of this “free money”.

Bottom line:  The Fed appears to have our back and they are printing money like never before to help an economy “stay at home”.  Paying someone to not work is often considered a form of socialism.  America is a capitalist country where people are paid to work, and I pray that never changes.  I also pray that saner minds will prevail and find a way to put us back together again.  We were not created for isolation but relationships.  Please pray with me for God to perform another miracle and raise us from the “dead” of fear to courage like He raised His Son Jesus 2000 years ago.  I pray you had a Happy and Blessed Easter because He is alive!              

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The angel said to the women, Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.  Matthew 28:5-7

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