Market Update: 04-24-23

Barely Holding Gold!  The Issachar Fund is about 14% invested in an ETF that holds physical Gold, and the remainder is invested in a higher-yielding money market fund! The equally weighted S&P 500 index is up about 3%, while the mega-cap weighted S&P 500 index is up over 8%, YTD after a big down year in 2022. This tells me large asset managers may be parking/hiding assets in the big liquid names like Apple, Microsoft, and Google while the average stock takes a bath. The only thing I have a minor conviction about currently is Gold. When I am bullish on Gold, it is typically not a suitable environment for stocks. Stocks breaking out on favorable earnings have not held their gains; therefore, I conclude risk may be rising. Higher-yielding money markets may be our best bet. If Gold does not start trending higher, I will not have a problem with a 100% cash position. (There is no guarantee that any investment will achieve its objectives, generate positive returns, or avoid losses.)

The Fed decreased its balance sheet by another $22 billion last week, so they are still draining liquidity! As the Fed raises rates and unwinds its bloated balance sheet to fight inflation, I get more pessimistic about stocks and bonds. The fuel that pushes stocks higher is liquidity, but I get more concerned when liquidity declines. I am worried about where I see the economy/country headed. The current administration seems to be anti-growth, pro-regulation, and bigger government which has not been a recipe for higher stock prices. I hope I am wrong, but sadly I may be right!

Bottom Line: I am barely holding Gold and may go to 100% money markets if Gold does not resume its uptrend. This may be an excellent time to sit and patiently wait and pray for the fundamentals to change. I believe we are in a spiritual war between good and evil, and that is why so many things we see defy common sense. Please stand with me and pray for God to change the hearts of our enemies to the love of Jesus. I still have hope and believe God has already won. Grace & Peace to everyone!

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