Market Update: 07-19-21

The Issachar Fund is partially invested in the Medical, Real Estate, Retail, and Software Sectors as the indexes decline.  I do not like to predict what the market will do; I try to interpret what the market is doing and position accordingly.  There has been a lot of individual stock deterioration or poor breath while the indexes were making news highs, and now the indexes are under pressure.  This stealth decline stopped us out of many growth stocks in the last two weeks, and I was not finding stocks with attractive buy points, so I began looking elsewhere.  The Real Estate Sector has been trending up nicely with smooth day-to-day serial price correlations that appear to be attracting institutional money.  Investors seeking higher yields have been slowly and steadily buying real estate investment trust (REIT) stocks, and I believe this trend may continue in this low-interest-rate environment.  If the REITs reward us, I plan to add more exposure to this sector.  If this market “pull back” turns into a correction, I expect the REITs to follow the market indexes, but I do not plan to hold any long positions in a correction.  I believe this decline will be a minor one, and it is not the start of a major correction because the Fed has stepped on the gas of liquidity once again. (There is no guarantee that any investment will achieve its objectives, generate positive returns, or avoid losses.)        

Last week, the Fed increased its balance sheet by $103 billion to an all-time high of $8.2 Trillion!  This “new money” has to go somewhere, and I believe some will find their way into the market, lifting many boats.  It amazes me how the Fed keeps printing money, and it seems that no one cares or questions their motives.  Maybe it is easier for those in power to kick the can down the road.  I am starting to conclude that the Fed is trapped in a “print or die QE-Infinity” mode, and negative interest rates are a viable option!  I hope and pray that I am wrong.  Now would be a good time for us to be the light in “woke” darkness and share the love of Jesus with our neighbor.        

Bottom Line: Issachar is partially invested in stocks that appear to be under accumulation.  If this market decline turns ugly, I do not plan to ride it lower.  If the Fed’s massive liquidity injection is effective, I expect the indexes will rebound and trend higher. Either way, I will do my best to capture most of the uptrend and avoid any life-changing losses.  I believe America is the best country globally because God’s love, grace, mercy, and hand of protection are still on us.     

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid, for the LORD your God is with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:6  

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Dexter Lyons