Market Update: 08-02-21

Looking Good!       All in!   

The Issachar Fund is fully invested in the Medical, Real Estate, Retail-Leisure, Chips, Software, Machine, and Metal Sectors.  My highest conviction trade is in the Real Estate Sector, as investors seek higher yields in a low-interest-rate environment.  The Retail-Leisure space is also attracting a lot of institutional support, so that is where I would likely focus if I had new money to invest.  It seems like a lot of the big names are pulling into their bases to find support while the smaller stocks are breaking out of bases and making new highs.  I welcome this big to small rotation because it gives the big-cap leaders a chance to digest recent gains and allows the small-cap stocks to catch up and potentially lead us higher.  This is healthy action, especially as the Fed continues to supply excess liquidity in the market.  I believe the uptrend is looking good with plenty of gas left in the tank, so I remain bullish and optimistic for now. (There is no guarantee that any investment will achieve its objectives, generate positive returns, or avoid losses.)          

The Fed reduced liquidity by $19 billion last week, but its balance sheet is still near an all-time high!  I believe the Fed holds the keys to this bull market, and they are in the driver’s seat with a heavy foot on the gas.  I see no signs of the Fed pumping the brakes or taking its foot off the gas.  Jay Powell is up for reappointment in 2022, so he probably does not want to upset Biden.  I believe Powell will do everything he can to keep the economy and the stock market humming along to get Biden’s approval. When Powell raised rates in October of 2018, the market dropped 19% into Christmas Eve.  Trump lashed out at Powell for raising rates, and Powell reversed his position, then the market bottomed and blasted higher.  The market seems to be hooked on low-interest rates and excess free money printing by the Fed.  I can not imagine the market acting favorably if the Fed decided to raise rates to fight this “transitory” inflation we are experiencing.               

Bottom Line: Issachar is fully invested in big and small stocks with accelerating sales and earnings.  I believe the Real Estate and Retail-Leisure Sectors offer the best risk-adjusted returns.  The Fed continues to print money that has a way of finding its way in the stock market, so I remain bullish and optimistic. Issachar is a liquid alternative mutual fund managed like a hedge fund, so I will continue to ride the trends while they last. It is by the Grace of God that I get to do what I love.  I pray the same for you. 

For sin will have no dominion over you since you are not under law but under Grace.  Romans 6:14

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Dexter Lyons