Market Update: 08-30-21

Fed Assures Market!    No Rate Increases!               

The Issachar Fund is fully invested in the Building, Business Services, Chips, Finance, Machine, Medical, Metals, Real Estate, Retail, Software, and Transportation Sectors.  I continue seeking to fine-tune Issachar by selling weaker stocks and buying stronger ones, which seems to be working in our favor.  I still do not see any warning flags of an imminent market decline because the big leaders continue to be accumulated in heavy volume.  If the “smart money” were concerned about Afghanistan, higher taxes, open borders, wasteful spending, and COVID, they would likely not be piling into the stock market.  Junk bonds are telling me that investors have a risk appetite, and that indicator has proven to be a reliable indicator for me in my last 30 plus years of managing risk.  However, the smart money seems too complacent as the indexes make new highs, so maybe that is a warning sign.  Either way, I will do my best to ride the wave as long as possible and get out before it crashes.  There is no guarantee that any investment will achieve its objectives, generate positive returns, or avoid losses.)           

The Fed decreased its balance sheet by $10 billion last week, but that is a drop in the bucket of massive liquidity!  Fed Governor, Jay Powell, reassured the market that he would not raise rates anytime soon, and the market rallied on Friday.  The market was concerned that Powell would remove liquidity from the market too soon, but he communicated that inflation is transitory, and liquidity would remain strong.  In other words, Powell will keep printing money out of thin air, hoping to keep the market afloat, giving the appearance that all is well so he can get re-appointed by Biden if he is still President.  I pray that God would continue to favor America and bless us with leaders who follow the heart of Jesus.

Bottom Line: The market appears to be firing on all cylinders, and the high-risk flags don’t seem to be flying.  With all the bad news around the globe, the stock market continues to advance higher, which tells me that excess liquidity is the key to this bull market.  However, liquidity from the Fed will not always be this robust, and there will be another bear market crash, but I do not see it happening today.  I attempt manage risk one day at a time, and today we are all in, but tomorrow could be a different story.  I am simply doing my best to rely on God’s Wisdom to manage His fund in a way that honors Jesus.    

The one who gets wisdom loves life; the one who cherishes understanding will soon prosper. Proverbs 19:8

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Dexter Lyons