Market Update: 11-23-20

Fed Steps on the Gas!     Looking Good!  

The Issachar Fund (LIONX, BRI & ESG) is 85% invested in 45 growth stocks on Sunday, November 22, 2020.  I like how select growth stocks have been basing (going sideways) and appear to be under accumulation, so I purchased more stocks and added to existing ones.  I am finding opportunities in the Software, Medical, Chips, Building, and Solar Energy sectors.  I plan to get more invested as my conviction level expands, and the accommodative Fed is certainly giving me the confidence I am seeking.  If I am wrong, I will do my best to get right and avoid life-changing losses.  (There is no guarantee that any investment will achieve its objectives, generate positive returns, or avoid losses.)

 The Fed stepped on the gas and increased its balance sheet by over $65 billion last week!  The Fed’s balance sheet now sits at an all-time high of over $7.2 trillion!  This rising tide of newly printed money has to go somewhere, and it appears to be trickling into the stock market, lifting many boats.  I believe the Fed will continue to support the market by buying bonds attempting to keep rates artificially low.  Rapidly rising rates could break the camel’s back and potentially produce life-changing losses for buy and hold investors, so I am watching this closely.  I do not know how the market will react if/when the Fed becomes less accommodative, but I cannot imagine it will be good for investors who are not actively managing risk.  However, I believe risk has now moderated, and the market may continue its advance in these two historically strong months.

The S&P 500 Index of large-cap stocks has been in a 3-month trading/digestion range and currently trading at its September 2nd all-time high!  However, the Russell 2000 Index of small-cap stocks is in an up-trend and is trading over 6% above its all-time high.  The market may be changing character going from large to small stocks, which has historically been a good sign for a continued advance in a healthy bull market.  LIONX holds a mix of small and mid-cap stocks, trying to stay in sync with what seems to be working.  (Investments cannot be made in an index.  Past performance is no guarantee of future results.)   

Bottom Line: LIONX is almost fully invested, and I am still finding stocks with accelerating sales and earnings exhibiting sound chart patterns.  I am bullishly optimistic that growth stocks will continue to outperform, so that is where I am focused.  The Fed has committed to keeping rates low by buying bonds, and their balance sheet continues to expand, so my conviction level remains high.  I am grateful and humbled with all that God has blessed me with, and I pray you are as well.  It is only by God’s grace that we are allowed to pursue our passions. The human mind cannot be angry and grateful simultaneously, so let us focus on an attitude of gratitude and expect God to bless His children.  I Wish You a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving!         

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.  Isaiah 41:10

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Dexter Lyons