12.20.18 • -1.50%
Near term factors:
Fears of economy slowing
Long term factors:
FED economic outlook
After another lower day investors are starting to look around and wonder how much longer we can keep selling. The shock from yesterday's fed announcement still exists and will most likely continue into January. The ultimate fear is the fed may not be our lifesaver this time. We may have to fend for ourselves. Hopefully, the fed can reassess their comments to comfort the market otherwise this may not end well.
Volatility and whipsaw conditions remain as well. This may become the norm for months to come. This will be unusual for investors who sat comfortably over the past 10 years watching their nest egg grow immensely. Stock pickers, good fund managers, and sophisticated investors will be able to weather the storm. Volatility will chew everyone else out.
Tomorrow may be an interesting day as it is Friday. Most traders are cautious to maintain positions over the weekend in case a news event happens when the markets are closed. Typically, people are scared to maintain long positions. Hopefully we can get a reassuring trump tweet or fed comment to keep the markets stabilized. Until then, strap in for turbulence.
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