Hello traders everywhere! Adam Hewison here, President of INO.com and Co-creator of MarketClub, with your mid-day market update for Thursday, the 11th of April.
Adapt or Die - That is the Law of the Market
As a trader, you must learn to adapt to changing conditions in the market, otherwise you are not going to be successful. The current rally in the DOW (DJI) and the S&P 500 (SP500) is a case in point. Maybe the fundamentals are not there to support the kind of valuations we are seeing, but that is not the most important element to consider when you look at the markets. If you were only looking at the fundamentals, you would have missed this entire move to the upside. The trend, sentiment and perception of what the market is going to do is very important, and right now for better or worse, the market is heading higher. Markets tend to trend in the direction of least resistance and right now that trend is on the upside.
There also appears to be a complete disconnect between Washington, Wall Street and Main Street. The feedback from Main Street, which is still underwater, is not that good and I think everyone would agree Washington is totally dysfunctional. Wall Street appears to be in its own universe, ruled by Chairman Bernanke and supported by the Fed, to the tune of $85 billion every month. Providing the Fed fix continues, we are likely to see the market continue its upward trend. Continue reading "Today's Video Update: The Law of the Market"