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On the heels of last Monday's vicious 1,000+ point "dip" and then Wednesday's subsequent 619-point "rip " higher, many investors are asking one question – will the stock market rally stick?
The media certainly seems to think so:
I'm not so sure.
I say that because the answer depends on a question nobody's asking.
Today I'm going to tell you what that question is and why it's so very important. Then, I want to spend a moment putting current conditions in perspective. And, as always, I'm going to do my best to give you a playbook for profits no matter what happens next.
Let's uncover some answers together.
Here's what you need to know.
There's Only One Precedent for Last Wednesday's Stock Market Rally
We've talked many times in the past several months about the need for perspective, and with good reason. From runaway debt to the collapse of "nice to haves" like Shake Shack Inc. (NYSE: SHAK), Zoey's Kitchen Inc. (NYSE: ZOES), and Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR), to a Fed that's increasingly boxed in, the script I laid out for you is playing out almost word for word.
Valuations have, indeed, come under pressure as profit margins decline, and we did get the massive blow-off I've warned about, thanks in large part to traders who grew tired of the Fed's indecisiveness and who took matters into their own hands this week and last.
Then, less than 72 hours later, we got the tremendous run higher as the Dow tacked on a remarkable 619 points in a single session. It was quite literally the calm "after" the storm and, in good measure, why I urged investors to keep calm during national media appearances last Monday in the heat of the moment.
About the Author
Keith is a seasoned market analyst and professional trader with more than 37 years of global experience. He is one of very few experts to correctly see both the dot.bomb crisis and the ongoing financial crisis coming ahead of time - and one of even fewer to help millions of investors around the world successfully navigate them both. Forbes hailed him as a "Market Visionary." He is a regular on FOX Business News and Yahoo! Finance, and his observations have been featured in Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, WIRED, and MarketWatch. Keith previously led The Money Map Report, Money Map's flagship newsletter, as Chief Investment Strategist, from 20007 to 2020. Keith holds a BS in management and finance from Skidmore College and an MS in international finance (with a focus on Japanese business science) from Chaminade University. He regularly travels the world in search of investment opportunities others don't yet see or understand.