Friday, March 14, 2014

Gold is Up and the Stock Market is Under Pressure

World headlines concerning the Russian's involvement in Crimea and negative economic news out of China are being blamed for the stock market weakness.

It is always a guessing game as to a specific reason for stocks coming under pressure. I happen think the market is still consolidating last years gains, gains that were really fueled by excess liquidity in the market as a result of  unprecedented money printing by central banks all around the world.

The primary trend remains to the upside, however, we cannot ignore the downward pressure on stocks at the moment. Consequently, I will be reducing market exposure in the GWM Major Markets 2 Folio and GWM Sector Rotation Folio 2.

I will be adding to our gold related positions in both Sector Rotation folios because gold is now breaking out to the upside.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Year to Date Returns

The Market has recovered from it's January pull-back..  The S&P 500 Index is now up 0.96% Year-to-Date.

S&P 500 (Benchmark) Y-T-D:   +0.96%

GWM Golden Year: Y-T-D:       +1.67%

GWM In Betweener Y-T-D:      +1.73%

GWM Go Getter Y-T-D:           +1.85%

S&P 500 Index

S&P 500 up 0.96% Y-T-D

The market is having a little trouble breaking through its recent highs at this juncture.  We may chop around for a while as world events unfold in the Ukraine. For the moment, my optimism has been dampened a bit because of Putin's latest military moves.

Addendum: Performance broken down by Folios

GWM Folio Performance Y-T-D

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