Focus on Adapting to the New Environment Not Why It Changed

Posted on February 12, 2018

    2/12/2018   Market State 6: Short-Term/Transitional/Long-Term Bullish (7 trading days):  Market State 6 is a “Transitional” environment. There are two primary outcomes when the market shifts from a “Bullish” Market...

    The Market Just Got Hit in the Face with a Cold Glass of Water

    Posted on February 06, 2018

      Periods of extremely low volatility almost always end the same way. Big one-day outliers occur when most would least expect.   I have used the the old “squeezing the spring” analogy so many times that you are probably as tired of hearing...

      Money is Only Made at New Highs

      Posted on January 16, 2018

        1/16/2018 Market State 1: Bullish/Rational (92 trading days): The Portfolio Thermostat operating system identifies the characteristics of 12 different market environments called “Market States.” Market State 1 has come into play 251 times...

        The Primary Benefit of Financial Markets is Liquidity

        Posted on January 08, 2018

          1/8/2018 Market State 1: Bullish/Rational (88 trading days): The Portfolio Thermostat operating system identifies the characteristics of 12 different market environments called “Market States.” Market States 1 and 2 have the lowest risk, of the 12...

          A History of Bull Markets and Low Volatility Revisited

          Posted on December 18, 2017

            12/18/2017   Market State 1: Bullish/Rational (76 trading days): We are in a Low Risk/Bullish market environment. This year’s run in the equity markets has been very efficient and orderly. The current 76-day streak, in Market State 1,...