For investors with a little taste for adventure, emerging markets are more fun than an unlimited ticket to a go-cart track (and offer much bigger potential rewards). Yes, when markets turn sour, emerging market stocks can take some skin off. But that only happens if you’re sitting like a bump on a log and watching your holdings tank.
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The wild gyrations in a company’s stock price caused by a quarterly report's slight sales or earnings miss are unwarranted, and the short-term hysteria needs to give way to long-term progress.
90% of our focus remains on the intermediate- to longer-term market and individual stocks. And on that front, the trends remain clearly down; thus, our Market Monitor remains in bearish territory and we continue to advise a defensive stance.
The market has strengthened by some accounts, but it hasn’t exactly been the greed-driven rebound we’d expect to see if January’s lows represented the bottom.
Earnings season rolls on this week with reports from companies such as Google (GOOG), Dow Chemical (DOW), Pfizer (PFE) and Exxon Mobil (XOM). It's also a big week for economic data releases.
The broad market firmed up this week as oil moved above $33 and earnings season brought a number of positive results. Facebook (FB) and Microsoft (MSFT) gave investors reason to stay long those stocks, while Under Armour (UA) showed that there’s still growth in apparel.
Any piece of bad news is like a bit of data entered into an enormous computer; it gets chewed up and added to all the other data and registered in the program’s output almost immediately. So when a piece of bad news hits the ticker, investing pros know that today’s reaction will be history by tomorrow’s open.