I have an entirely different viewpoint: it is specifically because we are in a U.S. The largest short- and intermediate-term stock-market rallies in history have generally occurred during carry markets. Bear markets tend to be badly misunderstood. If you were to ask most investors about bear markets they would give wildly inaccurate responses based on their emotional memories rather than fact. For instance, the keep market of 2007-2009 was the most severe since the Great Depression. It started with the Russell 2000 completing a double top with nearly matching highs on June 1, 2007 and July 9, 2007. A great many other U.S.
S&P 500 achieving its highest intraday point on October 9, likewise on October 31 2007 as the Nasdaq did, 2007. The U.S. Of August 2008 By the center, roughly 14-1/2 weeks following the Russell 2000 acquired ended its uptrend, most investors acquired no fear of a protracted downtrend and thought that people were still in a bull market.
The 2000-2002 carry market was similar; even in January 2002 when it had been underway for nearly two years almost nobody acknowledged it. Investors are attuned to being optimistic when they should be pessimistic and vice versa overly, which can be an important lesson today when fear and gloom have quickly bought out where that they had been almost nonexistent weeks ago.
Talk about a crash, pending doom, and similar topics which have been completely absent 8 weeks ago are now routinely debated in the mainstream financial press. In every prior keep markets this was what got happened to each strong bear-market rebound prior, and that is what is more likely to happen this right time also.
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The past more often than not repeats itself with some variations–some refer to this process as rhyming with days gone by. The Russell 2000 Index and VIX have been demonstrating classic signs of a razor-sharp “surprise” recovery for stock marketplaces worldwide. The Russell 2000 Index includes U.S.-headquartered companies 1001 through 3000 in total market capitalization.
This is in contrast to the much more widely-followed S&P 500 Index which signifies companies 1 through 500 in total market capitalization. While almost no one tracks the Russell 2000 unless they bought it by means of a finance such as IWM, it is important because it acts as a very important leading signal. In 2007 and 2018, as well as in past bear-market preludes including 1929 and 1972, mid- and small-cap U.S.
Look at the way the Russell 2000 or IWM behaved after August 31, 2018 versus the S&P 500 or SPY over the same time frame. Indeed, I put pointed this out in my last update plus some readers dismissed it as being unimportant–just as that they had done in preceding bear markets.
Just as almost nobody is watching the Russell 2000 versus the S&P 500, the VIX is badly misinterpreted as a leading indication. One reason it was so compelling to buy U.S. November 19-21, 2008, and again in past due February and early March 2009, is because lower lows for the S&P 500 were encountered by lower highs for VIX rather than higher highs. Quite simply, VIX peaked in October 2008 and made a lower saturated in November 2008 even though the S&P 500 & most U.S. VIX handled 89.on October 24 53, 2008 that was its top for the whole carry market.