Welcome back, cyclicals. Yeah, even through the sell programs, these stocks are shining. These stocks were made for today. They were put on earth for high growth, somewhat higher than the inflation number. So, it looks like the two-day trend into the slow-mo companies, the food and drugs, was wrong, and five guys are fighting to buy the paper and chemical stocks.
But there is no silk purse here. There aren't enough cyclicals to go around to paint this tape green. On the fly, we are rebuilding cyclicals that had profit-taking and trying to lighten up on anything interest-rate sensitive. (Heck, the lead bond anchor will do that job -- no sense doubling up.)
And we waffle over whether tech works here or not now that
is out of the woods. Right now, it looks like it works. Could use a shave and a shower right about now. Oops, it is only 10 a.m.!
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