From the Desk of
Volatility Will Fade
After four months of volatility starting in February and leading to a correction, we saw a rally to new highs at nearly 27,000 on the Dow. October and November saw a return to correction territory and another bout of painful volatility. We cannot control the markets. They provide the playing field and we are the participants in the lifelong game of investing. When corrections happen, investors lose money. Unless you have a crystal ball that identifies peaks and valley's you are doomed like the rest of us to navigate this period of pain.
Fortunately, corrections end and markets make new highs. Over the last several weeks we have been inoculated against the correction bug and bullish spirits are rising again.
The tax cut of 2017 has powered earnings to the mid 20% range for 2018. In 2019 we should build on those levels with another 10% rise. Equities have been repriced over the last two months to that slower growth scenario.
A strong rally from here on an eventual resolution of the China trade issues could see Dow 30,000 before the end of 2019. I remember in 2014 when Robert Shiller was predicting Dow 30,000 in five years. The Dow was just under 15,000 after the strong rebound from the financial crisis. Here we are four years later and that is a serious possibility.
Another point in our favor is the recent speech by Fed Chairman Powell saying interest rates were "just under neutral" and suggesting the Fed was close to halting their rate hike cycle. The markets rallied on the comment and should continue in rally mode if the Fed is no longer a threat. Only 20% of Fed rate hike cycles since 1942 have failed to create a recession. If they halt after the December hike, we have a good chance of another soft landing without an imminent recession.
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