Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Why the S&P 500 won't get to 2400 (in this rally)

Mid-week market update: As the major market averages make new all-time highs, I conducted an informal and unscientific Twitter poll. I was surprised to see how bullish respondents were.

Let's just cut to the chase - forget it. Neither the fundamental nor the technical backdrop is ready for an advance of that magnitude. Even though the earnings and sales beat rates for Q4 earnings season is roughly in line with historical averages, Factset reports that the 12-month forward EPS growth is stalling. Past episodes has seen stock price struggle to make significant advances under such conditions.

In addition, the technical condition of the market shows that it is vulnerable to a pullback.

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