This week’s calendar is rather quiet; but, will be dominated by the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee’s (FOMC) interest rate decision. The probability of a rate hike is 0%. The probability of a rate cut is 2%. So, the only important aspect of the FOMC’s Wednesday rate decision will be the statement and comments by FOMC Chair Jerome Powell. Unless the FOMC and/or Powell see something that the rest of the civilized world does not, the rate decision will be a non-event.
What will be interesting this week will be Lyft’s (LYFT) S-1 IPO filing with the SEC. We will get a peek into the #2 ride sharing company’s operations and financials. In a market that is starved for new issues, Lyft will likely have strong interest once it is brought to market. My Gut Feeling is that as overpriced as the deal might be and as much as the stock will pop after the offering takes place, you may want to save some capital to allocate to Lyft. I do not anticipate a busted IPO as was the case for Facebook (FB) or Twitter (TWTR).
Speaking of FB and TWTR – avoid these stocks at all costs. If you insist on buying them, please make sure you can do so with Monopoly money. As I have said before, the best days for social networking stocks is in the rear-view mirror.
Boeing (BA) is still in the penalty box, although there is a good chance that the stock bottomed out at $363.33 last Wednesday.
Today I am going to appear on the Market on Close show on the TD Ameritrade Network at 3:10 PM EDST / 12:10 PM PDST. If you cannot access the show, I will provide a link in a future My Gut Feeling.
Disclosure: At the time of this commentary Scott Rothbort, his family and/or clients of LakeView AssetManagement, LLC was long BA although positions can change at any time.
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