After being clubbed over the head like a country fair Whack-a-Mole game, in April and the first week of May, the equity markets have sprung to life the last three trading sessions. Stocks of companies which bettered expectations but provided UPOD guidance, or those which missed estimates ever so slightly, got hit rather hard after reporting results. More recently, those stocks have made up much or all of that lost ground, except, so it seems, Apple (AAPL).
My wife bought me an iWatch for my birthday, but upon further reflection, I am going to return it. It is not that I was being ungrateful. Rather, with the iWatch2 or iWatch1s likely to come to market in the next two to four months, I prefer to wait for the next model before taking possession of my birthday gift. In essence, my experience encapsulates Apple’s recent problems, which is that everyone is holding back till the iPhone7 or iWatch2 is shipped before making a purchase.
Apple aside; technology, biotech, growth, consumer discretionary, and energy shares have led the way the last few sessions. If we can sustain this comeback, then I do not see any reason why the market indexes cannot eclipse their old highs set last year. However, it is not going to be easy, as the markets’ protracted churn and rotation will continue to frustrate investors.
Today and tomorrow I will be speaking at the Money Show at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. If you are in town, try to stop by and then join me for drinks at Gordon Ramsey’s following Wednesday’s presentation. Then immediately prior to my presentation on Thursday, at 9:30 PDST or 12:30 EDST, I will be on Bloomberg Radio.
Disclosure: At the time of this commentary Scott Rothbort, his family and/or clients of LakeView AssetManagement, LLC was long AAPL— although positions can change at any time.
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