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After the 2008 and 2009 crash I looked for sources who had recommended getting out of the market in 2007 and 2008 but who had then turned bullish in February or March of 2009. While there were lots of people warning of impending doom in 2007 and 2008, they were still warning of impending doom in 2009 and 2010. And while many were bullish in the Spring of 2009, they were bullish all through the crash as well. After my extensive research (I spent well over 150 hours retrieving and reading available publications) I found only three who met my criteria for roughly “getting it right”: Jeffrey Gundlach, Ned Davis, and Jim Welsh. Jim does a great job of blending fundamental and technical analysis and communicating in a way I can understand. He is able to read the Fed minutes and identify gaps between what the Fed is saying and how it is being interpreted by the market.

- Dave B., Independent advisor Large National Wealth Management Firm

Jim Welsh has published a monthly investment letter since 1985 that focuses on Federal Reserve monetary policy, the economy, and the financial markets. He has managed a mutual fund, worked for major wire-houses, and has been widely published in financial media. Jim was Forward Funds' ($5.5 billion) Macro Tactical strategist for a number of years, and provides high quality economic and technical market analysis for advisors and investors as a guide to portfolio allocation and tactical portfolio changes.

Welsh's Macro Tides models identify trend changes in the domestic & international equity markets, fixed income, currency (USD & Euro) and Gold markets. The Macro Tides models place a heavy focus on Monetary Policy, traditional Economic Indicators, including Welsh's proprietary Major Trend Indicator, and selected Sentiment Indicators to create trade recommendations.

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Inflection Points

By the end of July a number of markets were at inflection points. The Dollar was on the cusp of a big rally. Treasury yields were trending higher. The S&P 500 peaked on July 27 and then declined by more than 7%. Gold was in a down trend.

In the July 24 Weekly Technical Review I told subscribers to expect:

  1. A -5% to -7% decline in the S&P 500
  2. A rally of at least 4% in the Dollar
  3. The trend in Treasury yields was up
  4. Gold was expected to drop to $1822

Read the July 24, 2023
Weekly Technical Review

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Technical Review

Lower Inflation Spurs Rotation

July 17, 2024

In June the Headline CPI declined by -0.1% led by declines in Gasoline (-3.9%), Oil (-3.8%), Airline Fares (-5.7%), and a moderation in Shelter inflation from an increase of 0.4% in May to 0.2% in June. The decline in Shelter inflation brought monthly Core down to 0.1% from 0.2% in June. On a...

Technical Review

Softness in Services and Labor Market

July 9, 2024

Services comprise 80% of GDP so changes in the level of growth in services will determine when and how much the economy slows. One month doesn’t make a trend but it can offer a clue. In June the ISM Services Index declined from 53.8 in May to 48.8 in June a rather large drop in one month....

Technical Review

Better Inflation News Ignored

July 2, 2024

Wall Street has been impatiently waiting for better inflation news and the May Personal Consumption Expenditures Index (PCE) delivered. The Core PCE only increased by 0.08% and the Headline was essentially flat (-0.01%). The takeaway values from May 2023 were 0.1% and 0.30% so Headline annual...

Global Economic Report

Heightened Risk = Caution

June 30, 2024

The expert and you are in a car and the expert is driving. After awhile, you notice that the expert is driving the car by looking through the rearview mirror. Concerned you ask him why he’s not looking ahead as he drives. He replies...

Technical Review

Standing on a One-Legged Stool

June 25, 2024

Flamingo’s can stand on one leg for a long time but the stock market can only manage that feat until there is a reason to sell. An absence of selling pressure and a positive fundamental narrative can stretch the market’s ability to stand on one leg. However, there are an increasing number of...

Technical Review

FOMC Dials Back Rate Cuts

June 18, 2024

In the June 3 WTR I thought the Summary of Economic Projections for GDP, Unemployment Rate, and PCE inflation wouldn’t change much and that the yearend target rate for the Funds rate would be increased from the March SEP’s 4.6% “The FOMC updates its Summary of Economic Projections (SEP) every 3...

Technical Review

Headlines and the Devil in the Details

June 11, 2024

The headline proclaimed that 272,000 jobs were created in May which was 50% higher than the forecast gain of 180,000. Wages grew 0.4% in May and were up 4.1% from last year. The increase in the Unemployment Rate from 3.9% to 4.0% was easily dismissed in the face of stronger job growth. A look...

Technical Review

The Economy Is Slowing

June 4, 2024

The second estimate for first quarter GDP was revised down from 1.6% to 1.3%. As in the first report GDP was held down by an increase in imports (-0.9%) and decrease in inventories (-0.5%). As I’ve discussed imports reflect demand that is satisfied by production overseas, which is why it is...

Global Economic Report

Be Careful What You Wish For

June 3, 2024

Wall Street has been obsessed with guessing when the FOMC will lower the Funds rate for the first time and the number of times in 2024. It’s been an instructive process. In December many on Wall Street forecast the FOMC would make the first rate cut at the March...

Technical Review

A Top in the S&P 500 Is Approaching

May 29, 2024

Many FOMC members have given speeches or interviews since the last FOMC meeting and the message has been fairly uniform. Paraphrasing: ‘ We’re not ready to cut the Funds rate until we have more confidence inflation will return to 2.0%, nor do we think there will be a need to increase the Funds...

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