Start of the Day with Chris Forte – Eric Jacston

Posted on September 1, 2022 by Scott Shuda

This writer likes to keep things simple. I believe we are in a trading range. We won’t go much higher due to the FED raising rates and our stubborn inflation. We won’t go too low because the economy is doing well and good paying jobs are plentiful.

But Eric Jackson, founder and president of EMJ Capital has been making the bull case for months and it was looking good. He he rethinking his stance?

Appearing on CNBC Wednesday he said, “No, I still stand by the June 16 bottom that I’ve spoken about before. I think what’s interesting is even with the pullback in August, NASDAQ is still up something like 11%. Since the June 16 lows ARKK and the ETF for biotech XBI are up even more, yet a lot of the same bearish sentiment is back that we had in mid June.

“Put call levels are elevated and investor sentiment is really, really sour right now. A lot of hedge funds are not exposed to growth and are much more exposed to value.

“Even though this is turning out to be a negative August, growth has actually outperformed value in August. I think it is for the same reasons that when we get so pessimistic there’s nowhere to go but up – that’s one of the reasons I’m optimistic.

“Another data point I’ll share . . . You go back and look at 1981-82, which was the height of the inflation scare, from May 1981 to August of 1982 the NASDAQ dropped 29% from from peak to trough. The NASDAQ from November 2021 till June 16 dropped 33%! So in about half the time we dropped more than in the throes of the biggest inflation scare of our time.

Once the dust settled in August of 1982, the NASDAQ rallied 106% over the next 10 months. Will that happen again? I sure hope so.”
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“If you don’t know who you are, [the stock market is an expensive place to find out.” – GEORGE GOODMAN, The Money Game

Good luck to all – Chris

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