We believe there is a decent chance we saw a couple of changes recently, at least in the near term.
As you know, we have been bearish on many areas of the globe. After months of us warning to avoid, many are now coming around to the fact these areas were in bear markets. We think there is now a chance a decent low is being put in. This does not mean they are starting a new bull market but we think at the very least, a rally has started. Of course, it can turn into more. Nothing is for sure but we noticed a successful retest in China as well as many other areas. Many China ADRs may be putting in near-term lows.
In spite of so many areas of weakness in the U.S. market, notice one thing…the major indices refuse to buckle. Pullbacks have been nominal. Also, the important SEMICONDUCTORS were getting slammed again yesterday only to reverse most of the losses…another good near-term sign. Any selling has been defended and suspect that leads to some upside. It is good news that all major indices held support. It is good news that the TRANSPORTS have moved to new highs. It is good news that growth areas remain strong. And yes, all this is happening in September.
As always, market by market, sector by sector, stock by stock…