A number of catalysts caused the stock exchange to fall back a little faster than we are used to, after months of trending upward. The word ‘crash’ resurfaced, but luckily it did not come to full fruition. And yet, nothing really happened unless you started investing in January 2018. This is also a reason why you should enter the market gradually.
Compare this to retirement savings. Either you deposit the sum once per year, or you spread it via monthly contributions from your bank account.
The headwind from all sides notwithstanding, President Trump signed to tax certain imported products. He may have a point when it comes to China and it undoubtedly adds fire to the international negotiating table. The stronger the opposing wind, the better he can play his cards. He knows like no other how to put the pressure on the current NAFTA talks, and the current measures undoubtedly have an influence on the new qualifications for membership regarding TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership). A meeting with the prime minister of Japan must be on the agenda.
Due to the uncertain international trade relations, the share profit of 2018 disappeared. Investors shy away from uncertainty!
This makes investing more determined and analysing shares interesting once more!
If you keep the method above in check, you should have a few of your favorite shares on your wishlist, in alphabetical order.
If the upward trend recovers, it is the time to buy. And you should be able to buy, because you sold the weaker shares that fell through an important support line during the decline.
On graph 1, you can see the upward trend of the S&P500. As long as the red support line stands, these are interesting levels to get in. A breakthrough brings us to the support of 2450 and subsequently 2200 points. 2200 points is the support level of the upward trend since March 2009.
On the top right, you will see the increase of profits of American companies, followed by what it means in percentage (yield), and the last graph shows the imposed interest of the State. The percentual risk of shares quotes at the most 3% above this latest interest rate.
(2% above the 10-year bond interest- see the graph in the previous entry)
If companies keep showing good numbers, the stock exchange quotes cheap.
On graph 2, you can see the course of the market of Europe and that of America. It is clear that America performs much better over a period of two years.
For America, the following two sectors remain strong and, as such, favorite:
For Europe, these are:
Strength of American sectors against the S&P500 stock market index
Strength of the European sectors against the eurStoxx 600 stock market index