Thursday, August 3, 2017

Things you don't see at market bottoms: No fear edition

It is said that while bottoms are events, but tops are processes. Translated, markets bottom out when panic sets in, and therefore they can be more easily identifiable. By contrast, market tops form when a series of conditions come together, but not necessarily all at the same time.

I have stated that while I don't believe that the stock market has made its final cyclical top, we are in the late stages of a bull market (see Risks are rising, but THE TOP is still ahead and Nearing the terminal phase of this equity bull). Nevertheless, psychology is getting a little frothy, which represent the pre-condition for a major top. This is just another post in a series of "things you don't see at market bottoms". Past editions of this series include:
Numerous readings indicate that any semblance of investor fear has gone out the window. An update of the Euphoriameter.from Callum Thomas shows that it has reached a new recovery high for this market cycle.

There are plenty of other examples of fearlessness. The full post can be found at our new site here.

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