Will We Hold It Wednesday – 50-Day Moving Average Edition

Behold the Big Chart!  

Those lines you see are our 5% Rule™ illustrated on the charts (thanks StJ!) and the little chart on the right is showing us that the NYSE is our last hold-out which is keeping us from raising our targets on the rest by about 10%, though that would still be below the 15-30% gains we are seeing on the indexes over our old fair value lines

These are still the same lines we were using in 2013 to predict where we'd be in 2015 and we nailed those but, since then (end of 2015), we haven't had a good enough reason to raise the bar.  I do not expect the Nasdaq (QQQ) to fall 30%, back to 4,000 but half the move is Apple (AAPL) so I kind of ignore them.  It's the NYSE that's bothering me the most as they can't close the deal on a 5% gain and the Russell flat-out failed their 15% line, which is also the 50 DMA at 1,380 so VERY SIGNIFICANT and a great shorting line in the Futures (/TF). 

Remember, we are Fundamental investors.  We don't care what the PRICE of stocks are, we care what the VALUE of stocks is and will be.  As you can see from the EPS and GDP chart – the S&P has completely disconnected with reality and a solid 5% ahead of where it should be – unless earnings give us some sort of upside surprise.  

Investors are simply not smart shoppers.  They decide to buy a stock and then they look at a list and pick one.  When the prices are high it's like going to a bad restaurant and having to pick SOMETHING from the menu or, more to the point, it's like a ski shop I was in at Aspen which had nothing but $2,000+ jackets and there was no way I would pay $2,000 for a jacket but a woman in a mink coat waltzed in, grabbed 5 jackets in short order, paid and left.

Could she have saved a few thousand Dollars by doing even the tiniest bit of shopping around?   Absolutely.  Could she have saved 50-70% off by waiting until April?  Again, yes she…
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