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This newsletter editor has been recommending stocks and bonds this year and says the rally has room to run

The S&P 500
is about to wrap up its greatest month since November, up greater than 4% in January, whereas the Nasdaq Composite
is eyeing its strongest month since July, up greater than 8%.

But right here comes February, with a Fed determination, large earnings and knowledge proper off the bat. And issues {that a} latest rally is over already seems to be spreading across Wall Street and amongst traders.

Read: Investors who aren’t nervous right now should be, says Standard Chartered,

Our contrarian name of the day from founder and editor-in-chief of The Kobeissi Letter, Adam Kobeissi shouldn’t be shopping for any of that.

“We have been bullish of equities, gold, crude oil, and bonds since the new year. Our view is that peak inflation is behind us, the Fed will begin cutting interest rates by the end of 2023, despite their previous statements that they won’t, and earnings expectations have come down significantly,” mentioned Kobeissi, in emailed feedback.

Kobeissi thinks the Fed will certainly ship on that interest-rate pivot within the second quarter. “This is why we have been bullish of the S&P 500 from 3900 and have a 4150 target, and we expect more strength in earnings over the next couple of weeks to lead higher,” he mentioned.

Read: Bear market unlike anything I’ve seen since starting on the Street in 1980, says short selling legend Jim Chanos

Despite recession worries and “many reasons to fall,” the uptrend is there for markets resembling crude, whereas shares are in the identical basket, he mentioned. But don’t count on a straight line, relatively extra volatility forward and a basic uptrend over the following few weeks or so.

“The reality is that markets are looking for a reason to rally. When markets are looking for reasons to rally, they usually find them,” he mentioned, including that sentiment swung too far within the course of the bears, which explains that “explosive” year-to-date transfer for shares.

He’s had a bullish view on tech shares lately, however usually simply performs the S&P 500. “The reason we saw such a steep drop in the tech sector was on the back of higher rates. If markets can begin looking beyond the current tightening cycle, tech can make a comeback,” mentioned Kobessi.

Last yr he mentioned he benefited from a mixture of lengthy and quick S&P 500 setups, being largely lengthy crude oil, and a mixture of longs and shorts on pure gasoline.

His fundamental takeaway from 2022 is that the market is extraordinarily technical, so “avoiding a bias is key to being profitable.”

“For 2023, it’s important to begin looking past current headwinds and thinking about where we will be in one year from now. Markets are clearly beginning to look ahead,” mentioned Kobeissi.

The markets

Stock futures

are dropping, once more led by tech
with bond yields

blended and oil
down. The greenback
is increased and gold
is beneath strain. Fresh knowledge exhibits the dear steel noticed its strongest demand in a decade in 2022. Asian markets had been a sea of pink, with the Hang Seng
dropping one other 1%.

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The buzz

Caterpillar shares
are dropping on a profit miss, whereas income disappointment is weighing on shares of Exxon
and UPS
whereas Pfizer
is falling on a downbeat outlook as COVID gross sales drop.

On the upside, GM inventory
is climbing after better-than-expected earnings, McDonald’s
shares are increased after an earnings beat and robust gross sales. Spotify
can also be gaining as user growth breezed past expectations.

After the shut we’ll hear from Advanced Micro Devices
and Electronics Arts

Read: Why McDonald’s earnings probably haven’t been hit by higher prices

DoorDash shares
are down after the supply group mentioned its three co-founders will sell millions of shares starting in February.

U.S. and global economies are set to slow in 2023, however the forecast is “less gloomy,” mentioned the IMF. The solely main economic system anticipated to see a recession is the U.Ok., which on Tuesday marked three years since its Brexit separation from Europe.

The employment price index for the fourth quarter is out at 8:30 a.m., adopted by a pair of house-price indexes, the buyer confidence and the rental emptiness charge. The two-day Fed assembly kicks off Tuesday.

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The chart

Crude costs have been pushing decrease this week forward of central financial institution conferences, the place hawkish outcomes might weigh on the commodity, as an OPEC gathering additionally looms. Here’s one view:


The tickers

These had been the top-searched tickers on MarketWatch as of 6 a.m. Eastern:


Security identify

TSLA Tesla

BBBY Bed Bath & Beyond

GME GameStop

AMC AMC Entertainment

APE AMC Entertainment Holdings most well-liked shares

GNS Genius Group


LCID Lucid Group

AAPL Apple

CVNA Carvana

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