Everyone knows our beloved five year rally seems to be weakening of late. The big question is just "how" weak will it become. If anyone tells you they know that answer, stop reading that website. Certainly more and more sectors are now exhibiting profit taking even as fund managers lounge sipping Mai Tai's from their catamarans off the coast. Indeed selling can beget more selling, however that doesn't mean we may not see a few days of buying to test overhead resistance and see if it holds; if the "top" is truly in.
Now is not a time (imo) to add to a long position.
Now is a time to be hedged or flat in a long portfolio.
Now is the time for day trades or brief swing trades.
Now is a time to let the charts show you direction.
A second enormous week of earnings lies before us. While thus far companies are largely beat (which should be the case if they're well run), forward guidance hasn't been all that impressive from a sales growth perspective.
Buybacks and dividend increases