Singular Research Director's Letter: October 2018
October 2018 Director’s Letter
Lowlights: a triumvirate. of negatives overcomes bull market
Nowhere to hide from the claw of the bear, or the wrath of the Fed. The new Fed chief Powell indicated that the Fed plans on more hikes this year and next, a hawkish tone that spooked investors in October. The sell -off was deep and swift knocking most major indices approximately 10%, and individually issues 20-30%. The FAANG was hit hard for a 20% drop
Investors are concerned about trade wars and declining earnings momentum as S&P500eps growth is expected to taper from 15% to 5% over the next two quarters. Meanwhile, GDP continues to steam ahead at 3.5% GDP growth in Q3.
OUR INTERNAL MARKET INDICATORS ARE MILDLY BULLISH
Singular best & worst in Oct.
Underscoring the bearish environment in October the best/worst list dominated by negative returns.
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Singular Research Staff…