Retail investors with less experience may be struggling to adjust because they’re familiar with the prominent technology companies. However the market often passes through multiyear cycles. Understanding changes in investor sentiment can help traders avoid areas of weakness and focus on new opportunities.
The Federal Reserve’s in a tricky spot this week, committed to dovish monetary policy as the economy roars back from the coronavirus pandemic.
First, the change can be explained by higher interest rates and higher commodity prices. This is stoking demand for “cyclical” companies like industrials and financials that benefit from more gross domestic product. Many of these companies struggled before the crisis and are now being rediscovered for the first time in years.
All else being equal, a trader with poor stock selection and sound risk management will outperform and survive longer than the trader with great stock selection and poor risk management.
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The S&P 500 rose 1.7 percent between Friday, November 27, and Friday, December 4. It was the index’s fourth gain in the last five weeks. Other key benchmarks including the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Nasdaq-100, Russell 2000 and Dow Jones Transportation Average also closed at record highs.