Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Looks like signs of a mature bull market!!

Bullish Sentiment on the Rise: Is It Time to Get Worried ... or Get on Board?

Posted Apr 27, 2010 08:15am EDT by Aaron Task in Investing


Sentiment is always tricky to measure - and something of a Rorschach test - but with the Dow up 71% from its March 2008 lows, the inevitable has started to happen: Bullish sentiment is rising.

Anecdotally, at least, the migration from investor "disbelief" in the rally to "acceptance" (if not "embrace") can be seen in a number of recent indicators, including:

* -- Newsweek's "America's Back" headline.

* -- An "S&P 3000 by 2020" prediction on Tech Ticker.

* -- A WSJ story about rising bullishness among technicians, featuring a prediction from Lowry's Paul Desmond's that "we could easily be getting into a speculative advance here, a real momentum move."

* -- A modicum of towel-tossing by noted bears such as Jeremy Grantham of GMO. In January, Grantham said the S&P was fairly valued at 850. In his most recent quarterly letter, the famed investor writes "the line of least resistance is a market move in the next 18 months or so back to the old highs, say, 1500 to 1600 on the S&P, accompanied by an equivalent gain in most risk measures, followed once again by a very dangerous break."

* -- A Bloomberg story about stocks being the cheapest since 1990, excluding the 2009 market trough.

* -- Rising optimism among private sector trade groups surveyed by the National Association for Business Economics, as detailed here.

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Bullish Sentiment on the Rise: Is It Time to Get Worried ... or Get on Board?

1 comment:

Jayesh Patel said...

Can't be more accurate timing... This was published on 27 of April and the very next day brought the begining of the downturn.