We just got a BUY signal not seen in 15 years!
Wall Street’s strategists are more bearish on stocks right now than they were in the wake of the tech bubble collapse or even in the aftermath of the global financial crisis of 2008.
After triggering a Buy signal in May, our measure of Wall Street bullishness on stocks declined again, marking the ninth time in eleven months that the indicator has fallen. The 0.8 ppt decline pushed the indicator down to 49.3, the first time below 50 in nearly 15 years, suggesting that sell side strategists are now more bearish on equities than they were at any point during the collapse of the Tech Bubble or the recent Financial Crisis. Given the contrarian nature of this indicator, we are encouraged by Wall Street’s lack of optimism and the fact that strategists are recommending that investors significantly underweight equities vs. a traditional long-term average benchmark weighting of 60-65%.
“The Sell Side Indicator is based on the average recommended equity allocation of Wall Street strategists as of the last business day of each month,” they write. Here is what the indicator looks like:
- Jim Rogers ‘Not Too Optimistic’ About World for Next 3 Years
- Longest S&P 500 Valuation Slump Since Nixon Discounts Profit
- We Are Not In A Dividend Bubble
- Euro-Zone Crisis Threatens Historic Return Of December Bulls
- Stop The Presses, Dr. Doom Is Turning Bullish
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