The latest strategy comment from Jeff Saut is below.
Gist: It’s too late to panic. That’s what you should hvae done months ago.
The call for this week: For weeks I have stated that a credit rating downgrade was a fait accompli and possibly already discounted by the markets; this morning that doesn’t seem to be the case with the pre-opening futures down ~30 points. Whatever the various markets’ near-term reaction, the fact is that everyone is merely offering their intelligent guesses as to the outcome of this historic “downgrade” event. One thing I do believe is what I wrote last week, which is likely a catalyst for the downgrade (as paraphrased):
“While I don’t embrace the Tea Party, their ‘sea change’ is palpable. Nowhere is this more apparent than the current Debt Ceiling debate. The Tea Party seems to have surfaced our nation’s ‘political corruption,’ which hinders the proliferation of prosperity. Interestingly they are not the first, for such thoughts were first scribed by Adam Smith in his book The Wealth of Nations (1776). Whether you like, or hate, the Tea Party, there is definitely a palpable change afoot that over the long-term could be extremely bullish for the economy, the stock market and our country.”
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