We started this week in the U.S., with the market’s Brexit losses a quickly fading memory and the Dow and S&P 500 up nearly 2% for the year. So, more of the same really, a rosy sheen glazed over a central bank fueled morass of… who-the-heck-knows-what’s-next type of uncertainty.
But with the stock and bond markets shuttered Monday for the 4th of July, Rodney took the opportunity to remind us that the past 10 years of central back interference is just one small part of the daily intrusion we all suffer at the hands of our elected officials.
Rodney pointed out that what makes countries, economies, and individuals strongest is the opportunity to make our own mistakes and to find our own solutions.
Or, as Rodney wrote:
I think if we scaled back the amount of government involvement in our daily lives, from punishing interest rate policies to crushing regulations and offensive asset forfeiture, we could at least be optimistic about the future for our children.
If we give small businesses a chance, instead of requiring permits to be landscape workers or makeup artists, then perhaps more people will strike out on their own.
In short, if we take back the freedom to make decisions, good or bad, then perhaps we can put the country back on the right path. Whether that turns out to be true or not, at least we would know one thing for sure – we were true to our heritage of giving everyone the right to determine their own path.
We all feel this way at Dent Research and most of you likely do too. That’s why you’re here, reading this, because you want the tools and information necessary to make your own informed decisions.
Because good or bad, a choice is far better than no choice at all.
And it was Adam O’Dell who drove this point home in his Friday post about the energy sector:
Energy stocks are also influenced by seasonal factors. Oil refineries typically do routine maintenance during the first quarter of the year. During the second quarter, refineries switch from producing winter-blend fuel to summer-blend. What’s more, demand for various petroleum products goes through seasonal cycles, as the weather changes.
All told, seasonal influences affecting the energy supply chain create a rather predictable pattern for energy stocks. They’re typically strongest between late-February and early-May. Then they’re weakest between mid-May and late-September.
This was a follow up to Adam’s Tuesday Trade Alert where he closed one position at 50% gains and next advised members to jump on these energy stocks as we prepare for the seasonal spiral within that sector.
We hope you followed along on that trade and look forward to keeping you ahead of the curve in this whacky, sideways market.
Isn’t this the type of smart, relevant insight that we all want? We think so. Especially when it comes to investing and expanding upon our hard-earned cash? It is. And that’s why Adam’s Cycle 9 Alert is so popular with our readers.
Editorial Director, Dent Research