This market is unbelievable! As I am writing this blog the Dow Jones Industrial Average (chart) has eclipsed the 21,000 mark. This after President Donald Trump’s first speech to the joint session of Congress. Not only has the Dow breached 21,000, the Nasdaq (chart) has also set a new record this morning at 5,875, the S&P 500 (chart) has set a new record of 2,384 and counting, the small-cap Russell 2000 (chart) has hit a new record high and even the Dow Jones Transportation Average (chart) has set a new record high this morning at 9567.
It’s been exactly one month since the Dow Jones Industrial Average (chart) topped the 20,000 mark and now catapulting through 21,000! It’s inconceivable that the Dow has tacked on yet another 1,000 points in a month. The bears must be in shock! I am not exactly sure what President Trump said last night that is any different from what he has already promised during his campaign and during his inaugural speech in January. One would think that the markets have already priced in the “huge” corporate tax cuts Trump has promised. Also, I thought that the markets have also priced in the proposed $1 trillion dollar infrastructure spend. One thing for sure, right now the markets don’t care about valuations or the fact that it will take time for the Trump administration to figure out if the tax cuts or infrastructure spend as promised will even occur as designed?
I like to close my blogs out with the current technical take of the indexes. Quite honestly, the technicians are also baffled about this tape. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (chart) remains in extremely overbought conditions as does the S&P 500 (chart). The Nasdaq (chart) just re-entered overbought territory according to the relative strength index and the small-cap Russell 2000 (chart) is heading in that direction. We are witnessing one of the strongest bull markets in history!
Good luck to all 🙂