With a new administration on its way in and growing concerns about the Fed’s unmitigated money printing initiatives many are starting to wonder if the big stock market party of the Trump years is finally over and where we may go from here. Given that social spending is expected to massively increase along with taxation in the upper income brackets the dynamics that have been driving the market could rapidly be shifting.
Given all the political drama drowning out any common sense at the current time I wouldn’t blame you for having missed the news. Turns out 140,000 jobs were lost in December alone and I fear things may only get worse from here. Unfortunately if 2020 reconfirmed anything then would be to never underestimate the market’s ability to fade structural economic problems of tectonic proportions. However as the old saying goes: you can run but you can’t hide (forever) as we are now starting to see the first emerging cracks.
In 1815, Rothschild made his now famous statement: “I care not what puppet is placed upon the throne of England to rule the Empire on which the sun never sets. The man who controls the British money supply controls the British Empire, and I control the British money supply.” I read this statement as a young man and while it instantly became ingrained into my conscious it henceforth established the basis for my general outlook on life. Which in simple words boils down to “fade all the noise and just follow the money“.
For 2021 won’t be a year for the faint of heart. If you’re happy that 2020 is squarely in your rear mirror, then keep in mind that despite all the political and social chaos you may have endured we at least enjoyed a roaring stock market. When was the last time you witnessed a whopping 42% rally in the SPX – or any other sector – in the course of only 9 months? Okay, except for BTC perhaps 😉