Dalio from Davos: Cash is STUPID + Chart of the Century
by the Curmudgeon
"We are in this Goldilocks period right now. Inflation isn't a problem. Growth is good, everything is pretty good with a big jolt of stimulation coming from changes in tax laws," Bridgewaters Ray Dalio told CNBC on Tuesday from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
"There is a lot of cash on the sidelines.... We're going to be inundated with cash," he said. "If you're holding cash, you're going to feel pretty stupid," Dalio added.
Heres the Dalio video clip and commentary.
The Curmudgeon (AKA Curmo - a nickname from a reader in Australia) has no comment other than super strong momentum does not immediately lead to a bear market, as weve shown in a table from a previous post.
Chart of the Century (or of all time?):
We thought it was miraculous that the S&P 500 hasnt experienced even a 3% pullback since November 2, 2016 (almost 15 months), but this chart, courtesy of Sentiment Trader (via Twitter) tops that:
Approaching day #200 without back-to-back losses of more than 0.25%. This is truly a singular market without historical precedent.
Good luck and till next time...
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