If you had asked me a few months ago if we’d see an all-time high on the S&P 500, I’d have said “no.” I didn’t think the economy supported it, and just a few months ago, we were 40% below today’s levels.
But, the market is always surprising and I’m certain this rise caught more than a few investors off-guard.
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Personally, I’ve been 100% invested in my “long-term” account, but sticking on the sidelines a lot more in my “active trading” account. Goes to show that the “set-and-forget” money usually does just fine.
So, where to from here? I’ve been skeptical of the rise, so that always tempers my outlook. But, for now, I see no clouds on the horizon.
I mentioned my “long-term” account, so I’ll show you a couple of those holdings. The first is Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). A new all-time high? Tough to argue with that.
Waste Management (NYSE:WM) has also had a terrific run. It’s outperforming the market, but can it keep up a 15% per quarter rise? I’d take that gain for the entire year!
Enjoy the holiday weekend. Back at you next Friday.