Update from the Trenches: Doing Some Buying

I don’t have a ton of time here because I’m up to my ears in trades, but I wanted to just address the fact that this Dow Jones Industrial Average is now off like 800 points in a few days.

I’m not making a bottom call and we’re still saving most of our dry powder for sub-1000 on the S&P, even if that doesn’t come during this particular spate of selling.

That being said, we are rebalancing and bringing client weightings back up to where we want them – this involves some nibbling at the high-yielding, value oriented stocks we’ve been favoring.  For model portfolio accounts, our cash/bond mix remains at 50% or so as it has been since August 1.  We ignored last week’s Nasdaq levitation act and came into today pretty underweight already.

I don’t know if this is THE selling crescendo, but I can’t afford not to have bought some things just in case it is.

In the meantime, I’m supposed to be on CNBC’s Fast Money tonight, stay tuned…



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