Euphoria? Okay, sure. Maybe in word, but not in deed. Here’s Oppenheimer’s Ari Wald highlighting a divergence that merits attention…
While newsletter surveys are signaling optimism, recent fund flow data suggests that investor skepticism still lingers. For instance, ICI estimated a $2B net outflow from domestic equity ETFs and mutual funds for the week of Jan 6 which marks the first redemption since the US election. What investors are doing is often more important than what they’re saying, and we therefore view this lack of euphoria as a positive for the overall equity cycle.
Josh here. Are people feeling more bullish? Yes. Are they buying with reckless abandon? No. Only a Sith deals in absolutes.
Technical Analysis: Inflection Points Oppenheimer – January 14th, 2017