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What's on Tap for the Market?

I am not talking about beer...

 

After the long July 4th holiday, many of you may be thinking I was speaking of those drinks you enjoyed this weekend as you grilled out with friends and family.

 

However, I am talking about the tap at the gas pump, and the tap or I should say spigot coming out of Washington.

 

We just finished up the first half of they year, so I want to give you a "heads" up what is to come for the remainder of 2011. The year is really taking shape as I expected.

 

The next week or two will give us some insight if we can move higher or if it works out like I suspect, we will retest these lows one more time prior to a final move higher for the year.

 

VERY IMPORTANT: We have some forces for the next six months that will move the market higher, but please be cautious after this next run up. A few things I would like to share with you that will move the markets going forward.

 

The first item is gas. Not the politicians blowing hot air, but the kind you put in your car. This reprieve from higher gas prices needs to stick around to create a stimulus for the average consumer. From the 2nd quarter of 2010 to the second quarter of 2011, the increase in gas prices sucked nearly $120 billion from the consumer in just the second quarter alone. It is projected to now drop from $30-$50 billion per quarter with the recent decrease in prices. However, it is still much higher than the second quarter of 2010. This will continue to drain John and Jane Doe.

 

The second item is quantitative easing #3. Yes, I said it. This economy is not running correctly except for the government printing presses. I actually think they will turn down a bit, but expect the government to give a tax holiday to corporate America and with the projected $1 Trillion dollars or more overseas, this will create the same effect as another stimulus right here in the USA. This is the best kind of stimulus we could ask for.

 

The third item which many of you will not want to hear has to do with the debt ceiling. If the Republicans and Democrats come to terms and cut federal spending (which they need to), it will cause another downturn in corporate earnings and yes the market will falter sometime in 2012. The federal cuts will eventually offset any corporate spending if they are great enough.

 

My personal opinion is this will not happen, they will announce cuts, not live up to them, and just kill the US dollar to pay back debt easier. You can also read this as the largest tax increase in the next five to seven years without actually having a tax increase. This 2012 downturn will then be temporary.

 

So for the rest of the year, the markets will tend to move higher and then we may have some adjustment in 2012.  Obviously, I will give you more insight to this as we move closer and things become more apparent as to how they will play out.

 

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President, Rebella Accountancy

 

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