Turov Share 0 Tweet Trader’s Wire Market Update for Wednesday, August 2, 2017 The SPX advanced 6.05 points yesterday to close at 2476.35. TOT daily traders came into the session 400% short and took our loss on the close. Note that while the major indices advanced yesterday, more than all of the advance occurred on the opening, and for the balance of the day, the market actually declined. Since initiation of the Turov on Timing service on September 30, 1993, our daily trader recommendations have gained 17306.04 cumulative SPX points, compared to a gain of 2017.42 points in the index itself over the same period. That’s a ratio of 8.58 to one. (Please note that any day in which the daily trader recommendation fails to outperform the SPX by at least a ratio of +8.58 to one, since that’s the ratio of outperformance already achieved, that ratio will decline.) (The commentary in this paragraph last updated August 1, 2017) The super long term perspective (a prediction, not a forecast!) for the stock market remains bearish (within the context of a medium term bull market). I believe that, adjusted for REAL inflation (not the funny numbers the Social Security Administration uses) the stock market may be lower in real dollars in 2020 than it was in 2000, although higher in nominal dollars. For a long time, I’ve been saying, “I also expect that our new 2016-elected President will have some very serious problems during his/her single term in office.” That belief stands, and we see it happening already. (The commentary in this paragraph last updated August 1, 2017.) Despite the 1999 feel to the market, the Intermediate Term Model remains bearish. While the market could certainly move higher in the short run, by Labor Day I expect to see it lower than it is now. I do not believe such a decline will be the death knell for this medium term bull market, and it could well offer an opportunity for us to partake of the last phase of the bull market. The SPX looks pretty good after the first 75 minutes of trading or so. Stand aside for now.