The market is edgy to start the year with all eyes on the GA runoff election. As far as what the market does is difficult to predict with all the variables at play.
Manufacturing numbers came in strong for Dec with new orders, production and employment all rising. This should be good for our industrial stocks.
Healthcare is also emerging as a growth opportunity in 2021 and we have some great stock candidates in the works. The beginning of every new year is like putting a puzzle together and so far we have a few pieces in place. More to come!
A Note On Cash
There's nothing wrong with hiding out in cash in a trading account like Options PRO or Mashups. These are tactical accounts that are meant for short-term gains. But cash doesn't make sense in a long-term stock portfolio like Stock PRO. Here's why: The big up days, like the 1000pt moves of 2020 are few and far between and extremely hard to predict. They also happen very fast. A long-term investor who's in cash WILL MISS these most important days and be left to try and "time" the next move in the market. Keeping a 20% war chest in cash ready to deploy for opportunities is a much better strategy, which is typical in Stock PRO. Cash might save some short-term losses, but being fully invested long-term is the better play. Trade short-term pain for long-term gain!