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S&P 500 is in in the midst of its longest winning streak in 20 years!!

In a recent report from the Edelson Institute, the S&P 500 has gone 267 days without a correction (market pullback) of 5% or more. This is the longest winning streak in 20 years!

Return on equity, a measure of the profit that companies make on the money invested by shareholders is at its lowest level since WWII!!

Meanwhile, investors complacency towards risk remains as measured by the very low reading of the Volatility index (VIX).

Share buybacks have dropped by 17.5% from a year ago, possibly indicating companies do not wish to buy shares back at high valuations. The S&P 500 valuation near 22 times earnings, ranks in the top 20% of historical readings.

My suggestion is to research options to hedge your portfolio against a possible market pullback.

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All the best!!


About the author, Ralph

My entire 30 yr plus career has focused on finance. The past 7 years have been spent assisting small business owners and commercial real estate investors with obtaining the funding they need to accomplish their goals.

For small business owners, I have assisted with arranging lines of credit, account receivable. purchase order and equipment financing, along with working capital.

For commercial real estate investors, I focus on refi's, refi/cash out, property acquisitions, financing for new commercial developments, fix and flip loans and investment property financing.

During my career, I have learned we all can make the best business decisions possible if we had access to the appropriate capital partner for each specific financial request and credit profile.

Please reach out to me directly with any question you have related to your business or commercial real estate financing objective. Also, you can let me know what struggles you may be facing in your business, and I will do my best to help you get the answers needed to get through the struggle.

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