By the close of February on Friday, all three indexes were in better shape than they had been at the start of the month. While January was a wild month full of whipsaws which made many investors question whether the bull market was ending, February smoothed out the volatility and all three major indexes moved higher.
The Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen was partly responsible for the decline of volatility in February with her remarks that would seem to indicate that further time was probably going to be needed before raising interest rates. As well the plunge in oil that plagued the markets in January turned calmer in February as oil prices seemed to stabilize as the month progressed. While dire predictions of $30 oil still abound, oil is not showing any signals that it will break the $45.00 price level.
The week ahead investing strategy notes for the first week of March look at what levels and valuations can be used to assist in staying protected by investing as we head into March. By understanding the various valuation levels, I am better able to protect my capital from a decline and know at what point I should be committing more capital or less capital to my trades.
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Setting Up The First Week Of March – Investing Strategy Notes for the Week Ahead
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