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Posted June 13, 2022

Matt Insley

By Matt Insley

Have Stocks Hit Rock-Bottom?

We’re back with more data from our survey questions, and this chart answers the question: “Do you think stocks have found a bottom?”

Results

You can see just a slim majority of readers believe stocks have already hit bottom while the vast majority think there’s a lot of distance to cover to rock bottom.

Not reflected on this chart? Readers’ suggestions to hedge portfolios against further damage…

Send your opinions to, TheRundownFeedback@StPaulResearch.com

Your Rundown for Monday, June 13, 2022...

Hedges & Moats

Readers’ suggestions on hedging portfolios include (in no particular order)...

  • “Farmland.”
  • “Look for solid investments at reasonable prices.”
  • “Stay invested for the long haul.”
  • “Wait it out. Don't panic.”
  • “Dividend-generating value stocks and cash.”
  • “Place stop orders.”
  • “What is not in a bear market now: oil and commodities.”
  • “Inflation-resistant stocks.”
  • “Look for bargain-buy opportunities.”
  • “HOLD, but dump the stocks not likely to recover over the next two quarters.”
  • “Ride it out.”
  • “Cash and real estate.”
  • “I buy gold monthly and have already raised cash.”
  • “GET OUT OF STOCKS BY 7/14.”

That last bit of advice is prescient…

And while we don’t condone abandoning the stock market altogether, our macro authority Jim Rickards shared some timely insights during his live event last night.

In case you missed it, you can rewatch Jim’s broadcast here. “The good news,” he says, “is there’s still time to adjust your portfolios ahead of a recession or market crash.”

But not much time… We’re hours away now from an announcement that has the power to wreck retirement plans of millions of Americans.

Market Rundown for Monday, June 13, 2022

S&P 500 futures are down 2.3% to 3,810.

Oil is down 1.3% to $119.05 for a barrel of WTI.

Gold is down 1.6% to $1,845.90 per ounce.

And Bitcoin… Well, the flagship crypto is down steeply to $23,700.

Send your comments and questions to, TheRundownFeedback@StPaulResearch.com

Try to have a good Monday. We’ll be back in a couple days!

For The Rundown,

Matt Insley

Matt Insley
Publisher, The Rundown
TheRundownFeedback@StPaulResearch.com

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