The transportation index is an excellent barometer of market health. The consumer is the epicenter of our economy. Someone has to transport all of those goods from merchant to consumer. If transportation is doing poorly it’s usually due to weakness in the consumer.
While the S&P and Nasdaq continue to trade above the November lows the transportation index blasted thru the November lows without even thinking twice.
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One more reason to remain cautious.
Mr. Roche is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Discipline Funds.Discipline Funds is a low fee financial advisory firm with a focus on helping people be more disciplined with their finances.
He is also the author of Pragmatic Capitalism: What Every Investor Needs to Understand About Money and Finance, Understanding the Modern Monetary System and Understanding Modern Portfolio Construction.