We believe the current rally is being driven by traders, which is fine. Traders who "played" the current rally will be more than happy to sell at the first sign of trouble, which could come from this week's ISM report, Friday's employment report, or from across the pond. Given the points that follow, do you really believe the current rally in stocks is sustainable?
We believe the psyche of investors is on the verge of reaching a tipping point, which could cause a very rapid decline in asset prices. It is next to impossible to know if and when they will reach for the sell button in unison, but the risk for such an event is elevated and must be considered in all portfolio management decisions. Stocks dropped 34% in twelve trading sessions in 1987.