ITPM Flash Ep27 is a video series from the Institute of Trading and Portfolio Management (ITPM), founded by Anton Kreil, that provides market insights from the Institute’s senior trading mentors.

ITPM Flash Ep27 – Summary

  • Market Overview:
    • Recent year-end rally fueled by expectations of a soft landing, falling inflation, and anticipated 2024 rate cuts.
    • Substantial inflow of $70 billion into equities in December, indicating robust confidence in the market’s pivot.
  • Earnings Caution:
    • Approach to Q4 earnings season with caution as expectations have dwindled from up eight to up two.
    • Despite the market’s positive momentum, earnings have not followed suit, raising concerns about the market’s pricing dynamics.
  • Stock Performance:
    • Major stocks like Nike, FedEx, and Mobileye experienced significant declines, challenging the prevailing optimistic market sentiment.
    • The discrepancy between market behavior and individual stock performance raises questions about the reliability of current market indicators.
  • Risks and Cautionary Signals:
    • Warning signs observed in the market’s response to lower yields; potential contraction in ISM Services adds another layer of risk.
    • Examination of discounting trends in key categories reveals greater discounts this Christmas season compared to the previous year, questioning the sustainability of profit margins.
  • Labor Market Dynamics:
    • Normalization of average hours worked per week raises concerns about potential workforce reduction if demand falls below expectations.
    • Decreasing response rates from companies submitting data to the Bureau of Labor Statistics prompt doubts about the reliability of current labor market data.

ITPM Flash Ep27 – Conclusion

  • Despite the market’s optimism, the speaker maintains a cautious stance due to uncertainties in the macroeconomic landscape.
  • The speaker’s portfolio is only 75% invested, reflecting a prudent approach amid unclear market conditions.
  • Advice includes avoiding forced trades, maintaining flexibility, and careful stock selection in light of the uncertainties.
  • Traders are urged to stay informed and adapt strategies during the upcoming earnings season, acknowledging the unpredictability in the market’s current state.


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About me

The Institute of Trading and Portfolio Management (ITPM), founded by ex-Goldman Sachs trader Anton Kreil, helped me on my journey to become a profitable retail trader

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In September 2022 Anton Kreil asked me and another one of his former mentees, if we want to do a webinar with him. After the Thailand class in April 2022 and the following mentoring with Anton from Mai to July 2022 I thought it was great opportunity to show what I have learned and how I have progressed

ITPM Thailand Mentoring

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