Advisor Workshop Recap and Potential Signs of a New Bull Market Cycle: Market Commentary from Cabana’s CEO – August 17, 2022

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I would like to spend a few minutes today thanking the entire Cabana team as well as our advisor partners who visited Dallas last week from all over the country for our first ever Cabana Advisor Workshop. What a great week! We discussed the unique economic conditions we’ve seen this year, how it has impacted the world (and all of us at Cabana), some algorithm adjustments we are looking into as a result, and we workshopped and brainstormed new ideas and services that I believe will be a big part of what we do in 2023. Cabana’s relationship with CI Financial has given us access to a robust suite of family office services that I think will benefit our clients as well as our partners who want bespoke products like tax preparation and planning, trust and estate planning, bill pay, financial planning and other related solutions. These expanded offerings will eventually sit alongside our already-existing 401k solutions, asset management, trading, reporting, as well as education and marketing. Finally (and apologies to our clients – this is only relevant to advisor partners at this time), kudos to Georgia and Slate who have put together a resource library available to all our partners who want information and collateral on any subject we have touched on over the years. Lots more to come on all of this this over the next few months, so stay tuned! 

Now, on to the markets. Equity markets have continued to move forward in what is now a sustained rally from the late June lows. All major indices are now testing their respective 200-day moving averages. This important level is likely to provide some resistance to prices moving higher. Stocks have become overbought and are due for rest or pullback as investors assess how far we have come and whether this has been a powerful bear market rally doomed to fail, or the beginnings of a new bull cycle. The first clue that I am looking for is whether the S&P 500 can reclaim its 200-day moving average on a weekly closing basis. That alone should cause the most bearish of investors some pause and is likely to lead to another leg up leading into the next Fed meeting. We will remain patient and take it one day at a time. This has by all accounts been an extraordinary year and nothing should be taken for granted.

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