Strategist Jeff Saut Says 1,100 = Key Level on S&P 500 ~ market folly

Monday, September 26, 2011

Strategist Jeff Saut Says 1,100 = Key Level on S&P 500

Given the recent volatility, we thought it would be prudent to check in on market strategist Jeff Saut. His weekly investment strategy note reiterates how he has pointed to 1,100 on the S&P 500 as a key technical level if the market were indeed in the midst of a bottoming process. He still maintains this stance as the market currently trades above it.

We've noted for a while now how many hedge funds have low net exposure to the market. Under the notion that cash is a position, Saut says that "we have still been pretty circumspect in recommitting capital to the broad stock market until it is apparent THE bottom has been recorded."

This raises an interesting point. Everyone seems to have a lot of cash on the sidelines now, afraid to be the first one to jump back into the pool. It's clear any future rally could be a fierce one as cash comes rushing back from the sidelines. But the question is, will there be a bottom and what will cause it?

Saut says that if the market breaks S&P 1,100, the next downside level he would target would be 1020-1030.

Embedded below is Jeff Saut's market commentary:

You can download a .pdf copy here.

Check out more thoughts from Jeff Saut on why this isn't a recession as well as Saut's favorite stocks.

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