Buyers & Sellers

May 20th Weekly Market Update

At the heart of it, all markets come down to buyers and sellers. U.S. stocks are being purchased by foreigners and corporations, while pensions and insiders remain net sellers. Demand from individuals and hedge funds has been mixed.

Risks to stocks would be a slowdown in corporate buybacks, and a continuation of the slowing pace of net buying by foreigners. On the other hand, fuel for the stock market could come from a re-allocation back toward stocks by pensions and individual investors.

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