The S&P 500 recorded a key reversal on May 1, and the end of the tariff truce ensured follow-through selling. With today's early losses, it is off nearly 3.5% this month. In my brief chat with Stuart Varney at Fox Business, I suggest that the stretched technical condition left the market vulnerable to a "buy in May and go away" scenario. There was some suggestion that comments by Atlanta's Fed's Bostic playing down a rate cut may have spurred some losses. While this is possible, I see the market as rejecting other signals by Fed officials that it will be patient and in a wait-and-see mode. Despite attempts by some journalists and analysts to find differences, Fed officials have been singing from the same hymn book. Perhaps what as unusual (in the modern sense)
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The target I suggested for the S&P 500 is 2700-2720, and knowing the Varney watches the Dow Industrials, a similar objective is near 24700-25000.