Investors Are Tactically Bullish But Positionally Bearish As All Eyes Are On Credit, Consumer And China: BAML

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Michelle deBoer-Jones
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Investor flows are starting to shift further into defensive positioning, but we’re also seeing some seemingly conflicting moves within the markets. One firm suggests China is the only one that can bring the global earnings recession to an end. Tactically bullish? Generally, the latest “Flow Show” report from Bank of America Merrill Lynch is rather contradictory in certain areas. Chief Investment Strategist Michael Hartnett and team said in their report dated Jan. 24 that they remain “tactically bullish” although positioning is “still bearish.” They expect risk assets to rally in the first quarter, carrying the S&P 500 as high as…

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Michelle deBoer-Jones is editor-in-chief of Hedge Fund Alpha. She also writes comparative analyses of stocks for TipRanks and runs Providence Writing Services. Previously, she was a television news producer for eight years, producing the morning news programs for NBC affiliates in Evansville, Indiana and Huntsville, Alabama and spending a short time at the CBS affiliate in Huntsville.