Below is a chart and brief excerpt from today’s Market Situation Report written by Tier 1 Alpha. If you’re interested in learning more about the Hedgeye-Tier 1 Alpha partnership, there’s more information here.

We covered the NAAIM index recently on December 15. We were surprised that after a 700-point S&P 500 rally, the active manager community had yet to be fully allocated to equities. Now they are.

97% Equity Exposure Suggests Slowdown is Coming - 18

The NAAIM Exposure Index, which gauges active investment managers' equity exposure, stands at an elevated 97.32% as we head through the holiday season, a jump from last week's 77.9%. Historically, when the index reaches such high levels, it can serve as a contrarian signal, indicating that there might be a pullback or at least a slowdown in equity markets. This is because extreme bullish sentiment, as reflected by such a high index value, often precedes market corrections as it suggests overbought conditions or limited cash left to drive markets higher, at least from the active community.

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