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Are You Prepared For #Quad4? Short Small Caps & High Beta - 60B12435 450F 420D 9D9D ABCBAE570EE8

Are you prepared for the likely #Quad4 scare in 3Q 2019? You should be.

Last week Hedgeye CEO Keith McCullough hosted our Mega Market Trends investing webcast, a Hedgeye Risk Manager-exclusive event. During the webcast, McCullough outlined our U.S. economic outlook and market implications.

Reality check. The stock market is already trading like Quad 4 (i.e. an environment of U.S. growth and inflation slowing). Here's a quote from this morning's Early Look written by McCullough:

"In addition to being underweight and/or short SMALL CAP (down another -2.0% last week and down -7.7% for May to-date), you also want to be short HIGH BETA as a Factor Exposure in Quad 4."

We want you prepared for the developing Quad 4 market risk.

Digging still deeper into recent performance data.

  1. SP500 down -4.1% for May to-date with Tech leading Sector Style losers at -6.9%
  2. HIGH BETA (-8.6% in the last month) and SMALL CAP (-7.7%) Factor Exposures continue to get smoked

This is exactly what you'd expect to see in a #Quad4 market environment.

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