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Growth is improving this month, and inflation is cooling off. Add a positive TLI and oversold markets, and it sounds like a good entry point to buy the dip.

What does the TOGGLE Market Checklist have to say?

The Good: PMIs and low inflation surprises? I’ll take that!

PMIs were a relief last week when new orders – the earliest gauge of economic growth – rebounded from their negative dip back into expansion territory above 51%. As a reminder, PMIs are considered negative when they are < 50%.

To compound the good news, Citi Inflation Surprises took a nosedive back towards 0. Whilst still high, retracing inflation surprises show us that a) inflation is cooling and b) the market has priced in a good degree of the current inflation trend.

And the TLI is making new highs – check out tomorrow’s Daily Brief!

The Bad: expensive valuations, seasonal trends

SPX P/E remains stubbornly above 16x and seasonal trends are mixed from September.

Upcoming: CPI next Tuesday

CPI comes out on Sep 13th and it will be followed by FOMC on Sep 21st (where Powell will try to qualify his Jackson hole comments).

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In conclusion?

Good growth, falling inflation, a positive TLI and an oversold market. Sounds to us like a good recipe to buy a dip.

Originally Posted September 8, 2022 – Good news

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