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Demand Side of The Market Steady As It Goes!  Big Cap Investors Plan Continued Increase In Exposure To Equities

August 17th, 2021 by TopGun Press

Demand Side of The Market

Steady As It Goes!

Big Cap Investors Plan Continued Increase In Exposure To Equities

For Immediate Release – New York, NY, August 17th, 2021 (TopGun Press)

Are you planning to be a net buyer in the near term 3 months? (Net buyer means own more $ in equities than you do today.)

Yes = 84% (84% last week) (83% two weeks ago) (66% September 2020)
No = 16% (16% last week) (17% two weeks ago) (34% September 2020)

Planned Sector Gainers and Losers

Purple Color = Change in Ownership Commitment Level Week over Week


Prior Ownership Commitment Level
(0 to 100)

Gainers and Losers
% Increase/Decrease
Next 90 Days

Forest Products 57 16%
Oil & Gas – Exploration 58 12%
Entertainment 59 10%
Aerospace/Defense 59 8%
Pipelines & Utilities 61 8%
Telecommunications 60 7%
Software & Services 64 6%
Banks 65 5%
Internet 65 5%
Manufacturing 65 5%
Engineering 67 4%
Agriculture 69 4%
Broadcasting/Cable 61 3%
Retailing 66 3%
Asset Managers 62 2%
Hardware 63 2%
Real Estate/REIT 63 2%
Telecommunications Equipment 64 2%
Consumer Products 66 2%
Automotive 61 0%
Insurance – Life 64 0%
Mining 64 0%
Insurance – P&C 67 -1%
Chemicals 66 -2%
Precious Metals 66 -2%
Financial Services 63 -2%
Pharmaceuticals 71 -3%
Healthcare 68 -3%
Building and Construction 67 -3%
Hospitality 67 -3%
Heavy Industry 63 -3%
Biotech 72 -4%
Food & Beverage 69 -4%
Oil & Gas – Integrated 68 -4%
Environment 72 -6%
Transportation 67 -6%
Medical Technology 75 -8%
Financial Technology 74 -8%

What Will Curb Investor Enthusiasm?

Other than changes in earnings and corporate performance what environment factors will signal reversals of the global net buyer trend?

  • Proposed US Corporate Income Tax Increase (to 28%)
  • Proposed US Personal Capital Gains Tax Increase (to 39.5%)
  • Proposed Major US Government Spending Increase
  • Increased US Trade Imbalance vs China
  • Increased/Prolonged Inflation

Impact on Big Ticket Investors’ Exposure to Equities Legend (Greatly Decrease (-10%+), Decrease (0% to -10%), Neutral (0%), Increase (0% to 10%), Greatly Increase (10%+)):

Poll results coming soon


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