We’re seeing some mixed signals in the market at the moment.
Some investors are really upbeat, while other investors are a little bit more pessimistic.
For example, cash as a percentage of assets among Charles Schwab Corp. clients have hit the lowest levels since 2004. In our opinion this may suggest that individual or retail investors are more invested as of late than they have in the past.
However, Morgan Stanley’s hedge fund clients have reduced their leverage to the lowest level this year. This could be a sign of reducing risk.
Our take on all of this is that it makes sense to be invested right now given the strong economy. However, at the same time it doesn’t make sense to be reaching for excessive risk at the moment.
Hope you have a great weekend!
Cash as a percentage of assets among Charles Schwab Corp. clients in August fell to 10.4 percent, matching the level in January that marked the lowest since 2004. This data point, along with the Morgan Stanley's hedge fund client leverage data was referenced from the Bloomberg article, "Blowout Quarter for Stocks Has Mom and Pop All In, Pros Cautious" by Bloomberg reporter Lu Wang.
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